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The Highest Grossing Movies of All Time

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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.
  • 1

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    $936,662,225 (2015)

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  • 2


    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
    $760,507,625 (2009)

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  • 3

    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    $700,059,566 (2018)

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  • 4

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    $678,815,482 (2018)

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  • 5


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
    $658,672,302 (1997)

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  • 6

    Jurassic World

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt
    $651,443,636 (2015)

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  • 7

    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
    $623,357,910 (2012)

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  • 8

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    $620,181,382 (2017)


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  • 9

    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    $605,633,025 (2018)


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  • 10

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    $534,858,444 (2008)

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  • 11

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna

    $532,177,324 (2016)

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  • 12

    Beauty and the Beast

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

    $504,014,165 (2017)


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  • 13

    Finding Dory

    Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks

    $486,295,561 (2016)

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  • 14

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley
    $474,544,677 (1999)

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  • 15

    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
    $460,998,007 (1977)

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  • 16

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth
    $459,005,868 (2015)

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  • 17

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    $448,139,099 (2012)

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  • 18

    Shrek 2

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
    $441,226,247 (2004)

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  • 19

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak
    $435,110,554 (1982)

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  • 20

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks
    $424,668,047 (2013)

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  • 21

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley
    $423,315,812 (2006)

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  • 22

    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons
    $422,783,777 (1994)

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  • 23

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

    $416,282,080 (2018)


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  • 24

    Toy Story 3

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg
    $415,004,880 (2010)

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  • 25

    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    $412,563,408 (2017)

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