Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

Wondering what are the Top 10 highest grossing movies of all time? If yes, then this article would result in your ultimate destination. 

A staggering number of movies are announced every year but only a few deliver the kind of performance that stays in the hearts of audiences for a long time. Everything including the storyline, visual effects, actor’s performance matters in order to uplift a movie on an overall basis. Yet, there are movies that excel in all these factors and so are some of the highest grossing movies of all time. 

Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

Here is the list of the Top 10 highest grossing movies of all time. 

Let’s take a look!

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10. Frozen II

Produced by The Walt Disney Animation Studios, Frozen II broke all the records and claimed the spot for the highest-grossing animated film of all time. It grossed $127 million domestically, and $350 million worldwide on its opening weekend. The film went on to surpass the records of the original Frozen and ultimately become the highest-grossing Walt Disney Animation Studios film.

Release year: 2019

Worldwide gross: $1,450,026,933

9. Furious 7

Directed by James Wan, Furious 7 was internationally praised for its performance as it beat all the expectations of the makers. The movie made $1.516 billion worldwide against its $190 million budget and was ranked the fourth highest-grossing film in the year 2015. Currently, it’s the ninth highest-grossing film of all time.

Release year: 2015

Worldwide gross: $1,516,045,911

8. The Avengers

Avengers is undeniably the most popular film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was the most successful movie and recorded the biggest weekend opening for a film in history ever. The film is entitled to the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide. It is also claimed to be the most successful film released by Walt Disney to date. 

Release year: 2012

Worldwide gross: $1,518,812,988

7. The Lion King

The Lion King is the most successful animated film Disney has ever created. It was a reboot to the 1994 animated classic movie that was titled the same. The animal’s facial expressions reflected their true emotions and were effectively conveyed. The storyline revolves around Simba who will take forward the throne after his father Mufasa. However, his uncle Scar also has his eyes on the throne.

Release year: 2019

Worldwide gross: $1,656,943,394

6. Jurassic World

Jurassic World is a science fiction action-adventure film that is a fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. It was directed by Colin Trevorrow and was praised for its groundbreaking visual effects. The theme of the movie revolves around dinosaurs and takes an exciting turn when a genetic hybrid known as the Indominus rex escapes containment. The movie is currently the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.

Release year: 2015

Worldwide gross: $1,671,713,208

5. Avengers: Infinity War

Yet another one from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War is among the top five highest grossing movies of all time. The events in the movie occur to defeat the powerful Thanos and the Black Order who are to obtain the six powerful Infinity Stones. It was produced with an estimated budget of $345 million and is considered to be among the most expensive films ever made.

Release year: 2018

Worldwide gross: $2,048,359,754

4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gathered characters and incidents that arrested the attention of audiences instantly. The movie is the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise and the first one in the sequel trilogy. The elements in the movie are demonstrated in an aesthetic way and show the tones of a universe you’ll be glad to experience. 

Release year: 2015

Worldwide gross: $2,068,223,624

3. Titanic

Titanic undoubtedly remains the golden cinematic standard for every new launch as it stands the best of time even today. The overly sentimental story and the sweeping romance between Jack and Rose were nothing less than ironic. James Cameron’s disaster epic Titanic is a sheer masterpiece! The movie’s intense storyline including the tear-jerking ending is something that will keep you stunned every time you watch it. 

Release year: 1997

Worldwide gross: $2,194,439,542

2. Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame weaved both action and characters in a way that resulted out in an emotional and captivating story. The movie was a cinematic triumph as all the scenes depicted were outstanding and to-the-point. It is the highest grossing movie after Avatar, Avengers: Endgame was an end to popular, recent, and huge franchises which you’ll regret missing on. 

Release year: 2019

Worldwide gross: $2,797,501,328

1. Avatar

Debuted in 2009, Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time and has been holding the title for a decade now. The movie was praised for its mind-boggling visual effects for which it was awarded seven global awards. It was groundbreaking in cinematic terms and revolutionized the invention of an entirely new world. James Cameron’s newfangled ways of introducing audiences to a magical world dropped Avatar to the tune of more than $2 billion worldwide.

Release year: 2009

Worldwide gross: $2,846,089,541


So this was the list of Top 10 highest grossing movies of all time. Except for Titanic, all the other movies on the list are released after 2010. A number of big labeled production houses release their movies every year, however, the fact that only a few of them are praised to an extent that they stand ironic even today amazes me. 

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