Hollywood Films generate revenue from several streams, including theatrical exhibition, television broadcast rights, home video and merchandising. On the following list of highest-grossing Hollywood movies of all time are ranked by the revenues. 22 films have grossed in excess of $1 billion worldwide, of which 3 films have grossed over $2 billion.
5. The Avengers
6. Furious 7
Based on the novel by J. K. Rowling, Directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros Pictures, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was released in 2011 and has grossed $1,341,511,219 worldwide.
10. Iron Man 3
Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Captain America: Civil War was released in 2016 and has grossed $1,152,236,004 worldwide. Captain America: Civil War still running in theaters.
Directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings, high fantasy adventure film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was released in 2003 and has grossed $1,119,929,521 worldwide.
Directed by Michael Bay and Written by Ehren Kruger, with Steven Spielberg and Bay as Executive Producers, Transformers: Age of Extinction was released in 2014 and has grossed $1,104,054,072 worldwide.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, who Co-Written the Screenplay with his own brother Jonathan Nolan, featuring the DC Comics character Batman, The Dark Knight Rises was released in 2012 and has grossed $1,084,939,099 worldwide.
18. Toy Story 3
Produced by Pixar Animation Studios, released by Walt Disney Pictures and Directed by Lee Unkrich, the 3D computer-animated comedy-drama, Toy Story 3 was released in 2010 and has grossed $1,066,969,703 worldwide.
Directed by Gore Verbinski, Written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the second installment of Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was released in 2006 and has grossed $1,066,179,725 worldwide.
Directed by Rob Marshall and Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released in 2011 and has grossed $1,045,713,802 worldwide.
21. Jurassic Park
Based on the 1990 novel by Michael Crichton, Directed by Steven Spielberg and Screenplay Written by Crichton and David Koepp, Jurassic Park was released in $1,029,939,903 and has grossed $1,029,939,903 worldwide.
Written and Directed by George Lucas, Produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century Fox, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was released in 1999 and has grossed $1,027,044,677 worldwide.
Produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the 3D computer-animated buddy cop comedy mystery adventure, Zootopia was released in 2016 and has grossed $1,023,191,334 worldwide. Zootopia still running in theaters.
Based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien and Directed by Peter Jackson, the high fantasy adventure film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in 2012 and has grossed $1,021,103,568 worldwide.
Highest-Grossing Hollywood Movies Adjusted for Inflation
There has always been a fact of the long-term effects of inflation. The list unadjusted for inflation gives far more weight to later films. That’s why, to compensate for the devaluation of the currency, some charts make adjustments for inflation. Here is a short list of highest-grossing Hollywood movies adjusted for inflation.
Based on Margaret Mitchell‘s 1936 novel, Produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and Directed by Victor Fleming, epic–historical romance film, Gone with the Wind was released in 1939 and has grossed $3,440,000,000 worldwide.
3. Star Wars
Co-Produced and Directed by Steven Spielberg and Written by Melissa Mathison, the science fiction fantasy film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in 1982 and has grossed $2,310,000,000 worldwide.
Produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the animated musical fantasy film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released in 1937 and has grossed $1,819,000,000 worldwide.