In this top list, we are going to look at the top ten grossing movies of all time.
This top ten list will be comprised of the movies that have made the most money of all time. Are they the best movies of all time? Well, we will leave that for the reviewers.
For now, we are counting dollars and looking at the top movies of all time. Of course, if you are interested in what is happening now, be sure to check out the Top Ten Movie Rentals today.
So, let’s get started!
Top Ten Grossing Movies Of All Time
(If you want to watch any of these movies, most of them can be seen by simply clicking the links to get started).
From Academy Award winning director James Cameron, Avatar tells the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.
In Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar-nominee Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” R.M.S. Titanic. But when the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival.
With the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King also exceeding the 3 hour mark it seems that long movies are fairing well on our list. This movie has exceeded all expectations with nearly $1.2 billion in box office receipts and earns the spot at #3 on our list.
This is the conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, as armies mass for a final battle that will decide the fate of the world — and powerful, ancient forces of Light and Dark compete to determine the outcome.
When the studio executives first saw Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, they thought that audiences would never take to this character who acted too feminine. Boy, were they ever wrong! Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ranks #4 on our list having taken in more than $1 billion at the box office.
In Dead Man’s Chest, pirate Jack Sparrow must seize the fabled “Dead Man’s Chest” in order to cheat death and eternal damnation. But the high seas present many obstacles — including the mighty Kraken!
From the outset, the Toy Story movies have all done well at the box office. Currently, Toy Story 3 holds the #5 spot on our list of the leading all time money making movies having brought in more than $1 billion in ticket sales.
In this third Toy Story adventure, as Andy prepares for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of Andy’s faithful toys wonder what will become of them. But, when a mix-up lands them at Sunnyside Daycare, they meet a host of new toys and discover a new adventure is just beginning!
This remake stars Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and Crispin Glover and is on the must-see list of nearly every child in the world. Inviting and magical, Alice In Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. This Wonderland is a world beyond your imagination and unlike anything you ve seen before. The extraordinary characters you ve loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There s the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience Alice In Wonderland is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes.
I love this Batman movie and it brought me back as a fan of the series. The Dark Knight reunites Christian Bale with director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat known as The Joker played by Heath Ledger in one of his last roles.
While J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter series took the book world by storm, they then conquered the realm of movies. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ranks #8 on our list having brought in $970 million dollars to date.
In the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best selling novel,, Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses magical powers of his own.
In this iteration of the Pirates of the Caribbean, when pirate Captain Jack Sparrow is trapped on a sea of sand in Davy Jones’ Locker, his shipmates begin a desperate quest to find and rescue him.
You can bet Warner Brothers, the studio behind Harry Potter, is sad to see this franchise die. This installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 1, was just released last year and already cracks the top 10 movies of all time. This movie has already brought in $950 million dollars and continues to rake it in. When we update our tally for 2012, you will certainly see this movie and its sequel move up the list.
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes–the keys to Voldemort’s immortality.
Top Ten Movies of All Time: Conclusion
As we look at this list, we can acknowledge a few things:
- If James Cameron comes to you with a big idea, listen!
- Fantasy pictures that juxtapose real life with animation may make a lot of money.
- Audiences love Jack Sparrow and, often, studio execs don’t know squat!
- If at once you succeed, do it again.
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