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HIGEST GROSSING FILMS OF ALL TIMES

Worldwide Highest-Grossing Films before inflation

The list has more 2008 films in the top 50 than any other year with eight, followed by 2007 with seven, then 2006 and 2004, with five. Over 75 percent of films in the top 50 were released after 2000, while no film prior to 1977 appears in the list because inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends are not considered. Figures are given in United States dollars (USD).

List of worldwide highest-grossing films
Rank
Title Studio(s) Worldwide Gross
Year
Ref.
1 Titanic 20th Century Fox / Paramount $1,842,879,955 1997 [# 1]
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema $1,119,110,941 2003 [# 2]
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Disney $1,066,179,725 2006 [# 3]
4 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $1,001,921,825 2008 [# 4]
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Warner Bros. $974,733,550 2001 [# 5]
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Disney $960,996,492 2007 [# 6]
7 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $938,212,738 2007 [# 7]
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line Cinema $925,282,504 2002 [# 8]
9 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 20th Century Fox $924,317,558 1999 [# 9]
10 Shrek 2 DreamWorks SKG $919,838,758 2004 [# 10]
11 Jurassic Park Universal Studios $914,691,118 1993 [# 11]
12 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,921,036 2005 [# 12]
13 Spider-Man 3 Sony Pictures / Columbia $890,871,626 2007 [# 13]
14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. $878,643,482 2002 [# 14]
15 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema $870,761,744 2001 [# 15]
16 Finding Nemo Disney / Pixar $864,625,978 2003 [# 16]
17 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $848,754,768 2005 [# 17]
18 Spider-Man Columbia $821,708,551 2002 [# 18]
19 Independence Day 20th Century Fox $817,400,891 1996 [# 19]
20 Shrek the Third DreamWorks SKG $798,958,162 2007 [# 20]
21 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $795,634,069 2004 [# 21]
22 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Studios $792,910,554 1982 [# 22]
23 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures $786,636,033 2008 [# 23]
24 The Lion King Disney $783,841,776 1994 [# 24]
25 Spider-Man 2 Sony $783,766,341 2004 [# 25]
26 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 20th Century Fox $775,398,007 1977 [# 26]
27 The Da Vinci Code Columbia $758,239,851 2006 [# 27]
28 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Disney / Walden Media $745,011,272 2005 [# 28]
29 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. $742,128,461 2003 [# 29]
30 Transformers Paramount / DreamWorks $708,272,592 2007 [# 30]
31 Forrest Gump Paramount $677,387,716 1994 [# 31]
32 The Sixth Sense Buena Vista / Hollywood Pictures $672,806,292 1999 [# 32]
33 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Disney / Buena Vista $654,264,015 2003 [# 33]
34 Ice Age: The Meltdown 20th Century Fox $651,856,217 2006 [# 34]
35 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox $649,398,328 2002 [# 35]
36 Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks SKG $631,908,951 2008 [# 36]
37 The Incredibles Disney / Pixar $631,442,092 2004 [# 37]
38 Hancock Sony / Columbia $624,386,746 2008 [# 38]
39 Ratatouille Disney / Pixar $621,426,008 2007 [# 39]
40 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Studios $618,638,999 1997 [# 40]
41 The Passion of the Christ Icon Productions $611,899,420 2004 [# 41]
42 Mamma Mia! Universal Studios $602,228,088 2008 [# 42]
43 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks SKG $594,889,020 2008 [# 43]
44 Casino Royale Sony/ MGM / Columbia $594,239,066 2006 [# 44]
45 War of the Worlds Paramount / DreamWorks $591,745,540 2005 [# 45]
46 Men in Black Sony / Columbia $589,390,539 1997 [# 46]
47 I Am Legend Warner Bros $585,349,010 2007 [# 47]
48 Iron Man Paramount $582,030,528 2008 [# 48]
49 Quantum of Solace Sony / MGM / Columbia $575,952,505 2008 [# 49]
50 Night at the Museum 20th Century Fox $574,480,450 2006 [# 50]


These numbers come from Box Office Mojo, including their list of All Time Worldwide Box Office Grosses, and includes re-released films.

See also: List of highest-grossing films in the United States and Canada and Inflation-adjusted list of highest-grossing films in the U.S. and Canada

Issues with calculation

Due to the long-term effects of inflation, notably the significant increase of movie theater ticket prices, the list unadjusted for inflation gives far more weight to more recent films; a film in 1910, given much lower ticket prices at that time, would have to sell close to 100 times as many tickets as a 2007 film in order for the two to have equal gross takings. Further complications are added by changing currency values. The unadjusted list, while commonly found in the press, is therefore largely meaningless for comparing films widely separated in time, as many films from earlier eras will never appear on a modern unadjusted list, despite achieving higher commercial success when adjusted for price increases. Some have suggested that studios prefer not to make inflation adjustments because doing so would reduce the grossing numbers and eliminate the ability to advertise new box-office “records”.

In the United States, Box Office Mojo, the Guinness Book of World Records, and Entertainment Weekly, claim that Gone With The Wind is domestically the highest-grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation.

The relationship between movie ticket prices and inflation do not necessarily parallel one another. For example, in 1970 movie tickets cost $1.55 or about $6.68 in inflation-adjusted 2004 dollars; by 1980, inflation-adjusted movie-ticket prices had dropped to about $2.69 or about $5.50 in inflation-adjusted 2004 dollars.

Social, political, and economic factors influence the number of people willing to pay to go to the movies as well. These factors can be determined by calculating the per capita ticket-purchasing rate for a particular year. Normalizing this to the reference year normalizes all social, economical, and political factors such as the availability of expendable cash, number of theater screens, relative cost of tickets, competition from television, the rapid releases of movies on DVDs, the improvement of home theater equipment and film bootlegging. For example, in 1946 the per capita movie ticket purchasing rate for the average person was 34 tickets a year. In 2004, this average rate had dropped to only 5 tickets per person per year, in response mainly to competition from television.

Highest-grossing films by year

This is a list of the highest-grossing films by year. Gross numbers prior to 1977 include every release of the film.

Year
Movie
Worldwide gross Budget % ROI Distributor
1918 Mickey $18,000,000&0000000018000000.000000 $125,000&0000000000125000.000000 &0000000000014300.00000014,300 States Rights Independent Exchanges Film Booking Offices of America (FBO)
1919 The Miracle Man $3,000,000&0000000003000000.000000 $120,000&0000000000120000.000000 &0000000000002400.00000002,400 Paramount Pictures
1920 Way Down East $4,500,000&0000000004500000.000000 $700,000&0000000000700000.000000 &0000000000000543.00000000,543 United Artists
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse $9,200,000&0000000009200000.000000 $800,000&0000000000800000.000000 &0000000000001050.00000001,050 Metro Pictures Corporation
1922 Robin Hood $2,500,000&0000000002500000.000000 $1,000,000&0000000001000000.000000 &0000000000000150.00000000,150 United Artists
1923 The Covered Wagon $3,800,000&0000000003800000.000000 $782,000&0000000000782000.000000 &0000000000000386.00000000,386 Paramount Pictures
1924 The Sea Hawk


Associated First National Pictures
1925 The Big Parade $5,000,000&0000000005000000.000000 $245,000&0000000000245000.000000 &0000000000001941.00000001,941
1926 Aloma of the South Seas $3,000,000&0000000003000000.000000


1927 The Jazz Singer $3,000,000&0000000003000000.000000 $422,000&0000000000422000.000000 &0000000000000611.00000000,611 Warner Bros.
1928 The Road to Ruin $2,500,000&0000000002500000.000000 $2,500&0000000000002500.000000 &0000000000010000.00000010,000
1929 The Broadway Melody $4,400,000&0000000004400000.000000 $379,000&0000000000379000.000000 &0000000000001061.00000001,061 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1930 Tom Sawyer $11,000,000&0000000011000000.000000


1931 Frankenstein $12,000,000&0000000012000000.000000 $291,000&0000000000291000.000000 &0000000000004024.00000004,024 Universal Studios
1932 Shanghai Express $3,700,000&0000000003700000.000000

Paramount Pictures
1933 I’m No Angel $2,900,000&0000000002900000.000000 $225,000&0000000000225000.000000 &0000000000001189.00000001,189 Paramount Pictures
1934 The Painted Veil $1,700,000&0000000001700000.000000 $947,000&0000000000947000.000000 &0000000000000080.00000000,080 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1935 Top Hat $3,200,000&0000000003200000.000000 $609,000&0000000000609000.000000 &0000000000000425.00000000,425 RKO Radio Pictures
1936 Camille $2,800,000&0000000002800000.000000 $1,486,000&0000000001486000.000000 &0000000000000088.00000000,088 MGM
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $66,596,803&0000000066596803.000000 $1,488,000&0000000001488000.000000 &0000000000004376.00000004,376 RKO Radio Pictures
1938 You Can’t Take It With You $5,300,000&0000000005300000.000000 $1,644,736&0000000001644736.000000 &0000000000000222.00000000,222
1939 Gone with the Wind $390,600,000&0000000390600000.000000 $3,900,000&0000000003900000.000000 &0000000000009915.00000009,915 Selznick InternationalMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1939) New Line Cinema (1998) Warner Bros. (video)
1940 Pinocchio $84,300,000&0000000084300000.000000 $2,600,000&0000000002600000.000000 &0000000000003142.00000003,142 RKO Radio Pictures
1941 Sergeant York $16,400,000&0000000016400000.000000 $2,000,000&0000000002000000.000000 &0000000000000720.00000000,720 Warner Brothers
1942 Bambi $26,800,000&0000000026800000.000000

RKO Radio Pictures
1943 A Guy Named Joe $5,400,000&0000000005400000.000000 $2,627,000&0000000002627000.000000 &0000000000000106.00000000,106 MGM
1944 Meet Me in St. Louis $7,600,000&0000000007600000.000000 $1,707,561&0000000001707561.000000 &0000000000000345.00000000,345 MGM
1945 The Bells of St. Mary’s $21,300,000&0000000021300000.000000

RKO Radio Pictures
1946 Song of the South $56,400,000&0000000056400000.000000 $2,125,000&0000000002125000.000000 &0000000000002554.00000002,554 RKO Radio Pictures
1947 Golden Earrings $7,000,000&0000000007000000.000000 $1,000,000&0000000001000000.000000 &0000000000000600.00000000,600 Paramount Pictures
1948 Easter Parade $6,800,000&0000000006800000.000000 $2,503,654&0000000002503654.000000 &0000000000000172.00000000,172 MGM
1949 Samson and Delilah $29,300,000&0000000029300000.000000

Paramount Pictures
1950 Cinderella $85,000,000&0000000085000000.000000 $2,900,000&0000000002900000.000000 &0000000000002831.00000002,831 RKO Radio Pictures
1951 Quo Vadis $30,000,000&0000000030000000.000000 $7,623,000&0000000007623000.000000 &0000000000000294.00000000,294 MGM
1952 This Is Cinerama $41,600,000&0000000041600000.000000


1953 Peter Pan $87,400,000&0000000087400000.000000 $4,000,000&0000000004000000.000000 &0000000000002085.00000002,085 RKO Radio Pictures
1954 Rear Window $26,000,000&0000000026000000.000000 $1,000,000&0000000001000000.000000 &0000000000002500.00000002,500 Paramount Pictures (1954-83) Universal Studios (since 1983) USA Films (2000 re-release)
1955 Lady and the Tramp $93,600,000&0000000093600000.000000 $4,000,000&0000000004000000.000000 &0000000000002240.00000002,240 Buena Vista Distribution
1956 The Ten Commandments $85,400,000&0000000085400000.000000 $13,500,000&0000000013500000.000000 &0000000000000533.00000000,533 Paramount Pictures
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai $33,300,000&0000000033300000.000000 $3,000,000&0000000003000000.000000 &0000000000001010.00000001,010 Columbia Pictures
1958 South Pacific $36,800,000&0000000036800000.000000 $6,000,000&0000000006000000.000000 &0000000000000513.00000000,513
1959 Ben-Hur $73,000,000&0000000073000000.000000 $15,000,000&0000000015000000.000000 &0000000000000387.00000000,387
1960 Let’s Make Love $44,800,000&0000000044800000.000000


1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians $224,000,000&0000000224000000.000000 $4,000,000&0000000004000000.000000 &0000000000005500.00000005,500 Buena Vista Pictures
1962 Dr. No $59,600,000&0000000059600000.000000 $1,000,000&0000000001000000.000000 &0000000000005860.00000005,860 United Artists
1963 From Russia with Love $78,900,000&0000000078900000.000000 $2,000,000&0000000002000000.000000 &0000000000003845.00000003,845 United Artists
1964 Goldfinger $124,900,000&0000000124900000.000000 $3,000,000&0000000003000000.000000 &0000000000004063.00000004,063 United Artists
1965 The Sound of Music $163,200,000&0000000163200000.000000 $8,200,000&0000000008200000.000000 &0000000000001890.00000001,890
1966 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? $28,000,000&0000000028000000.000000 $7,500,000&0000000007500000.000000 &0000000000000273.00000000,273
1967 The Jungle Book $205,800,000&0000000205800000.000000 $20,000,000&0000000020000000.000000 &0000000000000929.00000000,929
1968 Funny Girl $58,500,000&0000000058500000.000000 $14,100,000&0000000014100000.000000 &0000000000000315.00000000,315
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid $96,700,000&0000000096700000.000000 $6,000,000&0000000006000000.000000 &0000000000001512.00000001,512
1970 Love Story $106,400,000&0000000106400000.000000 $2,200,000&0000000002200000.000000 &0000000000004736.00000004,736 Paramount Pictures
1971 Diamonds Are Forever $116,000,000&0000000116000000.000000 $7,200,000&0000000007200000.000000 &0000000000001511.00000001,511
1972 The Godfather $135,000,000&0000000135000000.000000 $6,000,000&0000000006000000.000000 &0000000000002150.00000002,150
1973 The Exorcist $357,600,000&0000000357600000.000000 $12,000,000&0000000012000000.000000 &0000000000002880.00000002,880 Warner Bros.
1974 Blazing Saddles $119,500,000&0000000119500000.000000 $2,600,000&0000000002600000.000000 &0000000000004496.00000004,496 Warner Bros.
1975 Jaws $470,600,000&0000000470600000.000000 $7,000,000&0000000007000000.000000 &0000000000006623.00000006,623 Universal Pictures
1976 Rocky $225,000,000&Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,”.Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character “,” $1,100,000&0000000001100000.000000 &0000000000022400.00000022,400 United Artists (US)
1977 Star Wars $782,400,000&0000000782400000.000000 $11,000,000&0000000011000000.000000 &0000000000007013.00000007,013 20th Century FoxLucasfilm
1978 Grease $394,589,888&0000000394589888.000000 $6,000,000&0000000006000000.000000 &0000000000006342.00000006,342 Paramount Pictures
1979 Moonraker $210,300,000&0000000210300000.000000 $34,000,000&0000000034000000.000000 &0000000000000519.00000000,519
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $538,375,067&0000000538375067.000000 $33,000,000&0000000033000000.000000 &0000000000001531.00000001,531
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $384,100,000&0000000384100000.000000 $20,000,000&0000000020000000.000000 &0000000000001821.00000001,821
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $756,900,000&0000000756900000.000000 $10,500,000&0000000010500000.000000 &0000000000007109.00000007,109 Universal Studios
1983 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $572,900,000&0000000572900000.000000 $32,500,000&0000000032500000.000000 &0000000000001663.00000001,663
1984 Ghostbusters $434,286,000&0000000434286000.000000 $30,000,000&0000000030000000.000000 &0000000000002795.00000002,795 Columbia Pictures
1985 Back to the Future $350,600,000&0000000350600000.000000 $19,000,000&0000000019000000.000000 &0000000000001745.00000001,745
1986 Top Gun $344,800,000&0000000344800000.000000 $15,000,000&0000000015000000.000000 &0000000000002199.00000002,199
1987 Fatal Attraction $320,100,000&0000000320100000.000000 $14,000,000&0000000014000000.000000 &0000000000002186.00000002,186
1988 Rain Man $412,800,000&0000000412800000.000000 $25,000,000&0000000025000000.000000 &0000000000001551.00000001,551
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade $474,200,000&0000000474200000.000000 $48,000,000&0000000048000000.000000 &0000000000000888.00000000,888
1990 Ghost $505,700,000&0000000505700000.000000 $22,000,000&0000000022000000.000000 &0000000000002199.00000002,199
1991 Terminator 2: Judgement Day $519,800,000&0000000519800000.000000 $102,000,000&0000000102000000.000000 &0000000000000410.00000000,410
1992 Aladdin $504,100,000&0000000504100000.000000 $28,000,000&0000000028000000.000000 &0000000000001700.00000001,700
1993 Jurassic Park $914,691,118&0000000914691118.000000 $95,000,000&0000000095000000.000000 &0000000000000863.00000000,863
1994 The Lion King $783,841,776&0000000783841776.000000 $45,000,000&0000000045000000.000000 &0000000000000880.00000000,880
1995 Toy Story $362,000,000&0000000362000000.000000 $30,000,000&0000000030000000.000000 &0000000000001107.00000001,107
1996 Independence Day $816,969,268&0000000816969268.000000 $75,000,000&0000000075000000.000000 &0000000000000989.00000000,989
1997 Titanic $1,845,034,188&0000001845034188.000000 $200,000,000&0000000200000000.000000 &0000000000000823.00000000,823
1998 Armageddon $553,709,788&0000000553709788.000000 $140,000,000&0000000140000000.000000 &0000000000000296.00000000,296
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $924,317,558&0000000924317558.000000 $115,000,000&0000000115000000.000000 &0000000000000704.00000000,704
2000 Mission: Impossible II $546,388,105&0000000546388105.000000 $125,000,000&0000000125000000.000000 &0000000000000337.00000000,337
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone $976,556,263&0000000976556263.000000 $125,000,000&0000000125000000.000000 &0000000000000681.00000000,681
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $926,287,400&0000000926287400.000000 $94,000,000&0000000094000000.000000 &0000000000000885.00000000,885
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,218,888,979&0000001218888979.000000 $94,000,000&0000000094000000.000000 &0000000000001197.00000001,197
2004 Shrek 2 $919,838,758&0000000919838758.000000 $125,000,000&0000000125000000.000000 &0000000000000636.00000000,636
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $896,016,159&0000000896016159.000000 $150,000,000&0000000150000000.000000 &0000000000000497.00000000,497
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $1,066,179,725&0000001066179725.000000 $225,000,000&0000000225000000.000000 &0000000000000374.00000000,374
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End $960,996,492&0000000960996492.000000 $300,000,000&0000000300000000.000000 &0000000000000220.00000000,220
2008 The Dark Knight $1,001,842,429&0000001001842429.000000 $185,000,000&0000000185000000.000000 &0000000000000442.00000000,442
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens (ongoing) $325,708,212&0000000325708212.000000 $175,000,000&0000000175000000.000000 &Expression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operatorExpression error: Unexpected / operator-1.000000

Biggest opening day gross of all time

This is a list of the highest-grossing movies on opening day (US and Canada).

Biggest Opening Day of all time
Rank Movie name Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Year
1 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $67,165,092 2008
2 Spider-Man 3 Columbia Pictures $59,841,919 2007
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Walt Disney Pictures $55,830,600 2006
4 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $50,013,859 2005
5 X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox $45,102,265 2006
6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $44,232,338 2007
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Walt Disney Pictures $42,910,392 2007
8 Spider-Man 2 Columbia Pictures $40,442,604 2004
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $40,118,363 2005
10 Spider-Man Columbia Pictures $39,406,872 2002

Biggest opening weekend gross of all time

Rank Film Year Opening Three Day Weekend
Top 10 movies with biggest opening weekends (US and Canada)
1 The Dark Knight 2008 $158,411,482
2 Spider-Man 3 2007 $151,116,516
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2006 $135,634,554
4 Shrek the Third 2007 $121,629,270
5 Spider-Man 2002 $114,844,116
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 2007 $114,732,820
7 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 $108,435,841
8 Shrek 2 2004 $108,037,878
9 X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 $102,750,665
10 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 $102,685,961

Highest-grossing film series

Highest Grossing Film Series (adjusted)
Rank
Series
Studio(s) Total worldwide
box office
No. of films Average of films
Highest-grossing film of series
1 James Bond MGM (1983-1995, 1997-)/UA (1961-1981, 1983-1995)/Columbia (2006-2008) $4,909,054,118 22 $197,986,363 Casino Royale ($594,239,066)
2 Harry Potter Warner Bros. $4,483,144,875 5 $897,096,620 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ($974,733,550)
3 Star Wars 20th Century Fox/Lucasfilm $4,279,876,866 6 $611,410,981 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ($924,317,558)
4 The Lord of the Rings New Line Cinema $2,915,155,189 3 $972,181,581 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1,119,263,306)
5 Pirates of the Caribbean Walt Disney Pictures $2,681,440,232 3 $931,455,504 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1,066,200,651)
6 Batman Warner Bros. $2,627,539,384 6 $368,448,234 The Dark Knight ($1,001,842,429)
7 Spider-Man Columbia Pictures $2,496,346,518 3 $831,906,025 Spider-Man 3 ($890,449,338)
8 Shrek DreamWorks Animation SKG $2,203,206,138 3 $720,571,552 Shrek 2 ($920,665,658)
9 Indiana Jones Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm $1,978,055,564 4 $570,568,233 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($783,357,249)
10 Jurassic Park Universal Studios $1,902,110,926 3 $634,036,975 Jurassic Par ($914,691,118)
Record-holding highest-grossing films throughout film history (United States and Canada)

This list includes those films which have held the record for highest grossing film released in the United States and Canada.

List of highest-grossing films throughout history (unadjusted)
Since  ↓ Movie name  ↓ # of years held  ↓ Gross (at time of record)  ↓
1915 The Birth of a Nation 7 $9,283,673
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 16 $10,000,000
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2 $184,925,486
1939 Gone with the Wind 34 $189,523,031
1973 The Exorcist 2 $232,671,011
1975 Jaws 2 $260,000,000
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 6 $307,263,857
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 14 $359,197,037
1997 Titanic (on-going) 12
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