Ever debated the greatest movies? Well, we’re counting cash, not critics. Here’s an inflation-adjusted roundup of the top 10 box office champions—because modern-day blockbusters can’t just inflate their way to the top! This list represents the highest-grossing movies of all time.
1. Gone with the Wind
Parts of this sweeping Old South epic haven’t aged well, but it’s still one worth seeing if just for the sets, the classic lines, and the unforgettable performances. One of the first color movies, it has grossed $4,192,000,000 in today’s dollars worldwide.
This 2009 sci-fi epic captivated audiences with its story and special effects and spawned a series. Its gross take is now $3,824,000,000.
Romance and disaster proved to be a powerful combination as millions flocked to see this 1997 epic that was inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. The numbers don’t lie: $3,485,000,000 in inflation-adjusted numbers at the box office.
4. Star Wars: A New Hope
If you weren’t around in 1977, it’s hard to describe the cultural phenomenon that the original three Star Wars films became. This was the first of them all, a sci-fi adventure with a stellar cast that had a rapport few others ever have had since. Here, we meet the young Luke Skywalker before he becomes a Jedi and before he learns that Darth Vader…we shouldn’t say more in case you haven’t seen them. The gross box office take: $3,443,000,000.
5. Avengers: Endgame
Released in 2019, this film was the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. An ensemble cast and a wish to see the actions of arch-villain Thanos from the previous film undone drew millions of moviegoers to the tune of $3,165,000,000 in ticket sales.
6. The Sound of Music
One of the best musicals of all time, this 1965 classic did more than make a number of its songs part of our popular culture. It also created a tale of suspense and daring as the Von Trapp family attempts to flee Austria as Nazi Germany takes over. Taking in $2,884,000,000 total in today’s dollars, this movie once surpassed Gone with the Wind as the top-grossing movie of all time.
7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
When a friendly alien is left behind on Earth, a boy befriends him and thus begins the adventure of a lifetime. At times hilarious, heartbreaking, and joyful, this movie was able to melt even the hardest of hearts. Its inflation-adjusted box office take is $2,815,000,000.
8. The Ten Commandments
This 1956 religious epic earned $2,665,000,000 in today’s dollars. With an all-star cast, it tells much of the story of the Book of Exodus, including the escape of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt.
9. Dr. Zhivago
This 1965 historical romance captured hearts and minds all over the world as it told the tale of the doomed love between Yuri and Lara amidst the Russian Revolution and the changes it wrought. Its box office take in today’s dollars is $2,526,000,000.
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Longtime Star Wars fans were disappointed by the “Prequels” (Episodes 1-3), but when the final trilogy got its start in 2015, many were excited at the promise of both a fresh start and throwback vibes to the original trilogy. So, apparently, was a new generation of fans, and the film earned $2,491,000,000 worldwide.
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Robert Sihler is an educator, freelance writer, and rock climbing guide and instructor living with his family in Driftwood, Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys reading fiction, streaming films, completing crossword puzzles, and rock climbing. When he goes on vacation, he likes to visit the mountains of the West and climb remote, obscure peaks that have seen few or no prior ascents.