On this chart, films are ranked by the revenues from theatrical exhibition at their nominal value, along with the highest positions they attained. Highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation Inflation rates around the world vary, complicating inflation adjustment. Titanic also benefited from the televised discovery of the actual Titanic. In the modern marketplace, rental fees can vary greatly—depending on a number of factors—although the films from the major studios average out at 43%. They are not listed because going so would make the list so long as to be unwieldy. Year of Release: 1993 Overall Rating: 3.
The 20 Most Popular Movies of all Time The 20 Most Popular Movies of all Time: U. Disney films are usually co-directed and some directors have served on several winning teams: , , , , , and Bill Roberts have all co-directed at least two films on the list. Blockbusters, special effects wonders, films with sequels and expensive campaign and publicity ads fill many of the positions. This provides a dollar amount reflecting how the film would have done in 2012. Until I discover a more accurate initial release gross, I will continue to use the most widely quoted number of 74 million. Click on the year number for a list of all the films released that year.
Year of Release: 2008 Overall Rating: 3. Return the the and browse 100 other topics: everything from Knitting Nancys and electric rocket engines to the strange world of lucid dreaming. Once revenue from home entertainment is factored in it is not immediately clear which film is the most successful. The measuring system for gauging a film's success is based on unadjusted grosses, mainly because historically this is the way it has always been done because of the practices of the film industry: the box office receipts are compiled by theaters and relayed to the distributor, which in turn releases them to the media. It is easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of endless streaming movies and series out there and, after hours of searching, still not watch anything.
Like the newer films honored with our , these all-time favorites are not only hugely entertaining, but they're packed with positive messages and role models, giving them the potential for significant impact on kids and families. Wilson, Crispin Glover, Huey Lewis Plot: Marty Mcfly's loony friend, Doc Brown, invents a time machine in which Marty is accidentally sent back to 1955, the same year his parents meet. The Sound of Music, The Godfather, Jaws, Jurassic Park and Titanic increased their earnings with further releases in 1973, 1997, 1979, 2013 and 2012 respectively, but they are not included in the totals here because they had already conceded the record prior to being re-released. Audience tastes were fairly eclectic during the 20th century, but several trends did emerge. Included on the list are charts of the top box office earners ranked by both the of their revenue , a chart of high-grossing films by calendar year, a timeline showing the transition of the highest-grossing film record, and a chart of the highest-grossing film franchises and series.
One can only imagine how audiences from the early 20th century might react if they saw the latest Star Wars movie. It's possible that the 74 million number includes both the 1967 and 1978 receipts. I'm including the following additonal entries because they were on the original list and return visitors may be interested in what happened to them during the most recent update. Steven Spielberg is the most represented director on the chart with six films to his credit, occupying the top spot in 1975, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989 and 1993. Ongoing weekly drops in the totals for several countries—Argentina being the worst affected—led to a drop in the overall worldwide total. While has eroded away the achievements of most films from the 1960s and 1970s, there are franchises originating from that period that are still active.
In honor of the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018, dug through the charts from 1940 to 2005 to find which tune was No. The others make new friends, while Frodo finds a guide to Mordor. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The index is uniformly applied to the grosses in the chart published by Guinness World Records in 2014, beginning with the 2014 index. F8In the case of The Fate of the Furious the gross is sourced from rather than the chart's regular source, , after irregularities were discovered in the latter's figure. These factors also caused previously uncited movies to be introduced into the top 20. This has made him incredibly popular in corporate espionage, but at the expense of having an semblance of a normal life.
Notice that there are very few pre-1980 films in the unadjusted list. Besides the Star Wars and Superman franchises, and films are still being released periodically; all four are among the highest-grossing franchises. Some sources claim that The Big Parade superseded The Birth of a Nation as highest-grossing film, eventually being replaced by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which in turn was quickly usurped by Gone with the Wind. This means that Despicable Me 2 finished its run ahead of it and would have ranked one place higher at the end of its release. Year of Release: 1981 Overall Rating: 3. Essentially belonging to the , it was marketed as an educational film in an effort to circumvent.
The other two are population changes and per capita ticket purchasing trend changes. Distributors would often report the worldwide rental since the higher figure made the film appear more successful, while estimates were limited to performance in North America; therefore it was not unusual for worldwide and North American rentals to be mixed up. Despite later retracting the claim, the sum has been widely reported even though it has never been substantiated. Like the success of Celine Dion's Titanic album 9 million units sold supported the movie of the same name, so Julie Andrews' album supported The Sound Of Music. By adjusting for all three parameters that effect the total box office receipts for a particular movie, a more accurate comparison can be made between movies released in different eras.
Why was The Sound Of Music so popular? The lead star, Julie Andrews, was enormously popular on Broadway as the star of My Fair Lady, one of the most successful plays every produced. The two events catapulted her to unbelievable levels of popularity, hyping the American public in her favor. Since the corporation owned the theaters there were no rental fees for the films, meaning the studio received 100% of the box-office gross, unlike the case with most other films where the distributor typically receives less than half the gross. To compare the success of a movie from 1949 to one in 2012 the total box office gross must be doubled, after increasing it to adjust for inflation, to reflect the fact that its potential audience doubled over those years. A detective, a demon and a girl in his class collide.