Top Grossing Movies of all Time

Movies that set the cash counters ringing have a way of making their way into the hearts of people. They are undoubtedly classics in their own right. Not every movie belongs to the same genre but each has the capability to capture your imagination and interest in different ways. If you are a movie aficionado, you must be aware of the top grossing movies of all time because when you love movies you tend to keep yourself abreast of such movies that have been major hits. However, it is not quite unnatural to miss out on a few. We do not doubt your knowledge but wouldn’t it be alright if you get yourself a reality check regarding your knowledge of films? So, here is the directory of those movies that have engrossed millions and billions of dollars. Get a good look and in case you haven’t watched some of them, do get yourself their DVDs. You will definitely find them worth watching.



Released in: 2009

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and others

Story: Written and directed by ace filmmaker James Cameron, the movie tells a futuristic tale of 2154 when the earth has been depleted of its resources. The scientists create a team of human hybrids called ‘avatars’ and sendthem to a habitable moon to search for a mineral called unobtanium. What follows later is a story filled with romance, drama and action. The paraplegic Jake Sully has to decide between following the orders and saving his new-found home.

What makes it a hit: This science fiction movie genrossed $ 2,782,275,172 on the box office. A major hit of the year, it is notable for its action sequences and message.



Released in: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane and others

Story: The engaged Rose, daughter of an aristocrat family, falls in love with a poor drifter and artist named Jack, on board the ill-fated ship Titanic. She defies everyone to be with him but destiny has other things in store for them.

What makes it a hit: The romantic saga engrossed $ 2,186,772,302 on the box office and is remarkable for its cinematography and brilliant narration.

The Avengers

The Avengers

Released in: 2012

Directed by:Joss Whedon

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and others

Story: This action movie is based on the team of an agency responsible for guarding the earth’s security. When Loki, an extra-terrestrial power threatens to destroy it, the heroes have to come forth and fight the dynamic battle.

What makes it a hit: It engrossed $1,518,594,910 on the box office. Its USP is its action and drama.

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight

Released in: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and others

Story: The superhero Batman is bound to resurface because the existence of his city is at stake. He has to fight Bane, who is hell-bent on destruction and evil.

What makes it a hit: The superhero movie engrossed $1,084,439,009 and appeals because of its fighting sequences and action drama.

Star Wars (Episode1)

Star Wars

Released in: 1999

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman and others

Story: This is an interesting and gripping tale of a tussle between the evil trade federation and the Naboo where several mysteries also come to light on the sidelines.

What makes it a hit: The film garnered $1,027,044,677 and catches attention because of its plot and performance.

Ironman 3

Iron Man 3

Released in: 2013

Directed by: Shane Black

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow and others

Story: This science fiction movie is about the battle of Iron Man whose world is destroyed and he sets out on a journey of revenge where he is on his own all along the way.

What makes it a hit: The movie engrossed $1,215,439,994 on the box office and is notable for its story, action and drama.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon


Released in: 2011

Directed by: Michael Bay

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson

Story: The old rivals Autobots and Deceptions are back in a fight and get involved in dangerous space race with Russia and the United States. What makes matters worse is the fact that the new villain Shockwave has also arrived on the scene.

What makes it a hit: It touched the mark of $ 1,123,746,996 and has got some of the best action and adventure one can imagine.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Lord Of Rings

Released in: 2003

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen and others

Story: The battle rages with the warriors set on their path of adventure and glory. What follows suit is some captivating drama and action.

What makes it a hit: The critically and commercially acclaimed movie hit the mark of $1,119,929,521 and brings forth a fantastic adventurous tale of action and mystery.



Released in: 2012

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and others

Story: Bond is back and this time to rescue M but before he can prove his worth he has to go through a series of tests that challenge his physical and mental prowess.

What makes it a hit: $1,108,561,01 is the figure that the latest Bond movie touched . It is watchable for the one and only James Bond.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean

Released in: 2006

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and others

Story: Jack Sparrow is on a voyage to find the heart as he has to pay back a debt to Davy Jones. The voyage turns interesting and adventurous when others too join him.

What makes it a hit: It engrossed $1,066,179,725 on the box office and makes waves because of its star cast and the plot.

Toy Story 3

Toy Story

Released in: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and others

Story: This tale of the toys who find themselves in a daycare center after their owner leaves for college is highly interesting. Teased and tormented by kids, the toys collaborate with another gang and plan out their escape.

What makes it a hit: $1,063,171,911 is the figure that the movie touched. It portrays a sweet story in an engaging way.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides

Released in: 2011

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane and others

Story: Jack Sparrow is here again but this time he is on a tricky journey where he does not know who to trust and who to turn against?

What makes it a hit: This sequel hit the mark of$1,043,871,802 and is distinguishable for its suspense and drama.

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