As a movie buff, it is important to know the highest-grossing movie films of all time. It is because these movies are loved by millions of people that they were able to generate a huge amount of money at the box office.
Beauty and the Beast was directed by Bill Condon with a total gross of 1,262,227,838 US dollars.
Bill’s enthusiastic live action recasting of the Disney classic enchanted box office audiences from the get-go. The Emma Watson and Dan Stevens-starring film went all out on a phenomenon, receiving itself widespread recognition, especially with the film’s $160 million budget.
Beauty and the beast did not only earned praises, but it also received widespread controversy before its release, over a "gay moment". It was even banned by a cinema in Alabama because of this specific scene. But that controversy did not hamper the movie’s vast achievement and outrageous revenue.
Frozen is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee with a total gross of 1,287,000,000 US dollars.
Frozen wasn’t just an impressive box office. with sales of more than $107 billion, it is also the largest merchandise cash cow of all time. Upon winning the Golden Globe Award for the best-animated feature film, frozen also became the 1st full-length Disney animated feature to win this award, after 4 previous nominations.
Despite being an animated movie with limitless possibilities, frozen has an extremely traditional Disney fairytale plot. There are princesses, dead parents, eternal winters, terminal illnesses that can only be cured by love.
This movie was directed by David Yates earning 1,341,511,219 US dollars.
There were tons of indications implying huge commercial success for the final harry potter film, but even so, the amount went beyond industry projections.
Other films at the box office endured huge deficits thanks to drastic removals in screen counts as everything budged up to make way for Harry Potter. In an industry where there is traditionally no such thing as a surefire hit, the movies of Rowling’s books certainly proved the exception.
This movie was directed by Joss Whedon with a total gross of 1,405,403,694 US dollars.
Joss Whedon went all out on his avengers' sequel and worked hard to make sure the age of Ultron had the most visual effects shots for any marvel movie to date. The director noted that while directing the movie was tiring, he would still be eager in directing other superhero films in the future.
The superhero blockbuster passed the mysterious $1 billion mark at the global box office after opening with an enormous haul of $156.3M over its first 6 days in China.
Furious 7 was directed by James Wan with total earnings of 1,516,045,911 US dollars.
Production on furious 7 was stopped on December 1, 2013, following the death of Paul Walker, who died in a car crash on November 30, 2013.
Director Wan and Universal executives held a conference call to discern how to continue with the production in a way respectful to Walker’s memory. Although there was some consideration about discarding the film completely, Furious 7 continued production and gave Paul’s character a proper send-off, much to the joy of fast and the furious fans.
Marvel's The Avengers was filmed by Joss Whedon with a gross of 1,518,812,988 US Dollar.
In the 1st marvel film to earn $1 billion, Earth’s greatest heroes came together to learn to fight as a team, to end the devilish Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
The Marvel films have proved such moneymakers in huge part because they play well, 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 movie couldn’t have harmed the box office revenues for this film.
Jurassic World was directed by Colin Trevorrow with a total gross of 1,671,713,208 US dollars.
The idea for the Jurassic world came from Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Mark Protosevich, who got together on several events to discuss the idea of doing another installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.
This is a film that was always going to rake in the ticket sales. The outcome was a mega-blockbuster that ate the box office but remained kind of all bark and no bite.
This movie was filmed by J.J. Abrams earning a total of 2,068,223,624 US dollars.
J.J. Abrams was visited at his bad robot office by hotshot producer Kathleen Kennedy after declining to film a new star wars movie. Their negotiations lasted over a month while Abrams’ main interest was the vast importance and cultural significance of the project.
The movie exhibited itself as a stunning movie in the heart of the original trilogy, which ended with the return of the Jedi in 1983 reawakening our love of the first movie and turning our inner fanboys to mush.
Directed by James Cameron, Titanic earned a total of 2,186,772,302 USD.
With a production budget of $200 million, the film about Jack and Rose’s condemned love affair cost more than the boat itself. But it paid off because the movie was number 1 at the US Box office for a record 15 consecutive weeks and the 1st film to be released on VHS/DVD while it was still showing in theaters. Paramount even had to send out replacement reels to theaters that had worn out their copies.
In the years since its release, the film that launched the career of Kate Winslet, and proved that viewers were more than happy to endure a 3-hour run-time, has become the stuff of movie-making legend, and a gazillion memes.
The highest-grossing movie film Avatar was directed by James Cameron with a remarkable gross of 2,787,965,087 US dollars.
It’s hard to forget the effect that the avatar had. Cameron’s out of this world space fantasy about a paraplegic soldier who travels to another world and falls in love with an alien princess, singlehandedly ushered in the 3D revolution and saw fans scrambling to see it many times that had studios hurrying desperately to shoot their tent pole offerings in stereoscope.
So, there you have it, the top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time. Which of these movies have you watched so far.
I only have watched 4 out of 10. How about you?