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

Lawrence Wong
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List Rules 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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1
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland - Adjusted Gross: $1,626,459,200. Unadjusted Gross: $198,676,459 (1939)

2
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill - Adjusted Gross: $1,433,862,700. Unadjusted Gross: $460,998,007 (1977)

3
The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker - Adjusted Gross: $1,146,443,800. Unadjusted Gross: $158,671,368 (1965)

4
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger - Adjusted Gross: $1,141,927,400. Unadjusted Gross: $435,110,554 (1982)

5
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates - Adjusted Gross: $1,090,569,500. Unadjusted Gross: $ 658,672,302 (1997)

6
The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner - Adjusted Gross: $1,054,550,000. Unadjusted Gross: $65,500,000 (1956)

7
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider - Adjusted Gross: $1,031,034,500. Unadjusted Gross: $260,000,000 (1975)

8
Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness - Adjusted Gross: $999,290,400. Unadjusted Gross: $111,721,910 (1965)

9
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair - Adjusted Gross: $890,323,300. Unadjusted Gross: $232,906,145 (1973)

10
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald - Adjusted Gross: $877,450,000. Unadjusted Gross: $184,925,486 (1937)

11
101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels - Adjusted Gross: $804,333,900. Unadjusted Gross: $144,880,014 (1961)

12
Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill - Adjusted Gross: $790,354,100. Unadjusted Gross: $290,475,067 (1980)

13
Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith - Adjusted Gross: $788,900,000. Unadjusted Gross: $74,000,000 (1959)

14
Avatar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez - Adjusted Gross: $782,904,900. Unadjusted Gross: $760,507,625 (2009)

15
Return of the Jedi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill - Adjusted Gross: $757,178,300. Unadjusted Gross: $309,306,177 (1983)

16
Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor - Adjusted Gross: $727,012,200. Unadjusted Gross: $474,544,677 (1999)

17
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick - Adjusted Gross: $717,628,700. Unadjusted Gross: $422,783,777 (1994)

18
The Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw - Adjusted Gross: $717,600,000. Unadjusted Gross: $156,000,000 (1973)

19
Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen - Adjusted Gross: $712,640,600. Unadjusted Gross: $248,159,971 (1981)

20
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough - Adjusted Gross: $693,957,000. Unadjusted Gross: $357,067,947 (1993)

21
The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss - Adjusted Gross: $688,892,800. Unadjusted Gross: $104,945,305 (1967)

22
Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski - Adjusted Gross: $668,892,800. Unadjusted Gross: $76,408,097 (1941)

23
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall - Adjusted Gross: $635,326,700. Unadjusted Gross: $134,966,411 (1972)

24
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field - Adjusted Gross: $632,292,200. Unadjusted Gross: $329,694,499 (1994)

25
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester - Adjusted Gross: $629,363,600. Unadjusted Gross: $102,272,727 (1964)

26
Grease is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing - Adjusted Gross: $619,602,100. Unadjusted Gross: $188,755,690 (1978)

27
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo - Adjusted Gross: $617,984,200. Unadjusted Gross: $623,357,910 (2012)

28
Thunderball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger - Adjusted Gross: $602,140,000. Unadjusted Gross: $63,595,658 (1965)

29
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger - Adjusted Gross: $599,365,600. Unadjusted Gross: $534,858,444 (2008)

30
The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima - Adjusted Gross: $593,123,300. Unadjusted Gross: $141,843,612 (1967)

31
Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton - Adjusted Gross: $585,042,300. Unadjusted Gross: $51,600,000 (1959)

32
Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers - Adjusted Gross: $571,960,000. Unadjusted Gross: $441,226,247 (2004)

33
Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd - Adjusted Gross: $569,381,400. Unadjusted Gross: $238,632,124 (1984)

34
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman - Adjusted Gross: $567,990,700. Unadjusted Gross: $102,308,889 (1969)

35
Love Story is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal - Adjusted Gross: $563,485,100. Unadjusted Gross: $106,397,186 (1970)

36
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst - Adjusted Gross: $559,352,200. Unadjusted Gross: $403,706,375 (2002) 

37
Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox - Adjusted Gross: $557,614,400. Unadjusted Gross: $306,169,268 (1996)

38
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy - Adjusted Gross: $545,260,300. Unadjusted Gross: $285,761,243 (1990)

39
Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro - Adjusted Gross: $542,596,800. Unadjusted Gross: $84,254,167 (1940)

40
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau - Adjusted Gross: $540,826,900. Unadjusted Gross: $57,777,778 (1963)

41
Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser - Adjusted Gross: $540,557,600. Unadjusted Gross: $234,760,478 (1984)

42
Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall - Adjusted Gross: $533,715,000. Unadjusted Gross: $51,081,062 (1964)

43
Airport is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster - Adjusted Gross: $532,195,800. Unadjusted Gross: $100,489,151 (1970)

44
American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers - Adjusted Gross: $529,000,000. Unadjusted Gross: $115,000,000 (1973)

45
The Robe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Adjusted Gross: $526,909,100. Unadjusted Gross: $36,000,000 (1953)

46
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom - Adjusted Gross: $520,258,400. Unadjusted Gross: $423,315,812 (2006)

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Around the World in 80 Days is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich - Adjusted Gross: $520,153,800. Unadjusted Gross: $42,000,000 (1956)

48
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King - Adjusted Gross: $512,885,200. Unadjusted Gross: $102,247,150 (1942)

49
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft - Adjusted Gross: $508,981,500. Unadjusted Gross: $119,500,000 (1974)

50
Batman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Grossing Movies of All Time (Adjusted for Inflation)
Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton - Adjusted Gross: $506,784,700. Unadjusted Gross: $251,188,924 (1989)