Box Office Blockbusters: Top Grossing Movies And The Companies Behind Them

Top Grossing Movies in the Last 30 Years

The Top Grossing Movies in the Last 30 Years

People have varying opinions on what constitutes a good movie. And while it’s nearly impossible to identify a film’s intrinsic quality—at least, in an objective way—one thing that can be measured is the revenue that a movie generates.

With this in mind, here’s a look at the top-grossing movies worldwide since the early 1990s, using data from Box Office Mojo. These figures include box office revenue as of May 2021, but don’t consider other revenue sources like merchandise sales.

The Full List: Top 50 Highest Grossing Movies

Coming in at number one on the list is Avatar—since its release in 2009, this Oscar-winning hit has grossed $2.84 billion in box office sales.

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Rank Title Lifetime Gross Year
1 Avatar $2,847,246,203 2009
2 Avengers: Endgame $2,797,501,328 2019
3 Titanic $2,201,647,264 1997
4 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens $2,068,455,677 2015
5 Avengers: Infinity War $2,048,359,754 2018
6 Jurassic World $1,670,516,444 2015
7 The Lion King $1,657,870,986 2019
8 The Avengers $1,518,815,515 2012
9 Furious 7 $1,515,255,622 2015
10 Frozen II $1,450,026,933 2019
Rank Title Lifetime Gross Year
11 Avengers: Age of Ultron $1,402,809,540 2015
12 Black Panther $1,347,597,973 2018
13 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 $1,342,321,665 2011
14 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi $1,332,698,830 2017
15 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $1,310,464,680 2018
16 Frozen $1,281,835,246 2013
17 Beauty and the Beast $1,264,434,525 2017
18 Incredibles 2 $1,243,089,244 2018
19 The Fate of the Furious $1,236,005,118 2017
20 Iron Man 3 $1,214,811,252 2013
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