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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 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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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
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return... 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)