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List of highest-grossing films (unadjusted)
Rank Movie name Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Year Adjusted to 2007
1 Titanic 20th Century Fox/Paramount $1,845,034,188 1997 $2,371,529,925
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema $1,118,888,979 2003 $1,254,493,458
3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Buena Vista/Walt Disney $1,066,179,725 2006 $1,091,036,097
4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Warner Bros. $976,475,550 2001 $1,138,118,112
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Buena Vista/Walt Disney $961,001,304 2007 $961,001,304
6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Warner Bros. $938,464,961 2007 $938,464,961
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line Cinema $926,287,400 2002 $1,062,218,402
8 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 20th Century Fox $924,300,000 1999 $1,144,556,362
9 Shrek 2 DreamWorks SKG $920,665,658 2004 $1,005,470,223
10 Jurassic Park Universal $914,691,118 1993 $1,305,887,734
11 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $896,013,036 2005 $946,479,720
12 Spider-Man 3 Sony/Columbia $890,871,626 2007 $890,871,626
13 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. $878,988,482 2002 $1,007,978,453
14 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema $871,368,364 2001 $1,015,611,827
15 Finding Nemo Buena Vista/Walt Disney $864,625,978 2003 $969,414,887
16 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $849,997,605 2005 $897,872,534
17 Spider-Man Sony/Columbia $821,708,551 2002 $942,292,796
18 Independence Day 20th Century Fox $816,969,268 1996 $1,074,192,224
19 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Bros. $795,541,069 2004 $868,820,129
20 Shrek the Third Paramount/DreamWorks SKG $794,419,654 2007 $794,419,654
21 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal $792,900,000 1982 $1,695,080,518
22 The Lion King Buena Vista/Walt Disney $783,841,776 1994 $1,091,137,371
23 Spider-Man 2 Sony/Columbia $783,766,341 2004 $855,960,805
24 Star Wars (Later Titled Episode IV: A New Hope) 20th Century Fox $797,000,000 1977 $2,764,209,060
25 The Da Vinci Code Sony/Columbia $758,239,851 2006 $775,917,069
26 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Walt Disney/Buena Vista $744,783,957 2005 $786,732,874
27 The Matrix Reloaded Warner Bros. $738,599,701 2003 $828,114,773
28 Transformers Paramount/DreamWorks SKG $702,924,525 2007 $702,924,525
29 Forrest Gump Paramount $679,400,000 1994 $945,750,472
30 The Sixth Sense Buena Vista/Hollywood Pictures $672,806,292 1999 $833,132,881
31 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney/Buena Vista $654,264,015 2003 $733,557,968
32 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 20th Century Fox $651,564,743 2006 $666,754,992
33 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox $649,398,328 2002 $744,696,359
34 The Incredibles Buena Vista/Walt Disney $631,442,092 2004 $689,605,630
35 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal $618,638,999 1997 $795,172,744
36 Ratatouille Disney/Pixar $612,190,493 2007 $612,190,493
37 The Passion of the Christ Icon Entertainment $611,899,420 2004 $668,262,839
38 Casino Royale Sony/MGM/Columbia $594,239,066 2006 $608,092,853
39 War of the Worlds Paramount/DreamWorks SKG $591,745,528 2005 $625,074,769
40 Men in Black Sony/Columbia $589,390,539 1997 $757,577,994
41 Night at the Museum 20th Century Fox $573,558,399 2006 $586,930,048
42 Armageddon Buena Vista $553,709,788 1998 $700,799,566
43 King Kong Universal $549,358,447 2005 $580,300,295
44 Mission Impossible II Paramount $546,388,105 2000 $654,586,910
45 The Day After Tomorrow 20th Century Fox $542,771,772 2004 $592,767,689
46 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 20th Century Fox $538,375,067 1980 $1,347,897,770
47 Madagascar DreamWorks SKG $532,680,671 2005 $562,683,166
48 The Simpsons Movie 20th Century Fox $525,468,939 2007 $525,468,939
49 Monsters, Inc. Buena Vista/Walt Disney $525,366,597 2001 $612,334,061
50 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Tri-Star $519,843,345 1991 $787,398,546

As with the above, this list does not include television or video sales.

  * Gross includes re-released films.

Note: Original and re-release profits not calculated separately.

Highest grossing film series

Highest Grossing Film Series (unadjusted)
Rank Series & Studio(s) Total worldwide
box office
No. of films Average of films Highest grossing film of series
1 Harry Potter (Warner Brothers) $4,485,483,098 5 (As of yet) $897,096,620 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ($976,475,550)
2 James Bond (EON Productions/MGM/UA) $4,355,700,000 21 $207,414,285 Casino Royale ($594,239,066)
3 Star Wars (20th Century Fox) $4,212,592,742 6 $702,098,790 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ($924,300,000)
4 The Lord of the Rings (New Line Cinema) $2,916,544,743 3 $972,181,581 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1,118,888,979)
5 Pirates of the Caribbean (Buena Vista/Walt Disney) $2,680,308,734 3 $893,436,245 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1,066,179,725)
6 Spider-Man (Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures) $2,495,718,076 3 $831,906,025 Spider-Man 3 ($890,449,338)
7 Shrek (Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks) $2,161,714,655 3 $720,571,552 Shrek 2 ($920,665,658)
8 Jurassic Park (Universal Pictures) $1,902,110,926 3 $634,036,975 Jurassic Park ($914,691,118)
9 Batman (Warner Brothers) $1,624,772,639 5 $324,954,528 Batman ($411,348,924)
10 The Matrix (Warner Brothers/Village Roadshow Pictures) $1,623,967,842 3 $541,322,614 The Matrix Reloaded ($738,599,701)

Record holding highest grossing films over time

This list includes those films which have held the record for highest grossing film in North America (the United States and Canada).

List of highest-grossing films throughout history (unadjusted)
Since Movie name (followed by the number of years record held) Gross (at time of record)
1915 The Birth of a Nation (7 years) $9,283,673
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (18 years) $10,000,000
1939 Gone with the Wind (26 years) $142,000,000
1965 The Sound of Music (8 years) $163,214,286
1973 The Exorcist (2 years) $193,000,000
1975 Jaws (2 years) $260,000,000
1977 Star Wars (Later Retitled Episode IV: A New Hope) (6 years) $307,263,857
1983 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (14 years) $359,197,037
1997 Titanic (10 years/current) $600,788,188

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