Here is the list of Top 10 Highest Grossing Hollywood Films Of All Times:
Filmmaking has achieved the status of an important form of making money and earning fame overnight. Actors, directors, producers, editors, stuntmen and the rest of the production team of any movie give their very best to make sure that the film becomes a super hit and gets to make the business worth millions of dollars. The ten highest-grossing films in the history of Hollywood are as follows:
10. Iron Man 3
The third film of Marvel’s action-packed Iron Man series, the movie was released in 2013 and were immensely successful in the global box office as it did business worth $1,215,439,994 and became the third Marvel movie to enter the top-10 ranking (other two include The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron at number five and seven, respectively).
The movie cost around $200 million in production and has generated much more money ever since it got released. In an interview in 2014, movie protagonist Robert Downy Jr. hinted towards the fourth installation of the series to be released in the coming years.
One of Walt Disney’s most acclaimed animated films Frozen hit cinemas in November 2013 and became an instant hit as it was liked equally by viewers of all age groups primarily because of the plot along with the visual and the audio effects it entailed.
Since its release, Frozen has done record business worth $1,287,000,000 and ranks at number nine in the top ten highest grossing films of Hollywood. The film won many accolades including the Best Animated Movie of 2013 and the Best Original Song as well.
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The eighth and final installation of Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter movie series based on the novels written by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows – Part 2 appeared in cinemas all over the world in July 2011. Jam-packed audiences around the world witnessed Harry Potter (acted by Daniel Radcliff) defeat the Dark Lord as the movie became a global sensation and earned $1,341,511,219.
The movie won the Best Visual Effects award at the 65th BAFTA awards and was nominated in several other categories. The series facilitated in uplifting the cast’s careers a great deal.
7. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Another Marvel’s superhero movie that made it into the top 10, Avengers: Age of Ultron hit cinemas in April 2015 and served as a sequel to the 2012 released film The Avengers.
The film was able to generate a stunning $1,405,413,868 and remained at number 5 on the list for a few weeks after its release after eventually declining two ranks down. However, it was not able to beat its prequel which clung to the third spot in the list. Chris Hemsworth, one of the lead actors of the movie, won the Best Actor for an Action Movie award in the 2016 People’s Choice Award whereas the film also bagged the Annie Award for Animated Effects in Live Action Production.
6. Furious 7
The seventh installation of the Fast and Furious series was released in 2015 and instantaneously became a major hit primarily as it turned out to be the last ever film of Hollywood actor Paul Walker, one of the lead actors of the film who died in a car accident earlier in the year before the release of the movie. The unfortunate incident forced audiences around the globe to go the cinemas to watch Paul in action for one last time.
The film was able to do business worth $1,516,045,911 and became the highest earning movie of the series.
5. The Avengers
Released in 2012, The Avengers is Marvel’s highest grossing film packed with action and battles between the forces of good and bad which attracted audiences all over the world to head to the cinemas and witness the epic encounter.
The movie did business worth $1,519,557,910 and remained at number 3 spot for some time after its release but fell to the fifth place in the ranking. It does, however, lead its sequel (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by a couple of ranks.
4. Jurassic World
The return of dinosaurs on the big screen after years of patience caught the attention of global audiences which made them rush to welcome the extinct creatures back once again. Jurassic World was released by Universal Pictures in 2015 and proved to be a major hit. The 3D effects which the movie entailed left the audiences in awe as the movie was able to generate a stunning sum of $1,670,400,637 after its release. Due to its success, the producers of the film announced its sequel(s) to be released in coming years.
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
After a wait of 30 years, the Jedi and the Sith confronted one another yet again as the seventh installment of the Star Wars series appeared in cinemas in December 2015 and was watched by millions all over the world. It was the first release of a Star Wars film after Walt Disney acquired the series’ parent company Lucasfilm in 2012.
The movie went on to make $2,068,223,624 and ended up on the third spot in the ranking. It was nominated for a number of accolades. The eight installment of the series is expected to be released in cinemas in 2017.
One of James Cameron’s two masterpieces, the romance-disaster film Titanic was released in cinemas in 1997. The movie took the cinemas across the globe by storm and audiences were simply swept away with the brilliant cinematography, plot and acting of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Titanic did business worth $2,186,772,302 and remained as leveled with Ben Hur as the movie that received the most Academy Awards. It remained as the highest grossing Hollywood production till 2009 after Avatar dethroned it.
The second masterpiece produced by James Cameron, this epic sci-fi adventure movie hit cinemas in 2009 and became a huge success as it entailed some breathtaking 3D graphics which left fans in awe.
Production of the film had to be delayed for several years because of the unavailability of the technology required. But once it came out, it received immense appraisal from all corners of the world, by critics and audiences alike. After doing business worth $2,787,965,087, Avatar surpassed Cameron’s previous mega-
Production Titanic by a fair margin and became the highest ever grossing Hollywood movie – a feat it has maintained for seven years now.