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Movies make money – lots of money. Read on to learn just how much money these movies have made. All totals are worldwide.

  1. Avengers: Infinity War ($2.05 billion). This is the third film in the Avengers franchise, and it has contributed significantly to the franchise’s success. When it was released on April 17, 2018, it racked up the highest-grossing opening weekend ever.
  2. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion). Released in 2015, this J.J. Abrams contribution to the Star Wars saga helped boost that franchise’s earnings even higher. It’s also the fourth highest-grossing movie on its own. The all-star cast includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver.
  3. Titanic ($2.20 billion). Beloved by romantics and history buffs around the world, James Cameron’s epic ranks third on the list of the highest-grossing movies ever. Leonardo DiCaprio’s star power was solidified with this film and Kate Winslet’s was launched.
  4. Avatar ($2.79 billion). Another James Cameron film, which makes him solely responsible for a staggering $5 billion in box office receipts, Avatar is the second highest-grossing film of all time. This 3D sci-fi fantasy movie was released in 2009 and starred Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana.
  5. Avengers: Endgame ($2.8 billion). Fourth in the Avengers franchise, this is the highest-grossing movie ever. Upon its release in 2019, it broke all records for the largest opening weekend both globally and domestically. It also broke records for reaching box office totals of $600 million faster than any other movie ever released, and for top grosses in days 2 through 10 in release.

A few other tidbits: In the United States movie market, Toy Story 4 was the highest-grossing G-rated movie, Incredibles 2 was the highest-grossing PG-rated movie; Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens was the highest-grossing PG-13 movie; The Passion of the Christ was the highest-grossing R-rated movie; and Last Tango in Paris was the highest-grossing NC-17-rated movie. Around the world, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the highest-grossing movie that never hit number one.