Top Grossing Movies of all Time

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Released in: 2010

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and others

Story: The nineteen year old Alice is in trouble as she does not know how to escape a marriage proposal but more trouble comes her way as she finds herself in wonderland surrounded by her childhood pals. Will she find her true calling and win the battle that awaits her?

What makes it a hit: $1,024,299,904 is the figure that the movie touched and holds a distinct place in the history of cinema because of its interesting and lovely story.

The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey

The Hobbit

Released in: 2012

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and others

Story: A dragon has stolen the mountain from Hobbit but the latter is determined to reclaim his home and thus, embarks on the journey along with his team of dwarves.

What makes it a hit: The film collected $1,017,003,568 at the box office and is remarkable for its action, drama and narration.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Released in: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and others

Story: This cult movie is about the extinct dinosaurs who have come to life and are roaming the earth with the intent to destroy the human race altogether.

What makes it a hit: The movie collected$1,029,153,882 at the box office and features classic captivating action and drama.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter

Released in: 2001

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Daniel Radclife, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and others

Story: The child wizard Harry enters the Hogwarts School to get even with his rival Lord Voldemort and defeats him only to realize that the school is his true home as well.

What makes it a hit: The movie collected$974,755,371 at the box office. It is notable for its unique story and amazing action sequences.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

At Worlds End

Released in: 2007

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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

Story: This sequel to the successful series narrates the tale of the old pirates who are back in action for the last fateful battle.

What makes it a hit: $963,420,425 was the total box office collection of the movie and it is bang on target when it comes to drama and action.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Deathly Hallows

Released in: 2010

Directed by: David Yate

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and others

Story: The sequel shows Harry and his friends in another tussle with the evil forces where each has to prove his wizardry.

What makes it a hit: The magical movie touched the mark of $960,283,305 and features very dynamic action along with a mysterious tale.

The Lion King

The Lion King

Released in: 1994

Directed by: Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones and others

Story: This animation movie is about the little Simba who is destined to be the king but puts himself into a self-exile. Ultimately, he is found out and returns to salvage his pride.

What makes it a hit: It engrossed $987,483,777 on the box office. Its adorable plot and beautiful inspirational message are the hallmarks of its success.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Order of the Phoenix

Released in: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and others

Story: Harry is in trouble but this time it is because of a teacher at school. Other things too interfere with his learning but Harry, the wizard, overcomes them with his powers and skills.

What makes it a hit: This series movie collected$939,885,92 and is worth watching for the engaging storyline dotted with interesting turns and twists.

Finding Nemo


Released in: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Story: The son of a clownfish has been captured in the Great Barrier Reef and now the guardian wants him back and thus, starts out on a journey to get back his son.

What makes it a hit: The animated movie amassed$936,743,26 and is notable for its story and adventures.

Shrek 2

Shrek 2

Released in: 2004

Directed by: Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and others

Story: Princess Fiona returns to her parents with Shrek who rescued her but on realizing that Shrek is an ogre, prince charming works withthe fairy Godmother to get him away.

What makes it a hit: The movie engrossed$919,838,758 at the box office and is rated highly for its beautiful narration and story.

Spiderman 3


Released in: 2007

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace and others

Story: Peter Parker has finally started to settle down with his dual identity but his friend Harry turns against him and now another battle awaits the superhero.

What makes it a hit: $890,871,626 is the amount that this movie collected and it clicks because of its action and drama.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Ice Age

Released in: 2009

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and others

Story: What happens when Sid’s innocent decision to adopt three dinosaur eggs get him abducted? Will his friends succeed in rescuing him?

What makes it a hit: The movie made $886,686,817 and is noteworthy for its unique story and adventurous theme.

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