Theater, home video, television broadcasting etc. plays a significant role in a given movie or drama to generate income but box office earning is the major source for trade publication. Though initially war films, musicals or historical dramas were seen as a popular genre but now a days franchise movies like the Harry Potter series and a few more have been seen coming up with flying colors. The list below mentions the names of all movies that have been counted as the top highest grossing films.
Top Ten Highest Grossing Movies
Quickly look through the record of top ten highest grossing films to see if your favorite movie has been included or not.
Written and directed by James Cameron, Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film. Featuring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney, the plot is set on the planet Pandora where the corporate world wants to acquire a rare earth substance for business purposes. The story is narrated through the journey of a paraplegic marine who is torn between his liking for the Pandora tribe and his orders. With a worldwide business of $2,782,275,172, it is regarded as the highest grossing movie till date.
Another movie by James Cameron to be in the list of the highest grossing movies is the epic romantic tragedy movie Titanic. The 1997 movie conveyed the emotions of the tragedy the 15 April, 1912 Titanic met with, with the backdrop of a love story. Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane were the lead stars and it had cost $2,185,372,302.
3. The Avengers
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero with the same name, The Avengers was released on 11 April 2012. It had a gross budget of $1,491,814,000 and was produced by Marvel Studios. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. Brings in a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army is the story line.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-II
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-II, premiered in 2011, is the last part of the British-American film series, Harry Potter. Based on J.K Rowling’s novel with the same title, this part follows the 3 friends Harry, Ron and Hermione in their journey to find the rest of the Horcruxes in order to kill the Dark Lord aka Voldemort. It was the fourth highest grossing movie with a total gross of $1,328,111,219.
5. Transformer: Dark of the Moon
First released on 23rd June and then again on 29th June 2011, Transformer: Dark of the Moon is a science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese as the main cast. It was gross at $1,123,746,996.
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The return of the King has managed to be one among the list of top ten highest grossing movies with a total budget of $1,119,929,521. It is a fantasy drama film taken from the second and third volumes of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Directed by Peter Jackson, it is also the concluding film of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
The latest one of the James Bond series starring Daniel Craig has made it to the list of the top ten highest grossing movies with a worldwide collection of $1,108,561,013. Released in 2012, this bond flick was a little different from the previous ones due to its low use of gadgets. But that in no way affected the appeal of the movie.
8. The Dark Knight Rises
Another masterpiece by Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises is the last one in the Batman trilogy. This 2012 release features Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard in the lead roles. The movie has made it to the top ten highest grossing films with a total business of $1,084,439,099 world over.
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
The second in the Pirates of the Caribbean Series, Dead Man’s Chest follows Jack Sparrow in his endeavor to recover the heart of Davy Jones to save his soul from enslaving to Jones’ service forever. But he is not the only one who is seeking Davy Jones heart. This 2006 American adventure fantasy film was worked out by Gore Verbinski with a gross amount of $1,066,179,725 thus counted in the list of top ten highest grossing movies.
10. Toy Story 3
The third instalment of the Toy Story series, Toy Story 3 is animated comedy-adventure 3D film of 2010. With five Academy awards, it had a worldwide gross of $1,063,171,911 and was directed by Lee Unkrich. Few notable artists including Tom Hanks have lent their voices to the various characters of the movie.