Hundreds of movies are released every year, but we get to hear about or see only a fraction of them. A movie’s success depends on various factors including its content, casting, and marketing. Distribution also plays a key role in determining a movie’s success. A movie that is released globally is more likely to generate higher revenues in comparison to a movie that is available in limited geographies.
So, which is the highest grossing movie of all time? Well, here’s the list that will give you the desired answer. Please note that your personal favorites may not necessarily be in this list. This selection of highest grossing movies is based solely on their revenue. These movies may not be the best in everyone’s opinion.
Avengers: Infinity War – Released in 2018, this is a sequel to The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). The film’s screenplay was developed by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It was directed by Russo brothers, Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The movie was produced at a budget of around $400 million. Box office earnings are at $2.048 billion.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – If you love sci-fi movies, this one will probably be one of your favorites. Released in 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt. It was directed by J. J. Abrams. The film was produced at a budget of around $300 million. Box office earnings are at $2.068 billion.
Titanic – One of the longest duration movies running for more than three hours, Titanic was quite a sensation of its times. The movie essentially recounts the story of RMS Titanic that sank on its maiden voyage. The story is told via the eyes of central characters (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet), who have their own stories running parallel to the sinking of Titanic. The movie was written, directed and produced by James Cameron. It was made with a budget of $200 million. Box office earnings are $2.195 billion.
Avengers: Endgame – This 2019 film is among the favorite for many folks who like superhero movies. Avengers: Endgame is a sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. One of the great things about this movie is obviously its star cast. But other than that also, the movie has a captivating story and top-class action sequences. The movie’s screenplay was developed by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directed by Russo brothers. It was a pretty expensive movie made on a budget of around $400 million. Its box office earnings are much higher at $2.798 billion.
Avatar – Released in 2009, Avatar is currently the highest grossing movie of all time. Avatar gained popularity owing to its unique story and magnificent cinematography. The movie was written, directed and produced by James Cameron. It was produced at a budget of $237 million. The movie turned out to be hugely profitable for the movie makers, as it has earned $2.847 billion at the box office.