Christmas movies - additional information
Despite the popularity of Christmas movies, which are very often repeated every year during the holiday season, none of them have earned enough money to obtain a spot as one of the most successful movies of all time, based on revenue earned. As of 2017, Avatar still leads the way, having earned approximately 2.79 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Titanic with around 2.19 billion U.S. dollars.
The global box office recorded a significant growth in just under a decade, from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, the total box office revenue amounted to approximately 38.6 billion U.S. dollars, up by roughly 13 billion U.S. dollars compared to 2006. With the steady growth of revenue year over year, further success is expected over the next several years.
When considering the highest grossing movies in North America from 1995 to 2017, the most successful genre was adventure. These movies grossed a total of roughly 46 billion U.S. dollars in the span of over two decades.