Top Ten Highest Grossing Movies Of All Time

#1 - Titanic (1997) - $1,835,300,000

Still well in the lead as the highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic broke all records at the box office. Taking nearly $2 billion in total and winning 11 Oscars, it will be hard to beat!

#2 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - $1,129,219,252

Another 11-Oscar winner, the concluding film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy looks to be well on its way, along with a number of other films, to the top of the highest grossing movie charts. A film adaptaion of the famous books by J.R.R. Tolkein, the movie trilogy has proved popular with old and young generations alike.

#3 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - $1,060,332,628

Another movie trilogy that has really taken the box office by storm, Dead Man's Chest is the sequel to the movie adaptation of Disney's theme park ride of the same name.

#4 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) - $968,657,891

Yet another film adaptation to do well on TV, the original series of books by J.K. Rowling has been hugely popular all over the world. The next book, and film, are due out later this year.

#5 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - $922,379,000

The long awaited return of the Star Wars saga proved to be a huge success at the box office (despite the lack of quality of the original trilogy!). Telling the story of how it all began, the new trilogy attracted legions of fans to the movie theatres and spawned all kinds of merchandise.

#6 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - $921,600,000

The second of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to make it into the top 10 highest grossing movies of all time, Two Towers has made nearly $1 billion at the box office and continues the story of Frodo and Sam as they make their way to Mordor to destroy the One Ring.

#7 - Jurassic Park (1993) - $919,700,000

The oldest film in the top ten, Jurassic Park broke new ground with it's special effects, laying the foundations to some of the great CG sequences we see nowadays. It is reported Steven Spielberg is working on the fourth movie of the dinosaur-inspired series.

#8 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) - $892,194,397

The second series of films to have more than one movie in the top ten, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire continues the story of wizards learning their craft at a wizard's school in this popular fantasy series. Nominated for an Oscar, future movie adaptations of more Harry Potter books are sure to be in the pipeline.

#9 - Shrek 2 (2004) - $880,871,036

Taking a big step forward in the world of CG animation, the original Shrek movie was a big hit with children and adults alike. Starring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy, the second movie aptly named Shrek 2 smashed the first film's records and lands in our top ten at number nine.

#10 - Spider-Man 3 (2007) - $879,286,258

Finshing our list of the highest grossing movies of all time is the only movie based on a comic book in our top 10. Spiderman 3, based on the popular comic by Stan Lee and Avi Arad, tells the story of how a teenager develops super human powers from a spider's bite, throwing him into a world of supervillains and sexy women.


Source - IMDB, June 2007

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