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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 highest grossing movies ever includes a calculation that converts the domestic box office grosses of all movies into what their dollar equivalent would be in 2013 based on average ticket prices then and now.

It should come as no surprise that some of the movies that have made the most money are also considered to be some of the 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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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 Su... 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... 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)
47
Around the World in 80 D... 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)