Movies are art. They give us the chance to communicate spectacular stories, express, and perceive feelings, or living incredible experiences through motion pictures. Since 1895 with the invention of the Cinématographe by the Lumière brothers, movies have been around us to entertain ourselves with memorable stories.
There have been movies that captivated our attention and no matter how many decades pass they still are the most successful movies of all time.
Needless to say, Hollywood is a business and as such, they expect some revenue when they engage in a product. That’s why today, we’re going to let you know about the 10 most successful movies of all time, obviously; in terms of revenue.
10. Frozen II (2019) – $1.450 billion
Frozen II takes us back to the adventures of beloved characters as Olaf, Anna, and Elsa the Snow Queen. This time, however, Elsa is a more mature character engaging in a journey of self-discovery as she tries to destroy a dam to help to restore peace in Northuldra.
9. Furious 7 (2015) – $1.516 billion
Also titled Fast & Furious 7, the seventh edition of the successful Fast & Furious saga was a massive success again. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson, this exciting thriller will knock you off your seat on every curve and every turn as Toretto and Brian O’Conner head back to the U.S to try and live peacefully. Spoiler alert: they fail.
8. The Avengers (2012) – $1.519 billion
Marvel’s The Avengers became an instant classic even among those who weren’t exactly comic fans. The strongest superheroes in the universe team up to try and beat Loki, an Asgardian God with domination aspirations looking to get his hands around The Tesseract.
7. The Lion King (2019) – $1.657 billion
As you may know by now, The Lion King tells the story of Simba as he engages on a journey of self-discovery. Following his father Mufasa’s tragic death and sudden exile, Simba finds his way home to prove that he’s the one and only heir of the throne, not before learning the perks of the Hakuna Matata lifestyle. Unsurprisingly, this re-make was a huge box office hit.
6. Jurassic World (2015) – $1.670 billion
Jurassic World is the fourth installment of the world-famous Jurassic Park saga. This time, it tells the story of the Indominus Rex, an artificially-created dinosaur made by geneticist Dr. Henry Wu. As you may expect by now, the dinosaur eventually finds its way to the people visiting the park and things get kind of tough.
5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – $2.048 billion
Once again a member of The Avengers saga cracks the list. Long after they beat Loki, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and many other heroes from the MCU have to team up to prevent Thanos from eliminating half of the life on the universe to restore its balance. Avengers: Infinity Wars was a masterpiece.
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) – $2.068 billion
If you thought that beating Darth Vader was going to be enough to contain The Galactic Empire and The Sith, then you should think twice. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The New Resistance has to hide from The First Order, who rose from the ashes of The Empire. Luke Skywalker is nowhere to be found and, clearly, they could use a Jedi or two to beat Kylo Ren.
3. Titanic (1997) – $2.472 billion
24 years later, Titanic continues to make the podium among the highest-grossing films ever, which is simply incredible. Jack Dawson, a poor artist who snuck on The Titanic, falls in love with Rose, a first-class lady forced to marry Cal Hockey. This instant classic goes from comedy to drama to chick-flick in 195 minutes.
2. Avatar (2009) – $2.79 billion
While critics didn’t exactly love Avatar – to say the least – it’s still the second-most successful film in Hollywood history. How’s that? Well, it happens to be the first 3D animated film ever, which obviously drove people nuts. It tells the story of Pandora and its inhabitants, who are visited by human ‘avatars’ who want to explore the planet’s biosphere in hopes of taking them.
1. Avengers: Endgame (2019) – $2.798 billion
Unsurprisingly, Avengers: Endgame tops our list. The final delivery of The Avengers saga was a world-wide success as people from all across the globe wanted to know whether the heroes had managed to stop Thanos and save the universe. Its bittersweet ending and unprecedented effects made it a gem.