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Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time

How Many of the Top-Grossing Movies of All Time Have You Seen?

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Though a film's success isn't based solely on how much money it pulls in, box-office numbers are still crucial to determining what type of movies make it to the big screen. It's no surprise that family-friendly blockbusters, hero flicks, and animated movies bring in the most dough, but some of the films that cracked the list of the 50 highest-grossing movies of all time just may surprise you. Take a look for yourself!

  1. Avatar (2009): $2.7 billion
  2. Titanic (1997): $2.1 billion
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): $2 billion
  4. Jurassic World (2015): $1.6 billion
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) $1.6 billion
  6. Marvel's The Avengers (2012): $1.5 billion
  7. Furious 7 (2015): $1.5 billion
  8. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $1.4 billion
  9. Black Panther (2018): $1.3 billion
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 (2011): $1.3 billion
  11. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): $1.3 billion
  12. Frozen (2013): $1.2 billion
  13. Beauty and the Beast (2017): $1.2 billion
  14. The Fate of the Furious (2017): $1.2 billion
  15. Iron Man 3 (2013): $1.2 billion
  16. Minions (2015): $1.1 billion
  17. Captain America: Civil War (2016): $1.1 billion
  18. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): $1.1 billion
  19. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003): $1.1 billion
  20. Skyfall (2012): $1.1 billion
  21. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014): $1.1 billion
  22. The Dark Knight Rises (2012): $1 billion
  23. Toy Story 3 (2010): $1 billion
  24. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006): $1 billion
  25. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (2016): $1 billion
  26. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011): $1 billion
  27. Despicable Me 3 (2017): $1 billion
  28. Jurassic Park (1993): $1 billion
  29. Finding Dory (2016): $1 billion
  30. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999): $1 billion
  31. Alice in Wonderland (2010): $1 billion
  32. Zootopia (2016): $1 billion
  33. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012): $1 billion
  34. The Dark Knight (2008): $1 billion
  35. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001): $974 million
  36. Despicable Me 2 (2013): $970 million
  37. The Lion King (1994): $968 million
  38. The Jungle Book (2016): $966 million
  39. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007): $963 million
  40. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 (2010): $960 million
  41. Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle (2018): $959 million
  42. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013): $958 million
  43. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014): $956 million
  44. Finding Nemo (2003): $940 million
  45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007): $939 million
  46. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009): $934 million
  47. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002): $926 million
  48. Shrek 2 (2004): $919 million
  49. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005): $896 million
  50. Spider-Man 3 (2007): $890 million
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