26 Highest Grossing Movies Of All Times & Their Total Earnings

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Movies are an integral part of our lives. They are an unlimited source of entertainment enjoyed by people all around the world. People go crazy for movie stars like they are their own. Movie tickets get sold out in minutes, and people can kill to get a seat to watch the first-day first show. 

Amidst all these, movie makers make a lot of money. Some have even managed to achieve the title of highest-grossing movies of the decade. Let’s take a look at such top tier movies that have given the world absolute masterpieces to remember for a lifetime and in return have garnered vast tons of money to be in the list of Highest Grossing Movies.

Avengers: Endgame

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Director(s): Joe and Anthony Russo

Box Office Collection : $ 2.797 billion 

Year of Release: 2019

All that hype, excitement and gruesome wait for the final movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was worth every penny. Avengers Endgame proved that not all sequels are over publicized. It broke records like a raging ninja and rose to be the highest-grossing film ever made in history earning more than $621 million in the 10th day itself. So, you can imagine for yourself what the re-release might have done. 


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Director: James Cameron

Box Office Collection : $ 2.79 billion

Year of Release: 2009

Coming just after the Avengers Endgame is Cameron’s Avatar that clearly showed how much the audience appreciated the film. With amazing graphics and mind-blowing VFX effects, the film is truly one of a kind. We were awestruck upon being acquainted with the world of Pandora and its native people, the Na’vi, which opened our imagination like no other. Many films came and went, but Avatar kept its record alive for the next five years. 



Director: James Cameron

Box Office Collection : $2.194 billion

Year of Release: 1997

Classic! There’s no other word to describe this epic movie. Almost everyone has watched it at least once in a lifetime. And if you haven’t, then we are already judging you, buddy! The romantic moments and the unforgettable scenes have made a mark in our mind. The scene where Jack died left us all in pain. We could feel the harsh temperature, and the moment when their hands detached forever was so not acceptable. There’s nothing left to explain why this movie is in the list of highest-grossing movies of all times.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

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Director: J.J. Abrams

Box Office Collection : $2.068 billion

Year of Release: 2015

Initially, there was a doubt whether the viewers would like this film after they have already watched the other prequels of the Star Wars franchise. But, the audience showed that if given an entertaining plot with talented actors and rational intergalactic wars, then nothing can go wrong. Earning $247.9 million within the first week of its release there was no stopping for the film to hold a position as one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. 

Avengers: Infinity War

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Director(s): Joe and Anthony Russo

Box Office Collection : $ 2.048 billion

Year of Release: 2018

The directors have successfully managed to plant seeds of love in the hearts of the audience through their fascinating Avenger movies. Not only the superior fight sequences but also the emotional outbursts portrayed in this film are perfect, bringing it to the list of highest-grossing movies. No wonder that just within 48 days it crossed $2 billion proving that the Russos can never do anything wrong. 

Jurassic World 

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Director: Colin Trevorrow

Box Office Collection : $ 1.671 billion 

Year of Release: 2015

A movie that changed Chris Pratt’s life forever and made him an overnight star. Jurassic World gave us an intriguing plot quite different from the original Jurassic Park movies. Be it the part where even man-eating dinosaurs could be tamed or the scene where Pratt was speeding in a motorcycle with raptors as his companions. Though a little inconsistent at times, the movie was overall worth a watch and enough to become a blockbuster. 

The Lion King

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Director: Jon Favreau

Box Office Collection : $ 1.656 billion

Year of Release: 2019

The adaptation of Disney’s classic animated film, The Lion King proudly surpassed the original movie, hopping to a record earning of $ 1 billion overseas. The CGI appeared so realistic even with its highly computerized portrayal of nature, creatures and animal attacks that the audience poured all their love to the film. All we can say is that The Lion King roared loud. 

The Avengers


Director: Joss Whedon

Box Office Collection : $ 1.518 billion 

Year of Release: 2012

What else can a Marvel fan ask for than to see all his favourite characters come together to make the team and save the world from extraterrestrial beings? Anyone would pay huge for such an amazing sight, and it’s evident from the fact that it made it to the list of highest-grossing movies of all times. The fight scenes and Hulk’s little comic elements were out of the box.

Furious 7

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Director: James Wan

Box Office Collection : $ 1.516 billion 

Year of Release: 2015

While the film was getting ready for the world, we lost one of the most beloved actors in the movie and Hollywood as well, Paul Walker. And, perhaps it being one of the highest-grossing films might have been a form of showing tribute to the departed soul. With adrenaline-filled stunts, power-packed kicks and punches and an insane heist, the film though a little over the top appealed to a large number of viewers. Such is Wan’s directorial power that he makes Furious 7 a worthy rollercoaster action movie that’s a treat to the eyes. Paul Walker would have been proud!

Frozen II

Director: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

Box Office Collection : $ 1.45 billion 

Year of Release: 2019

The audience again well received the charming musical sequel that celebrates sisterhood, love and acceptance. 

Avengers: Age of Ultron


Box Office Collection : $ 1.402 billion 

Year of Release: 2015

Black Panther

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Director: Ryan Coogler

Box Office Collection : $ 1.346 billion

Year of Release: 2018

With a whopping $200 million in just the opening weekend, Black Panther proved to be one of the epic films ever made, all thanks to T’Challa. All that gangster swag, nerve-racking violence and deathly car chases worked well with the viewers giving us a glimpse of the enormous potential of the characters. And T’Challa, you have our hearts! 

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

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Director: David Yates

Box Office Collection : $ 1.341 billion

Year of Release: 2011

We were heartbroken to hear that the Harry Potter series was coming to an end. But, the last movie of this magical franchise didn’t disappoint us at all. Breaking the movie theatres with an income of $169.1 million in the weekend opening itself, Deathly Hallows part 2 left a lasting impact, allowing us to view how the characters grew out from their innocence into more matured human beings. Harry, Hermione, Ron, you all will be remembered. 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

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Director: Rian Johnson 

Box Office Collection : $ 1.332 billion

Year of Release: 2017

The best part of this movie is the fact that it’s utterly unrelated to the other Star Wars movies, but never in the whole running time, it misuses its freedom. The film explores different situations, challenging the original version and yet delivering a striking masterpiece. It went quite well with the Star Wars fans and collected $ 620.2 million at the domestic box office in just a few days. 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 

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Director: J.A. Bayona

Box Office Collection : $ 1.309 billion 

Year of Release: 2018

Following the blockbuster of the previous film, it was no surprise that there would be a sequel to Jurassic World. J.A. Bayona takes the reins this time and delivers another movie with these terrifying dinosaurs endangered due to an active volcano. Oppression on animals and human tendency to rule the world and act God created an excellent connection amongst the audience, making it earn a billion in the box office. 


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Director: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck

Box Office Collection : $ 1.29 billion 

Year of Release: 2013

A completely new take on love that showed a strong and united bond between not lovers but two sisters, Disney’s Frozen is said to be a unique tale that the audiences adored. This musical journey of love, self-discovery and bravery created quite a buzz not only amongst kids but also adults, because of the movie’s in-depth meaning and unforgettable quotes. We felt our hearts melting when Olaf said, “Some people are worth melting for.” 

Beauty And The Beast

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Director: Bill Condon

Box Office Collection : $ 1.263 billion

Year of Release: 2017

Disney’s smart witted girl Belle found her real-life version in Emma Watson, who blended flawlessly with her. With the perfect amount of CGI used in the film, we could even observe the minute emotions shown on the face of the beast keeping aside the fact that Dan Stevens nailed his role as the fierce yet sensitive beast. It’s no surprise that with such stellar performances by the cast, fantastic CGI locales and beautiful music, the film received a lot of praise and even made it to the highest-grossing list. 

Incredibles 2

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Director: Brad Bird

Box Office Collection : $ 1.242 billion

Year of Release: 2018

Picking up from the very exact place where the previous film ended, Incredibles 2 gave us the ideal animated action movie, doubling the earnings of its prequel. Family before anyone else? Check. Dad’s love? Check. Hard-hitting action? Check. Good always wins over evil? Double-check. See? It has every element that undoubtedly overruns your expectations. 

The Fate of the Furious


Box Office Collection: $ 1.238 billion 

Year of Release: 2017

Iron Man 3

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Director: Shane Black

Box Office Collection : $ 1.214 billion

Year of Release: 2013

Robert Downey Jr aka Tony Stark or Iron-man is the man who steals the show and does it so gracefully. Explosive action scenes with witty and dark humour earned the film lots of appreciation. With the steady flow of surging income, everyone’s sure that the audience loved the movie. Honestly, we can’t imagine anyone else as Iron-man other than Downey himself.


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Director(s): Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

Box Office Collection : $ 1.159 billion

Year of Release: 2015

These cute yellow coloured little beings took tiny steps and made the film the highest grosser of the year. Full of comedy, gigs, sarcasm and funny one-liners, Minions are an absolute delight to watch. And when a film makes the audience laugh, it means it has already won half the battle. Plus, the whole movie is cuteness overloaded. 

Captain America: Civil War



Box Office Collection : $ 1.153 billion 

Year of Release: 2016


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Director: James Wan

Box Office Collection : $ 1.148 billion

Year of Release: 2018

Wan has done it again. DC’s highest-grossing film till date had Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa as the lead character, and it seems that he owned the film. The excellent CGI, stellar acting and power-packed fight sequences rose through the tides overpowering even Christopher Nolan’s, The Dark Knight Rises. What a wonder! On a personal note, if you haven’t watched this film yet, you’re missing out. 

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King 

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Director: Peter Jackson

Box Office Collection : $ 1.142 billion

Year of Release: 2003

Receiving 11 Oscars, you can very well understand the film’s grandeur. Domestically it was ranked the fourth highest grosser of all times. Fantasy, action and fighting for what’s right made the audience hooked to it. Besides, the compelling visuals and strong emotions evoked the necessary response from the viewers. We have watched it over and over again. We recommend it too. 

Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Director: Jon Watts

Box Office Collection : $ 1.131 billion

Year of Release: 2019

Perhaps the only stand-alone Spider-Man movie that scored more than 90% ratings in the Rotten Tomatoes meter. Tom Holland, with his nerdy charm and quirky style, stole the hearts of many. Moreover, it was Sony’s first-ever film that crossed the $1 billion mark, which was evident seeing the box office collection. 

Captain Marvel

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Director(s): Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Box Office Collection : $1.128 billion

Year of Release: 2019

Marvel’s introduction of a female superhero earned them not only enormous viewers but also crores of rupees in the box office. Brie Larson was epic in her role as the saviour of the world, whether it be her perfect dialogue delivery or her ability to fight villains like a pro. She’s called a captain for a reason. It remained in the position among the 10 top films for an extended period of 10 weeks. That’s girl power folks! 

We hope to see more of such films that provide us with the right dose of action, comedy, humour, drama and love. Let there be more movies for the audience to cherish and break all existing records. Hollywood, we’re rooting for you!