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The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

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List Criteria: US domestic movie grosses only

The top grossing movies of all time, adjusted for inflation, as reported by best movies of all time; perhaps their high quality compelled multiple viewings.

As a note, this list of the highest grossing films does include revenues from re-releases, 3D, and IMAX screenings, so yes, there are some movies from the last decade who sold more expensive tickets as opposed to more tickets overall. Ticket prices aside (and FYI, the average movie ticket price in 2013 is $8.05), this list has all the highest grossing domestic box office takes for films released in the US.
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    Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland Adjusted Gross: $1,626,459,200. Unadjusted Gross: $198,676,459 (1939)

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Adjusted Gross: $1,433,862,700. Unadjusted Gross: $460,998,007 (1977)

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    The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker Adjusted Gross: $1,146,443,800. Unadjusted Gross: $158,671,368 (1965)

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger Adjusted Gross: $1,141,927,400. Unadjusted Gross: $435,110,554 (1982)

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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates Adjusted Gross: $1,090,569,500. Unadjusted Gross: $658,672,302 (1997)

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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner Adjusted Gross: $1,054,550,000. Unadjusted Gross: $65,500,000 (1956)

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    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Adjusted Gross: $1,031,034,500. Unadjusted Gross: $260,000,000 (1975)

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    Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness Adjusted Gross: $999,290,400. Unadjusted Gross: $111,721,910 (1965)

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair Adjusted Gross: $890,323,300. Unadjusted Gross: $232,906,145 (1973)

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald Adjusted Gross: $877,450,000. Unadjusted Gross: $184,925,486 (1937)

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    101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    101 Dalmatians Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels Adjusted Gross: $804,333,900. Unadjusted Gross: $144,880,014 (1961)

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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Adjusted Gross: $790,354,100. Unadjusted Gross: $290,475,067 (1980)

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith Adjusted Gross: $788,900,000. Unadjusted Gross: $74,000,000 (1959)

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    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez Adjusted Gross: $782,904,900. Unadjusted Gross: $760,507,625 (2009)

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    Return of the Jedi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Adjusted Gross: $757,178,300. Unadjusted Gross: $309,306,177 (1983)

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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor Adjusted Gross: $727,012,200. Unadjusted Gross: $474,544,677 (1999)

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick Adjusted Gross: $717,628,700. Unadjusted Gross: $422,783,777 (1994)

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    The Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw Adjusted Gross: $717,600,000. Unadjusted Gross: $156,000,000 (1973)

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen Adjusted Gross: $712,640,600. Unadjusted Gross: $248,159,971 (1981)

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    Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough Adjusted Gross: $693,957,000. Unadjusted Gross: $357,067,947 (1993)

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    The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss Adjusted Gross: $688,892,800. Unadjusted Gross: $104,945,305 (1967)

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    Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Fantasia Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski Adjusted Gross: $668,892,800. Unadjusted Gross: $76,408,097 (1941)

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Adjusted Gross: $635,326,700. Unadjusted Gross: $134,966,411 (1972)

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field Adjusted Gross: $632,292,200. Unadjusted Gross: $329,694,499 (1994)

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    Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester Adjusted Gross: $629,363,600. Unadjusted Gross: $102,272,727 (1964)

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Adjusted Gross: $619,602,100. Unadjusted Gross: $188,755,690 (1978)

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr. Adjusted Gross: $617,984,200. Unadjusted Gross: $623,357,910 (2012)

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    Thunderball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger Adjusted Gross: $602,140,000. Unadjusted Gross: $63,595,658 (1965)

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman Adjusted Gross: $599,365,600. Unadjusted Gross: $534,858,444 (2008)

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    The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima Adjusted Gross: $593,123,300. Unadjusted Gross: $141,843,612 (1967)

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    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton Adjusted Gross: $585,042,300. Unadjusted Gross: $51,600,000 (1959)

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    Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Adjusted Gross: $571,960,000. Unadjusted Gross: $441,226,247 (2004)

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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd Adjusted Gross: $569,381,400. Unadjusted Gross: $238,632,124 (1984)

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    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman Adjusted Gross: $567,990,700. Unadjusted Gross: $102,308,889 (1969)

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    Love Story is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Love Story Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal Adjusted Gross: $563,485,100. Unadjusted Gross: $106,397,186 (1970)

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    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco Adjusted Gross: $559,352,200. Unadjusted Gross: $403,706,375 (2002) 

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    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox Adjusted Gross: $557,614,400. Unadjusted Gross: $306,169,268 (1996)

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy Adjusted Gross: $545,260,300. Unadjusted Gross: $285,761,243 (1990)

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    Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Pinocchio Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro Adjusted Gross: $542,596,800. Unadjusted Gross: $84,254,167 (1940)

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    Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau Adjusted Gross: $540,826,900. Unadjusted Gross: $57,777,778 (1963)

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    Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Beverly Hills Cop Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser Adjusted Gross: $540,557,600. Unadjusted Gross: $234,760,478 (1984)

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    Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Goldfinger Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall Adjusted Gross: $533,715,000. Unadjusted Gross: $51,081,062 (1964)

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    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster Adjusted Gross: $532,195,800. Unadjusted Gross: $100,489,151 (1970)

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    American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers Adjusted Gross: $529,000,000. Unadjusted Gross: $115,000,000 (1973)

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    The Robe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    The Robe Adjusted Gross: $526,909,100. Unadjusted Gross: $36,000,000 (1953)

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom Adjusted Gross: $520,258,400. Unadjusted Gross: $423,315,812 (2006)

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    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich Adjusted Gross: $520,153,800. Unadjusted Gross: $42,000,000 (1956)

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    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Bambi Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King Adjusted Gross: $512,885,200. Unadjusted Gross: $102,247,150 (1942)

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    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft Adjusted Gross: $508,981,500. Unadjusted Gross: $119,500,000 (1974)

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)

    Batman Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton Adjusted Gross: $506,784,700. Unadjusted Gross: $251,188,924 (1989)

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