TALKING BILLIONS | Highest Grossing Films of All Time


In the wake of Iron Man 3 breaking records money-wise (ignore the story, some in our quarters did not like it 😉 ) we decided to dig around and find out what other films have made it in the All Time list.  Within this new millennium, films such as The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King have raked in their fair share of billions at the Box Office, and you would be forgiven if you were to name them if asked for a list of possible Box Office glory contenders. But guess what, they don’t come close…

The films that hold the top spots, defying all competition without even factoring 3D ticket sales and IMAX screen prices are listed below.  The figures have been adjusted for inflation, to some of you (quite a few) the list may not be a surprise, to the rest; get ready for a shocker…

#11. Iron Man 3
Plot:When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Release: 2013
Total Gross: $1.14 Billion

#10. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Plot: Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.
Release: 1937
Total Gross: $1.95 Billion

#9. Jaws
Plot: When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
Release: 1975
Total Gross: $1.95 Billion

#8. Doctor Zhivago
Plot: Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist’s wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution.
Release: 1965
Total Gross: $1.99 Billion

#7. The Ten Commandments
Plot: The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Release: 1956
Total Gross: $2.01 Billion

#6. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Plot: A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet.
Release: 1982
Total Gross: $2.22 Billion

#5. The Sound of Music
Plot: A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Release: 1965
Total Gross: $2.27 Billion

#4. Titanic
Plot: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Release: 1997
Total Gross: $2.41 Billion

#3. Star Wars
Plot: Luke Skywalker, a spirited farm boy, joins rebel forces to save Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire’s planet-destroying Death Star.
Release: 1977
Total Gross: $2.71 Bilion

#2. Avatar
Plot: A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Release: 2009
Total Gross: $2.78

#1. Gone With the Wind
Plot: American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Release: 1939
Total Gross: $3.3 Billion

There you have it! How well did your movie knowledge hold up?  The above list proves that old is always, or atleast, currently gold 😉

Source: Sky Movies