Highest Grossing Movies of all time

There are many Hollywood movies released in every year. Some movies have done a good business at the box office and some are average. Hollywood movies are very famous among audiences. They got a good response from their audiences. Movienasha compiled a list of Highest Grossing Movies of all time in Hollywood. There are around 50 movies which are mentioned below. They are arranged according to their rank starting from bottom to top. These movies are ranked by the revenues from theatrical exhibition. There are many movies which grossed $1 billion or more than at the box office. Please leave comments or feedback if you have something in mind which you want me to me notice. Your comments or feedback are most welcome!

 Top  50 Highest Grossing Movies of all time

50. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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E.T. is an American science fiction movie directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. It was released on June 11, 1982, starring Dee Waliace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas. It was made with a budget of 10.5 million and grossed over 792.9 million at the box office.

49.  Harry potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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It is a fantasy movie directed by Alfonso Cuaron and produced by Chris Columbus, David Heyman, Mark Radcliffe. It was released on 4 June 2004 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman. It was made with a budget of $130 million and grossed over $796.7 million worldwide. It is based on the novel of the same name by J.K. Rowling. It is the third installment in the Harry Potter film series.

48. Shrek the Third (2007)

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It is an American computer-animated fantasy comedy movie directed by Chris Miller, Raman Hui. It was released on May 18, 2007, and produced by Aron Warner, Denise Nolan Cascino. It is the third installment in the Shrek franchise. The movie features Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese. It is based on characters created by William Steig. It was made with a budget of $160 million and grossed over $799 million at the box office. It was nominated for the BAFTA Award for the Best Animated film.

47. Independence day (1996)

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Independence Day is an American science fiction disaster movie directed by Roland Emmerich and produced by Dean Devlin. It was released on July 2, 1996, starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin and many others. It was made with a budget of $75 million and grossed over $817.4 million worldwide.

46. Spider-Man (2002)

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Spider-Man is an American superhero movie directed by Sam Raimi and produced by Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin, Ian Bryce. It was released on May 3, 2002, starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, J.K. Simmons and many others. It is based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It was made with a budget of $140 million and grossed over $821.7 million worldwide. It is a good movie to watch.

45. Inception (2010)

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Inception is a science fiction heist thriller movie directed and produced by Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas. It was released on July 16, 2010, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine and soon. It is a good movie to watch. It is one of my favorite movies and also one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It was made with the budget of $160 million and grossed over $825.5 million.

44. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 (2012)

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Breaking Dawn -Part 2 is an American romantic fantasy and adventure movie directed by Bill Condon and produced by Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer.It is based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part of a two-part forms the fifth and final installment in the series The Twilight Saga. It was released on November 16, 2012, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser and many others. It becomes one of the highest grossing movies of Twilight series. The movie was made with a budget of $120 million and grossed over $830 million at the box-office.

43. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Transformer 2 is an American science fiction action movie directed by Michael Bay. It was released on June 24, 2009, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro. It is the second installment in the Live-action Transformer series. The movie received mostly negative reviews from critics. The movie won five Scream Awards and nominated for seven Razzie Awards including Worst Actress, Worst Prequel, Worst Supporting Actress. The movie was made with a budget of $200 million and grossed over $836.3 million worldwide.

42. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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It is an American epic space opera movie directed by George Lucas and produced by Rick McCallum. It was released on May 19, 2005, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz. It is the sixth installment in the Star Wars franchise. The movie breaks several box office records during its opening week and considered to be one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It was made under the budget of $113 million and grossed over $848.8 million worldwide.

41. The Hunger Game: Catching Fire (2013)

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It is an American science fiction action movie directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon killik. It was released on November 22, 2013, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Elizabeth Banks and many others. It is the second installment in The Hunger Games film series. The movie received positive reviews from critics and made under the budget of $130-140 million and grossed over $864.9 million at the box office.

40. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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It is an epic fantasy movie directed by Peter Jackson. It was released on 19 December 2001 and produced by Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders, and Peter Jackson. It is based on the novel The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is the first installment in The Lord of the Rings film series. It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It was nominated for thirteen Oscars at the 74th Academy Awards. It won many awards including Best Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Film. The budget of the movie was $93 million and grossed over $871.5 million.

39. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

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It is a American 3D computer animated comedy adventure movie directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thumeier. It was released on July 13, 2012 and produced by John C.Donikn, Lori Forte. The movie features the voice of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah. It is the fourth installment of the Ice Age Series. It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time but received mixed reviews from critics. It is the second Ice Age installment that utilises Digital 3D. It is the sequel in the series not directed by Carlos Saldanha. The movie was made under the budget of $95 million and grossed over $877.24 million worldwide.

38. Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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It is a fantasy movie directed by Chris Columbus and produced by David Heyman. It was released on 15 November 2002 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Tom Felton and soon. It is based on the novel Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. It is the second installment in the Harry Potter film series. The budget of the movie was $100 million and grossed over $879 million at the box office.

37. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

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Ice Age 3 is a American 3D computer animated comedy adventure movie directed by Carlos Saldanha and co-directed by Mike Thurmeier. It was released on July 1, 2009 and produced by John C. Donkin and Lori Forte. It is the third installment in the Ice Age series. It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time in the category of animated movies. It was made with the budget of $90 million and grossed over $886.7 million worldwide. The movie generally received mixed reviews from critics.

36. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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Spider-Man 3 is a American superhero movie directed by Sam Raimi and produced by Marvel Entertainment and Laura Ziskin Productions. It is the final movie in the Sam Raimi spider-Man trilogy. It was released on May 4, 2007 starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace and many others. It is the most successful movie in the series. It is based on character Spider-Man by Stan Lee Steve Ditko. It was made under the budget of 258 million and grossed over 890.8 million. The movie generally received mixed to positive reviews from critics.

35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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It is a fantasy movie directed by Mike Newell and produced by David Heyman. It was released on 18 November 2005 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and soon. It is based on the novel Harry potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. It is the Fourth installment in the Harry Potter film series. The budget of the movie was $150 million and grossed over $896.9 million at the box office. The movie was nominated for Best Art Direction for Academy Award and won the Best Production Design Award. The movie is one of the best reviewed installments in the series.

34. Shrek 2 (2004)

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Shrek 2 is a American computer animated comedy movie directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon and produced by DreamWorks Animation. It was released on May 19, 2004 starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese and soon. It is based on the characters created by William Steig. It is the second installment in the Shrek series. It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time in the category of animated movies. It is DreamWorks’ most successful movie to date. It was made under the budget of $150 million and grossed over $919.8 million at the box office.

33. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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It is a epic fantasy movie directed by Peter Jackson. It was released on 18 December 2002 and produced by Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson. It is based on the Novel The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is the second installment in the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It is also one of the highest grossing movies of all time. The budget of the movie was $94 million and grossed over $926.05 million. It is the 62nd most successful movie in North America. The movie won many Awards and nominated for six Academy Awards.

32. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

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It is a fantasy movie directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, David Barron. It was released on 15 July 2009 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton and soon. It is based on the novel Harry potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. It is the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series. The budget of the movie was $250 million and grossed over $934.4 million at the box office. The movie received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for BAFTA Awards in Production Design and Visual Effects. Critics praised the movie’s direction, storyline, music, visuals and cinematography. It become one of the most positively reviewed film.

31. Finding Nemo (2003)

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It is a American computer animated comedy adventure movie directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Graham Walters. It was released on May 30, 2003 by Walt Disney Pictures and starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe. It is the best selling DVD of all time. The movie was re-released on September 14, 2012 for the first time in 3D. It was the second highest grossing movie of 2003. It was made under the budget of $94 million and grossed over $936.7 million worldwide. The movie won many Awards like Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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It is a fantasy movie directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, David Barron. It was released on 11 July 2007 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman, Fiona Shaw, Jason Isaacs, Ralph Fiennes and soon. It is based on the novel Harry potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. It is the fifth installment in the Harry Potter film series. The budget of the movie was $150 million and grossed over $939.9 million at the box office. The movie generally received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for two BAFTA Awards.

29. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It is a epic fantasy adventure movie directed by Peter Jackson and produced by Caroynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh. It was released on 17 December 2014 starring Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Evangeline Lilly, lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch and many others. It is the third and final installment based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. The budget of the movie was $250 million and grossed over $955.1 million at the box office. The movie received a nomination for Best Sound Editing.

28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 1 (2010)

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It is a fantasy movie directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, David Barron. It was released on 19 November 2010 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy and soon. It is based on the novel Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. It is the seventh installment in the Harry Potter film series. The budget of the movie was $250 million(shared with part-2) and grossed over $960.3 million at the box office. This movie is the highest grossing movie of 2010. The movie received two nominations including Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction at 83rd Academy Awards. There are two movies which are nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar in the Harry Potter film series, the first is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and second is Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows-Part 1.

27. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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It is a epic fantasy adventure movie directed by peter Jackson and produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh. It was released on 13 December 2013 starring Ian Mckellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Lee pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly and many others.It is the second installment in the three part film series. It is based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is one of the 24th highest grossing movies of all time which was made under the budget of $225 million and grossed over $960.4 million at the box-office. The movie received positive reviews from critics.It is a good movie to watch.

26. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

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It is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler movie directed by Gore Verbinski  and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It was released on May 25, 2007 starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgard, Chow Yun-fat. It is the third installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.It is based on Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects and for Makeup. It was the most expensive film ever made with a budget $300 million and grossed over $963.4 million worldwide. The movie generally received mixed reviews from critics.

25. Despicable Me 2 (2013)

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It is a American 3D computer animated comedy movie directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. It was released on July 3, 2013 and produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy. The movie features Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan and soon. It is the sequel to the 2010 Despicable Me.It is one of the highest grossing movies of 2013 and was forecast as the most profitable movie in the 100 year history of Universal Studios.It was made under the budget of $76 million and grossed over $970.8 million worldwide.

24. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

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It is a fantasy movie directed by Chris Columbus and produced by David Heyman. It was released on 16 November  2001 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, John Cleese, Tom Felton, Rupert Grint, John Hurt, Ian Hart, Warwick Davis, Fiona Shaw and soon. It is based on the novel Harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stone  by J.K. Rowling. It is the first installment in the Harry Potter film series. The budget of the movie was $125 million and grossed over $974.8 million at the box office. The movie received positive reviews from critics and considered to be one of the highest grossing movies of all time. Warner Bros. bought the movie rights to the book in 1999 for a £1 million. The movie was nominated for many awards like Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Art direction. It is one of the best and highest grossing movies of all time.  The movie was also nominated for seven BAFTA Awards.

23. The Lion King (1994)

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It is a American animated musical epic movie directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. It was released June 15, 1994 and produced by Don Hahn. The movie features the voice of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Nathan lane, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Rowan Atkinson and many others. The movie received positive reviews from critics and appreciated for their music, animation and story. It is the highest grossing hand-drawn animated movie in the history and also one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It was made with a budget of $45 million and grossed over $987.5 million. The movie won many awards including Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and soon..

22. The Dark Knight (2008)

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It is a superhero movie directed, co-written, produced by Christopher Nolan. It was released on  July 24, 2008 starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart and soon. It is based on the character Batman appearing in comic book published by DC Comics. The movie is the second part of Nolan’s Batman film series. According to the critics, it is considered to be one of the best superhero films ever. The movie received strong positive reviews from critics and considered to be the best and one of the highest grossing movies of all time. The movie was nominated for eight Academy Award. The movie was made under the budget of $185 million and grossed over $1.005 billion at the box office.(crossed 1 billion dollar ).

21. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

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It is a epic fantasy adventure movie directed by Peter Jackson and produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh. It was released on December 14, 2012 starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm and many others. It is the first installment and based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It become the fourth highest grossing movie of 2012 which made under with a budget of $200-315 million and grossed over $1.017 billion. (crossed 1 billion dollar)

20. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

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Alice in Wonderland is a American fantasy movie directed by Tim Burton and produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd. It was released on March 5, 2010 starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Crispin Glover, Stephen Fry and soon. It is based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. The movie received mixed reviews from critics but grossed over $1.025 billion worldwide with a budget of $150-$200 million.(crossed 1 billion dollar)

19. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

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It is a American epic space opera movie directed and written by George Lucas and produced by Rick McCallum. It was released on May 19, 1999 starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ahmed Best, Ray Park, Ian McDiarmid and soon. It is the fourth movie in the Star Wars trilogy. It became the highest grossing movie of 1999 and highest grossing Star Wars film. The movie gained mixed reviews from critics. It was made under the budget of $115 million and grossed over $1.027 billion worldwide. (crossed 1 billion dollar)

18. Jurassic Park (1993)

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Jurassic Park is a American science fiction adventure movie directed Steven Spielberg and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. It was released on June 11, 1993 starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Bob peck, Martin Ferrero, Richard Attenborough, Wayne Knight and soon. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the novel Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. It is considered to be one of the highest grossing movies of all time and greatest films of 1990s. The movie gained widespread critical acclaim. It was made under the budget of $63 million and grossed over 1.029 billion at the box office. (croosed 1 billion dollar)

17. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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It is a  American fantasy swashbuckler movie directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It was released on May 20, 2011 starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush. It is the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. It is based on the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers. It was the first movie in the series to be released in IMAX 3D and Disney Digital 3D formats. It is one of the highest grossing movies of 2013 in Hollywood made under the budget of $378.5 million and grossed over $1.046 billion.(crossed 1 billion dollar)

16. Toy Story 3 (2010)

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Toy Story 3 is a American 3D computer animated comedy movie directed by Lee Unkrich and produced by Darla K. Anderson. It was released on June 18, 2010 starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn and many others. It is the third installment in the Toy Story series. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the movie to be released theatrically with Dolby Surround 7.1 sound. The movie received a very strong positive reviews from critics. It is a really a good movie to watch. The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Sound Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. It won the awards like Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature. It was made with a budget $200 million and grossed over $1.063 billion. (crossed 1 billion dollar)

15. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

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It is a  American fantasy swashbuckler movie directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It was released on July 7, 2006 starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pyrce. It is the second installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.It is based on the Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. The movie gained mixed to positive reviews from critics. The movie was nominated for Academy Award for Sound Editing, Best Art Direction and Sound Mixing. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The movie was made with a budget of $225 million and grossed over $1.066 billion worldwide.(crossed 1 billion dollar)

14. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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It is a superhero movie directed by christopher Nolan and produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven. It was released on July 20, 2012 starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman and soon. It is based on the characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. It is the final installment in Nolan’s Batman film trilogy. The movie was made with a budget of $230 million and grossed over $1.084 million.(crossed 1 billion dollar)

13. Transformer: Age of Extinction (2014)

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It is a 3D science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay and directed by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Ian Bryce. It was released on June 27, 2014 starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and many others. It is the fourth installment of the live action Transformers film series.This movie is the first in the series to feature Dinobots. The Budget of the movie was about $210 million and grossed over $1.091 billion (crossed 1 billion dollar) across the world and become one of the highest grossing Hollywood movies of 2014.

12. Skyfall (2012)

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Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond movie directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Eon Productions. It was released on 9 November 2012 starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney and soon. It is the good movie to watch. Skyfall won many Awards including Best Sound Editing, Best Original Song,Outstanding British Film, Best Action Movie, Best Song, Best Actor in a Action Movie,Best Director, Best Film,Best International movie and many others. It is the second highest grossing movie of 2012 made under the budget of $150-200 million and grossed over $1.108 billion worldwide (crossed 1 billion dollar). It is the last movie of the series for Judi Dench, who played M in the previous six movies.

 11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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It is a epic fantasy drama movie directed by Peter Jackson. It was released on 17 December 2003 starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Bemard Hill, Billy Boyd, Hugo Weaving and soon. It is based on the novel The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was produced by Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson. It is the third and final installment in The Lord of the Rings Series. It was the highest grossing movie of 2003. It was made with a budget of $94 million and grossed over $1.12 billion.(crossed 1 billion dollar) It won all 11 Academy Awards for which it was nominated.

10. Transformer: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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Transformers 3 is a American science fiction action movie directed by Michael Bay and produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Ian Bryce and Lorenzo di Bonaventura. It was released on June 29, 2011 starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn and many others. It is the third installment of the live-action Transformers film series. It is based on the Transformers by Hasbro.This was the last movie in the series to involve the original human characters. It was made under the budget of $195 million and grossed over $1.123 billion (crossed 1 billion dollar). It was nominated for various Awards including Best 3D movie, Best F/X , Favorite Movie, Best Cameo, Best Sound Mixing, Worst Director, Worst Picture and many others.

9. Iron Man 3 (2013)

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Iron Man Three is a superhero movie directed by Shane Black and produced by Kevin Feige. It was released on May 3, 2013 starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and soon. It is based on the character Iron Man feature in the Marvel Comics. It is the second highest grossing movies of 2013.The movie was both critically and commercially successful and with a budget of $200 million and grossed over $1.215 billion world wide.(crossed 1 billion dollar)

8. Frozen (2013)

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Frozen is a American 3D computer animated musical fantasy comedy movie directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. It was released on November 27, 2013 and produced by Peter Del Vecho.The movie features Kristen bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana. It is the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It is based on fairy tale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time in Hollywood made under the budget of $150 million and grossed over $1.274 billion world wide (crossed 1 billion dollar). The movie received strongly positive reviews from critics as well as from the audiences.

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 (2011)

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It is a epic fantasy movie directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, David Barron. It was released on 15 July 2011 starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. It is the eighth and final installment in the Harry Potter film series. It is based on the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. It is one of the highest grossing movies of 2013 and also best reviewed movies of 2011. The movie done a good business at the box office of $1.341 billion(crossed 1 billion dollar). The movie was made under the budget of $250 million (shared with Part 1) and received universal critical acclaim. The movie was nominated for Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup.

6. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is a American Superhero movie directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige. It was released on May 1, 2015 starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and soon. It is based on Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers by Stan Lee Jack Kirby. It is the sequel to The Avengers released in 2012. It is the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is really a good movie to watch. It is one of the best superhero movies of 2015. The movie was made under the budget of $279.9 million and grossed over $1.393 billion at the box office.

5. Furious 7 (2015)

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Fast & Furious 7 is a American action movie directed by James Wan and produced by Neal H. Moritz, Bin Diesel, Michael Fottrell. It was released on April 3, 2015 starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell and soon. It is one of my favorite movies which I personally watch. The action, performance, stunt, acting, racing in the movie was outstanding. It is the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. Furious 7 marks the final movie appearance of Paul Walker who died on November 30, 2013. It was the first in the series which was released in 3D internationally. It is one of the highest grossing movies of all time which was made under the budget of $190 million and grossed over $1.511 billion worldwide.(crossed 1 billion)

4. The Avengers (2012)

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The Avengers is a must watch movie for everyone.Marvel’s The Avengers is a American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It was released on May 4, 2012 and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige. The movie features Robert Downey Jr. , Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg and many others. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is one of the leading and third highest grossing movies of all time which grossed over $1.519 billion worldwide. It was made with a budget of $220 million. It is the first marvel production to generate $1 billion in ticket sales. (crossed 1 billion dollar)

3. Jurassic World (2015)

highest grossing movies of all time

 

Jurassic World is a American science fiction adventure movie directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley. The movie was released on June 12, 2015 starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong, Irrfan Khan. The movie broke numerous records during its opening weekend such as the first movie to gross $500 million worldwide in a single weekend, fastest film to accrue $1 billion, surpassing The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2, biggest opening weekend in North America. It is currently the third highest grossing movie of 2015 . The movie was made the under the budget of $150 million and grossed $1.522 billion worldwide.

2. Titanic (1997)

highest grossing movies of all time

Titanic is one of the best American epic romantic disaster movie directed, co-produced, co-edited, written by James Cameron. It was released on December 19, 1997 starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner, Bill Paxton, Gloria Stuart. Titanci achieved critical and commercial success. It became one of the foremost and second highest grossing movies of all time. The movie received positive reviews from critics. It won many awards including Best Director, Best Original Score, ASC Award, Art Directors Guild Award, Screen Actor Guild Award, Best cinematography, Best Film, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, three Grammy Awards, MTV movie Awards and many others. The movie was made under the budget of $200 million and grossed $2.187 billion.(crossed 2 billion dollar)

1. Avatar (2009)

highest grossing movies of all time

Avatar is one of the unsurpassed and first highest grossing movies of all time. It is a American epic science fiction movie directed, co-edited, written, co-produced by James Cameron. It was released on December 18, 2009 starring Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver. It was released in RealD 3D, Dolby 3D, XpanD 3D, IMAX 3D formats and also 4D in selected South Korean theaters. The movie received mostly positive reviews from critics. The movie won many Awards including Best Art Direction, Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Music, Best Special Effects, BAFTA Awards, Best Picture Award, Critics’ Choice Awards and soon.The movie was made under the budget of $280-$310 million (for Production) + $150 million (for Promotion) and grossed over $2.787 billion (crossed 2 billion dollar).

In this List,

2 Movie: grossed more than 2 billion dollar.

20 Movie: grossed more than 1 billion dollar.

28 movie: grossed less than 1 billion dollar.

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