Global box office revenue of the most successful movies of all time as of December 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

Global box office revenue of the most successful movies of all time This statistic ranks the box office revenue of the 20 most successful movies of all time. “Titanic” has generated almost 2.19 billion U.S. dollars as of December 4, 2017.
Most successful movies of all time

The movie “Avatar” tops the list of most successful movies of all time, having raised 2.78 billion US dollars in box office revenue since its release in December 2009. “Avatar,” a science-fiction adventure film, is joined by “Titanic”, a romance film, at the top, with 2.19 billion US dollars in box office revenue earned since its release in 2007. These two films are the only two films to have generated more than two billion US dollars in box office revenue to date. Other famous titles on the list include “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II)”, “Lord of the Rings Return of the King”, and “The Lion King.” Although the comedy was the most successful and popular movie genre in North America between 1995 and 2012, few of the most successful movies of all time are comedies.

The movies listed above are ranked according to the amount of box office revenue they generated. Box office revenue is one of the film industry’s most significant measures of a film’s commercial success—it is the sum of money generated in ticket sales during the period of time that a film is shown in theaters. The global film industry generated 88.6 billion US dollars in revenue in 2012, while the U.S. film industry generated 30.7 billion US dollars in revenue, making the North American film market the most profitable film market in the world. Almost 11 million US dollars were raised through ticket sales in North America that year.
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Revenue in million U.S. dollars
Avatar2,788
Titanic2,187.2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2,068.2
Jurassic World1,671.7
Marvel's The Avengers1,518.8
Furious 71,516
Avengers : Age of Ultron1,405.4
Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows (Part II)
1,341.5
Frozen1,276.5
Beauty and the Beast (2017)1,263.5
The Fate of the Furious1,235.8
Iron Man 31,214.8
Minions1,159.4
Captain America: Civil War1,153.3
Transformers: Dark of the Moon1,123.8
Lord of the Rings
Return of the King
1,119.9
James Bond-
Skyfall
1,108.6
Transformers 4
Age of Extinction
1,104.1
The Dark Knight Rises1,084.9
Toy Story 31,067
Revenue in million U.S. dollars
Avatar2,788
Titanic2,187.2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2,068.2
Jurassic World1,671.7
Marvel's The Avengers1,518.8
Furious 71,516
Avengers : Age of Ultron1,405.4
Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows (Part II)
1,341.5
Frozen1,276.5
Beauty and the Beast (2017)1,263.5
The Fate of the Furious1,235.8
Iron Man 31,214.8
Minions1,159.4
Captain America: Civil War1,153.3
Transformers: Dark of the Moon1,123.8
Lord of the Rings
Return of the King
1,119.9
James Bond-
Skyfall
1,108.6
Transformers 4
Age of Extinction
1,104.1
The Dark Knight Rises1,084.9
Toy Story 31,067

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This statistic ranks the box office revenue of the 20 most successful movies of all time. “Titanic” has generated almost 2.19 billion U.S. dollars as of December 4, 2017.
Most successful movies of all time

The movie “Avatar” tops the list of most successful movies of all time, having raised 2.78 billion US dollars in box office revenue since its release in December 2009. “Avatar,” a science-fiction adventure film, is joined by “Titanic”, a romance film, at the top, with 2.19 billion US dollars in box office revenue earned since its release in 2007. These two films are the only two films to have generated more than two billion US dollars in box office revenue to date. Other famous titles on the list include “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II)”, “Lord of the Rings Return of the King”, and “The Lion King.” Although the comedy was the most successful and popular movie genre in North America between 1995 and 2012, few of the most successful movies of all time are comedies.

The movies listed above are ranked according to the amount of box office revenue they generated. Box office revenue is one of the film industry’s most significant measures of a film’s commercial success—it is the sum of money generated in ticket sales during the period of time that a film is shown in theaters. The global film industry generated 88.6 billion US dollars in revenue in 2012, while the U.S. film industry generated 30.7 billion US dollars in revenue, making the North American film market the most profitable film market in the world. Almost 11 million US dollars were raised through ticket sales in North America that year.
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as of December 4, 2017
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The statistics only includes box office revenues.
Figures have been rounded.

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