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, moviemakers make a lot of money. Some have even managed to achieve the title of the highest-grossing movie 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.

1. Avengers: Endgame

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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 on the 10th day itself. So, you can imagine for yourself what the re-release might have done.

IMDb rating of Avengers- Endgame: 8.4
Director(s):
Joe and Anthony Russo
Box Office Collection : 279.75 crores USD
Year of Release: 2019
Watch Avengers- Endgame on: Hotstar

2. Avatar

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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.

IMDb rating of Avatar: 7.8
Director:
James Cameron
Box Office Collection : 284.72 crores USD
Year of Release: 2009
Watch Avatar on: Hotstar

3. Titanic

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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 on our minds. 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 on the list of highest-grossing movies of all time.

IMDb rating of Titanic: 7.8
Director:
James Cameron
Box Office Collection : $2.202 billion
Year of Release: 1997
Watch Titanic on: Hotstar

4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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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.

IMDb rating: 7.8
Director:
J.J. Abrams
Box Office Collection :206.59 crores USD
Year of Release: 2015
Watch Star Wars- The Force Awakens on: Hotstar

5. Avengers: Infinity War

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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.

IMDb rating of Avengers: Infinity War: 8.4
Director(s):
Joe and Anthony Russo
Box Office Collection :204.84 crores USD
Year of Release: 2018
Watch Avengers: Infinity War on: Hotstar

6. Jurassic World

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It is 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.

IMDb rating of Jurassic World: 7
Director:
Colin Trevorrow
Box Office Collection : $ 1.671 billion 
Year of Release: 2015
Watch Jurassic World on: Netflix

7. The Lion King

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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 into the film. All we can say is that The Lion King roared loud.

IMDb rating of The Lion King: 6.8
Director:
Jon Favreau
Box Office Collection : $ 1.656 billion
Year of Release: 2019
Watch The Lion King on: YouTube

8. The Avengers

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What else can a Marvel fan ask for than to see all his favorite 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 time. The fight scenes and Hulk’s little comic elements were out of the box.

IMDb rating of The Avengers: 8
Director:
Joss Whedon
Box Office Collection : $ 1.518 billion 
Year of Release: 2012
Watch The Avengers on: Hotstar

9. Furious 7

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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!

IMDb rating of Furious 7: 7.1
Director:
James Wan
Box Office Collection : $ 1.516 billion 
Year of Release: 2015
Watch Furious 7: YouTube

10. Frozen II

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The audience again well received the charming musical sequel that celebrates sisterhood, love, and acceptance. In this movie, Queen Elsa begins to hear a mysterious melodic voice that starts calling her. She becomes unsettled and answers it. As a result, it awakens the elemental spirits and sets into motion a quest to restore an old injustice.

IMDb Rating: 6.8
Director:
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Box Office Collection : $1.450 billion
Year of Release: 2019
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11. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is one of the best movies from the Avengers series with the highest-grossing collection at the box office. In this movie, Tony Stark builds an artificial intelligence system with the help of Bruce Banner and named it “Ultron.” However, the Avengers set out to stop him when the sentient Ultron makes plans to wipe out the human race.

IMDb rating of Avengers: Age of Ultron: 7.3
Director:
Joss Whedon
Box Office Collection : $ 1.402 billion
Year of Release: 2015
Watch Avengers: Age of Ultron on: Hotstar

12. Black Panther

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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!

IMDb rating of Black Panther: 7.3
Director:
Ryan Coogler
Box Office Collection : $ 1.346 billion
Year of Release: 2018
Watch Black Panther on: Hotstar

13. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

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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.

IMDb rating of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2: 8.1
Director:
David Yates
Box Office Collection : $ 1.341 billion
Year of Release: 2011
Watch Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 on: Prime Video

14. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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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 misuse 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.

IMDb rating of Star Wars: The Last Jedi: 6.9
Director:
Rian Johnson
Box Office Collection :133.25 crores USD
Year of Release: 2017
Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi on: Hotstar

15. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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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.

IMDb rating of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: 6.2
Director:
J.A. Bayona
Box Office Collection : $ 1.309 billion 
Year of Release: 2018
Watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on: YouTube

16. Frozen

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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.”

IMDb rating of Frozen: 7.5
Director:
Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Box Office Collection : $ 1.29 billion 
Year of Release: 2013
Watch Frozen on: Hotstar

17. Beauty And The Beast

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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.

IMDb rating of Beauty And The Beast: 7.1
Director:
Bill Condon
Box Office Collection :$1.264 billion
Year of Release: 2017
Watch Beauty And The Beast on: Hotstar

18. Incredibles 2

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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.

IMDb rating of Incredibles 2: 7.6
Director:
Brad Bird
Box Office Collection : $ 1.245 billion
Year of Release: 2018
Watch Incredibles 2 on: Hotstar

19. The Fast & Furious 9

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Featuring Vin Diesel and John Cena in the lead roles, “The Fast & Furious 9” is one of the best movies from The Fast & Furious series. This is an action as well as an adventurous film that crossed the whopping $726.2 million in the box office. Directed by the talented director, Justin Lin, it is one of the must-watch movies of all time.

IMDb rating of The Fast & Furious 9 : 5.2
Director:
Justin Lin
Box Office Collection:$726.2 million
Year of Release: 2017
Watch The Fast & Furious 9 on: Apple TV

20. Iron Man 3

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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 humor 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.

IMDb rating of Iron Man 3: 7.1
Director:
Shane Black
Box Office Collection : $ 1.214 billion
Year of Release: 2013
Watch Iron Man 3 on: Hotstar

21. Minions

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These cute yellow-colored 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.

IMDb rating of Minions: 6.4
Director(s):
Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Box Office Collection : $ 1.159 billion
Year of Release: 2015
Watch Minions on: Netflix

22. Captain America: Civil War

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“Captain America: Civil War” is an action cum adventure movie that is loved by fans. In this movie, when one group of Avengers supports the government’s decision to implement a law to control their powers and the other is against it, friction arises between the Avengers. This is the perfect movie to watch if you want to see Avengers fighting with each other, especially Captain America and Iron Man.

IMDb rating of Captain America: Civil War: 7.8
Director:
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Box Office Collection : $ 1.153 billion 
Year of Release: 2016
Watch Captain America: Civil War on: Hotstar

23. Aquaman

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Wan has done it again. DC’s highest-grossing film to 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.

IMDb rating of Aquaman: 6.8
Director:
James Wan
Box Office Collection : $ 1.148 billion
Year of Release: 2018
Watch Aquaman on: HBO Max

24. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

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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.

IMDb rating of The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King: 8.9
Director:
Peter Jackson
Box Office Collection :114.6 crores USD
Year of Release: 2003
Watch The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King on: YouTube

25. Spider-Man: Far From Home

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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.

IMDb rating of Spider-Man: Far From Home: 7.4
Director:
Jon Watts
Box Office Collection : $ 1.131 billion
Year of Release: 2019
Watch Spider-Man: Far From Home on: Netflix

26. Captain Marvel

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Marvel’s introduction of a female superhero earned them not only enormous viewers but also crores of rupees at the box office. Brie Larson was epic in her role as the savior 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!

IMDb rating of Captain Marvel: 6.8
Director(s):
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Box Office Collection : $1.128 billion
Year of Release: 2019
Watch Captain Marvel on: Hotstar

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