The movie business is booming right now with records being regularly broken for the highest earning movies ever made. According to recent box office stats, these top 20 grossing movies have a combined total of $30 billion dollars. Bear in mind as well that these stats don’t include related sales such as DVDs, merchandise, video games and toys that always follow the release of a top movie.
|20||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||$1.123 Billion|
|19||Captain America: Civil War||$1.153 Billion|
|17||Iron Man 3||$1.214 Billion|
|16||The Fate of the Furious||$1.238 Billion|
|15||Incredibles 2||$1.240 Billion|
|14||Beauty and the Beast||$1.263 Billion|
|12||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||$1.304 Billion|
|11||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||$1.332 Billion|
|10||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||$1.341 Billion|
|9||Black Panther||$1.346 Billion|
|8||Avengers: Age of Ultron||$1.405 Billion|
|7||Furious 7||$1.516 Billion|
|6||The Avengers||$1.518 Billion|
|5||Jurassic World||$1.671 Billion|
|4||Avengers: Infinity War||$2.046 Billion|
|3||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||$2.068 Billion|
20. Transformers: Dark of the Moon $1.123 Billion
Kicking off our list of the top 20 highest grossing movies at the box office is Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This movie managed to generate a massive $1.123 billion. Out of all the Transformers movies, Dark of the Moon was the most successful and the highest grossing at the box office. This gives the total sales for Transformers movies to be $4.3 billion, not including toys, DVD sales and merchandise.
19. Captain America: Civil War $1.153 Billion
Since the release of Marvel’s Captain America films, Captain America: Civil war has been the most successful at the box office, making an impressive $1.153 billion dollars. This makes it the highest-grossing Captain America movie made today.
18. Minions $1.159 Billion
I’m sure by now that most of us will be familiar with the Despicable Me animated movies made by DreamWorks. Minions was a spin-off to the Despicable Me movies and ended up being more successful. When released in 2015, the Minions movie grossed $1.159 billion at the box office, earning them 18th place on our list of top grossing movies.
17. Iron Man 3 $1.214 Billion
Just managing to scrape by Captain America: Civil War is Marvel character, Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 3 managed to grab itself 17th spot on our highest grossing movie at the box office list with $1.214 billion generated. Total sales for the Iron Man movies have now reached $4 billion dollars and the movies have also made Robert Downey Jr one of the richest actors in Hollywood.
16. The Fate of the Furious $1.238 Billion
Next on our list of the highest grossing movies is The Fate of the Furious which is the latest of The Fast and Furious franchise. The franchise have managed to produce over 10 Fast and Furious movies which have all been successful at the box office. Released in 2017, The Fate of the Furious grossed a huge $541 million dollars on its first weekend and reached a total of $1.238 billion.
15. Incredibles 2 $1.240 Billion
Released in 2018, Walt Disney’s Incredibles 2 made a tidy $1.249 billion dollars at the box office. After the success of the first Incredibles movie ($663 million in 2004), Incredibles 2 was released 14 years later and ended up generating several million dollars more.
14. Beauty and the Beast $1.263 Billion
Next on our list of top grossing films is the remake of the original Walt Disney cartoon, Beauty and the Beast. Starring Emma Watson and released in 2017, this movie was so successful it grossed $1.263 billion dollars at the box office.
13. Frozen $1.290 Billion
Walt Disney’s Frozen is the most successful and highest grossing animated movie today, earning it 13th place on our list top grossing movie at big screen. Frozen grossed a massive $1.290 billion in box office sales and that’s not including DVDs, toys or merchandise.
12. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $1.304 Billion
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released in 2018 and was the sequel to the 2015 Jurassic World movie. Fallen Kingdom had a budget of $187 million dollars which turned around box office sales of a huge $1.304 billion dollars.
11. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $1.332 Billion
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in 2017 and made a massive $450 million on its first weekend of release. Star Wars: The Last Jedi ended up grossing a total of $1.332 billion dollars.
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 $1.341 Billion
Since the books were released and it finally hit the big screen, kids and adults have always flocked to the big screen to watch the Harry Potter movies. Out of all the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 smashed all the previous records, grossing in at $1.341 billion at the box office.
9. Black Panther $1.346 Billion
We were quite surprised to have Marvel’s Black Panther in at number 9 on our list of the highest grossing movies ever made. Black Panther grossed over $1.346 billion dollars at the box office, beating off Marvel’s Iron Man and Captain America films.
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron $1.405 Billion
Next on the list of the highest grossing movies is Avengers: Age of Ultron. This was the second Avengers film Marvel brought out but it didn’t quite top the first. It still takes 8th spot on the list with an impressive gross of $1.405 billion at the box office – it also made $392 million on its opening weekend .
7. Furious 7 $1.516 Billion
Next on our list for top grossing films in hollywood is Furious 7. Released in 2015, Furious 7 is the most successful out of all ten of the Fast and Furious movies. Grossing $1.516 billion dollars at the cinemas, Furious 7 made a huge $397 million dollars on its opening weekend.
6. The Avengers $1.518 Billion
6th on the list of top grossing movies is Marvel’s, The Avengers. Marvel came up with a genius idea of incorporating all Marvel characters into one film. It was an instant hit, grossing $1.518 billion at cinema with $392 million on its opening weekend.
5. Jurassic World $1.671 Billion
Jurassic World is a follow up to the classic 1993 film, Jurassic Park (which was also hugely successful). This film topped all Jurassic films made including it’s sequel – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom released in 2018. Jurassic World makes 4th place on the list after generating $1.671 billion dollars, $541 million dollars of that having been made on its opening weekend.
4. Avengers: Infinity War $2.046 Billion
Another Marvel film that makes our list is Avengers: Infinity War. Released in 2018, this movie beats previous records (The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron which were also successful, 8th and 6th spot on the list of top grossing movies). This makes Avengers: Infinity War the most successful superhero movie ever made.
Infinity War also has another record under its belt. According to Wikipedia, it is ranked number 1 for the highest grossing opening weekend with a massive $640 million made at the box office on its first weekend opening.
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $2.068 Billion
The box office success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has meant it’s managed to grab itself 3rd place on the list of top grossing movies. With $2.068 billion dollars generated, this makes it the highest grossing of all the Star Wars films made. The Force Awakens made $541 million dollars on its opening weekend alone which is the highest grossing opening weekend out of all the Star Wars films.
2. Titanic $2.187 Billion
Number 2 on the list is Titanic. Since being released in 1997, James Cameron’s Titanic held the top spot for the highest grossing movie for a whopping 12 years. What also makes this more impresses is, unlike the other movies, this is not a sequel or a franchise. Titanic has managed to generate an astonishing $2.187 billion at box office.
1. Avatar $2.787 Billion
Knocking Titanic off the top spot and ranking in at number 1 on the list of top 20 highest grossing movies of all time is no other than James Cameron’s 2009 Avatar, which grossed a whopping $2.787 billion at box office (and $241 million on its opening weekend). These stats make it the most success movie at the box office of all time. Perhaps the long awaited Avatar 2 will knock it off the top spot.