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The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time 

Lawrence Wong
Updated April 3, 2019 91.6k views 160 items

The highest grossing movies of all time, here in all their cinematic and box office splendor. These top movies at the box office include some of the best movies of all time and some of the best movie franchises ever. This list includes only domestic gross numbers, which means these films are the highest grossing in U.S. history. 

The highest grossing films of all time include some recent blockbusters you won't be surprised to see on the list (like The Avengers and Jurassic World, but it also has some holdouts from the earlier years of cinema that might surprise you (without giving away their position on the list, Star Wars and E.T. have held up remarkably well). If it's made a ton of money at some point, it's probably among the top grossing movies. 

Is there really one movie that can be called the highest grossing film (you know, because of inflation)? Before you go on the "well, this list of the top grossing films of all time isn't accurate because it doesn't account for inflation", know that there is a whole other list for the highest grossing films of all time (adjusted for inflation); so go over there next and take a look at the "real" highest grossing movie rankings.
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Star Wars: The Force Awa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by James Cameron (2009), starring Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver & Michelle Rodriguez
$760,507,625 (2009)

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Ryan Coogler (2018), starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan & Lupita Nyong'o

$700,059,566 (2018)

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (2018), starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth & Mark Ruffalo

$678,815,482 (2018)

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by James Cameron (1997), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet & Kathy Bates
$658,672,302 (1997)

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Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Colin Trevorrow (2015), starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt & Vincent D'Onofrio
$651,443,636 (2015)

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Joss Whedon (2012), starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans & Mark Ruffalo
$623,357,910 (2012)

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Dir. by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Adam Driver

$620,181,382 (2017)

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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Incredibles 2 Dir. by Brad Bird (2018), starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter & Sarah Vowell

$605,633,025 (2018)

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2008), starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine & Heath Ledger
$534,858,444 (2008)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars S... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Beauty and the Beast Dir. by Bill Condon (2017), starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens & Luke Evans

$504,014,165 (2017)

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Finding Dory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Andrew Stanton (2016), starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks & Hayden Rolence

$486,295,561 (2016)

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Star Wars Episode I: The... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by George Lucas (1977), starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher & Mark Hamill
$460,998,007 (1977)

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The Avengers: Age of Ult... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Joss Whedon (2015), starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth & Mark Ruffalo
$459,005,868 (2015)

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Christopher Nolan (2012), starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine & Gary Oldman
$448,139,099 (2012)

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Kelly Asbury and Andrew Adamson (2004), starring Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy & Joan Rivers
$441,226,247 (2004)

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
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The Hunger Games: Catchi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Francis Lawrence (2013), starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks & Woody Harrelson
$424,668,047 (2013)

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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers (1994), starring Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons & Matthew Broderick
$422,783,777 (1994)

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Jurassic World: Fallen K... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
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$416,282,080 (2018)

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Lee Unkrich (2010), starring Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg & Michael Keaton
$415,004,880 (2010)

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time
Dir. by Patty Jenkins (2017), starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine & Robin Wright

$412,563,408 (2017)

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