Top 7 Highest Grossing Movies Of All time.
As long as we continue to enjoy the peculiar sensation of gathering with a bunch of strangers in a darkened theater, film will still matter. Film matters because we use it to tell stories about who we are, what makes us human, and what concerns us in the everyday. It matters because it offers us a language to speak to each other across national, class, economic and racial lines. Film is a phenomenon that allows us to understand cultures and people…
Yet sometimes, all we want from film is to see Hollywood wiping its ass with a lousy tentpole script, some dreadful CGI, a trillion dollar action sequence, and the endearing cheesiness of a film that has no idea how mainstream it really is: What could be better that a big budget blockbuster? As expected, the ranking of the highest grossing movies of all time is riddled with the Mega Movie.
In fact, movies seem to break the fabled billion-dollar mark all the time these days. the following 7 highest grossing movies of all time certainly do. So, without further ado, here are the top 7 heavyweight, box office champions of theater. (All amounts are in USD, and current at the time of publishing.
Top 7 Highest Grossing Movies Of All time.
Fans all over the world eagerly waited for the release of Avatar. And it didn’t disappoint, with many critics arguing it redefined the possibilities of cinema due to the outstanding visuals. So it’s little wonder the film – directed by James Cameron. Brought in a whopping $2,787,965,087 making it the highest grossing film of all time. The epic sci-fi also surpassed the previous record by more than 50 per cent.
- With a production value of $200 million, the movie about Jack and Rose’s doomed love affair cost more than the boat itself. But it paid off; the movie was number one at the U.S. box office for a record fifteen consecutive weeks and the first film to be released on VHS/DVD while it was still being shown in theaters. In fact, Paramount had to send out replacement reels to theaters who had literally worn out their copies.
In the years since its release, the film that launched the career of Kate Winslet – and proved that audiences were more than happy to endure a three-hour run-time – has become the stuff of movie-making legend, not to mention a gazillion memes.
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
The 2015 film was an exciting comeback for the popular franchise and the hype surrounding it was incredible. Having some of the most well-known characters. Including Leia Organa, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca in the film meant it held a similar spirit to the original trilogy which ended with the Return of Jedi in 1983. As a result, the film was not only well received but also brought in an impressive $2,068,223,624.
4. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Bringing together some of the world’s biggest superheroes such as Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider Man, and adapted from the famous Marvel Comics series in 1991. this film shattered a bunch of box office records, including the highest grossing movie of 2018 and the fastest film to gross $1 billion in under 11 days. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, the film was nominated for multiple awards and brought in $2,045,052,992 overall.
5. ‘Jurassic World’
The story idea for Jurassic World came from Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Mark Protosevich, who got together privately on several occasions to discuss the notion of doing another installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.
Of course, this is a movie that was always going to rake in the ticket sales. Yet, what Jurassic World gained in size, it lost in terms of plot and character chemistry. The result was a mega blockbuster that ate the box office alive, but remained kinda all bark and no bite.
6. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Joss Whedon’s action/adventure film, “Marvel’s The Avengers” ($1,519,557,910), starring Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, was released in 2012.
The Marvel Comics films have proved such moneymakers in large part because they play well internationally, but the fact that Academy Award nominees Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Joss Whedon, and Seamus McGarvey were on board for The Avengers couldn’t have hurt the box office profits for this flick.
7. ‘Furious 7’
Production on Furious 7 was halted on December 1, 2013, following the death of Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash on November 30, 2013.
Director Wan and Universal executives held a conference call to determine. How to proceed with the production in a manner respectful to Walker’s memory. Although there was reportedly some consideration about scrapping the film altogether, Furious 7 eventually resumed production and gave Paul’s character “a proper send-off,” much to the delight of Fast and the Furious fans and – call us cynical, here – Universal’s bank balance.
So, there you have it, the top 7 highest grossing movies of all time.