What standard is used to measure the success of a movie? When it comes to quality, critics review and assessment of the awards becomes the criterion. However, if viewed from its function as a storytelling medium, a film ratings could also come from the audience. Openload more and more viewers are enjoying it, the more successful the film.
Aspects that determine diverse, ranging from the popularity of the stars and the director, an interesting premise, cutting edge cultivation techniques, so that is not less important, the promotion of the film. Alloy fitting of the aspects above increase the chance of a film to bring the audience to the cinema.
Every year in the Hollywood studios produce hundreds of feature / feature-length films. From a variety of sources recorded Hollywood has produced more than 680 films. Of the hundreds of films produced it, not everyone gets a small to run across the world (worldwide). Referring to the above aspects, not all movies that aired a worldwide success in its mission to fill the coffers of the major Hollywood studios as well as distributor of ticket sales.
While the titles that sold tickets for the show as much as possible in the cinemas of the world can be seen from the table below. Every year we can be sure there will be new films were entered into the list. The films are proven to optimize all aspects of support such as cast, script, production value, until his promotion to become the best-selling in the history of world cinema.
The following 100 grossing films of all time these data were taken from the number of ticket sales performances worldwide. Box Office is shown in US Dollars (Date update: 14-9-2015)
|No.||Movie title||Release year||Ticket Sales Revenue|
|3.||Jurassic World||2015||$ 1,649,643,645|
|4.||The Avengers||2012||$ 1,519,479,547|
|5.||Furious 7||2015||$ 1,513,927,280|
|6.||Avengers: Age of Ultron||2015||$ 1,403,515,697|
|7.||Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1||2011||$ 1,341,511,219|
|9.||Iron Man 3||2013||$ 1,215,392,272|
|10.||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||2003||$ 1,141,408,667|
|11.||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||2011||$ 1,123,790,543|
|13.||Transformers: Age of Extinction||2014||$ 1,104,039,076|
|14.||The Dark Knight Rises||2012||$ 1,084,439,099|
|15.||Toy Story 3||2010||$ 1,069,818,229|
|16.||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest||2006||$ 1,066,215,812|
|17.||Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides||2011||$ 1,045,663,875|
|19.||Jurassic Park||1993||$ 1,038,812,584|
|20.||Star Wars Ep.1 : The Phantom Menace||1999||$ 1,027,044,677|
|21.||Alice in Wonderland||2010||$ 1,025,491,110|
|22.||The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey||2012||$ 1,017,003,568|
|23.||The Dark Knight||2008||$ 1,002,891,358|
|24.||The Lion King||1994||$ 987,480,140|
|25.||Despicable Me 2||2013||$ 974,873,764|
|26.||Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone||2001||$ 974,755,371|
|27.||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End||2007||$ 963,420,425|
|28.||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||2013||$ 960,366,855|
|29.||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1||2010||$ 959,301,070|
|30.||The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||2014||$ 955,119,788|
|31.||Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix||2007||$ 942,943,935|
|32.||Finding Nemo||2003||$ 936,429,370|
|33.||Harry POtter and the Half-Blood Prince||2009||$ 935,083,686|
|34.||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||2002||$ 934,703,179|
|35.||Shrek 2||2004||$ 932,252,921|
|36.||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||2005||$ 896,911,078|
|37.||Spider-Man 3||2007||$ 890,875,303|
|38.||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||2001||$ 887,217,688|
|39.||Ice Age: Continental Drift||2012||$ 879,765,137|
|40.||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||2002||$ 878,979,634|
|41.||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||2013||$ 864,868,047|
|42.||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||2009||$ 859,701,857|
|43.||Star Wars Episode III: Revenger of the Sith||2010||$ 848,998,877|
|44.||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||2012||$ 836,519,699|
|46.||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2||2012||$ 829,724,737|
|48.||Independence Day||1996||$ 817,355,682|
|49.||Shrek the Third||2007||$ 805,623,351|
|50.||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||2004||$ 796,688,549|
- The titles of films are in bold film that is still running in some theaters of the world and made it into the list.
- Data acquisition Frozen movie stopped by Box Office Mojo in August 2014, while the film is still running in some theaters at that time. The above data are the acquisition until the end of 2014 which added taken from some other site.
Source: Box Office Mojo, The Numbers, IMDb, and Wildaboutmovie
1. The list will be updated at any time when there are films that made it into the ranks of best-selling movies.
2. The above data is data ticket sales without counting inflation
3. The above table is based on data drawn from sources on 8 September 2015