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Highest Grossing Movies Worldwide of All Time: The film industry is the most prominent industry nowadays. A number of excellent Hollywood and Bollywood works are released almost every month. But, there are only a few that make a remarkable impact on viewers.

The popularity is directory related to the revenue generated. There are many sources of income like a home video, theatrical exhibitions, television broadcasting through which filmmakers make money but, the most significant factor that is considered while evaluating the success is the income generated in the box office.

Today, we are here to discuss the top 12 highest-grossing movies ever made. These names include a few movies of Disney and the MCU along with movies from Fast and Furious and Jurassic Park series. The latest names to enter this list being the ‘Avengers Endgame’ beating Avatar, and ‘The Lion King’.

So let’s begin…

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List of Top 12 Highest Grossing Movies Ever:

Avengers: Endgame

So, on the top of our list of highest-grossing movies, comes the Avengers: Endgame. You should not be surprised about this because we all are familiar with the popularity of MCU (Marvel Comic Universe). With a total of 21 over a period of 11 years, Kevin Feige and this company have always managed to win the heart of its audience. The movie directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo earned over more than $2.796 billion at the box office.


Until Avengers endgame, it was on the top of the list of highest-grossing films. Released in the year 2009, with a total income of $2.79 billion, currently ranks at the second spot. Directed by James Cameron, this movie shows how the Na’vi who were from a planet named ‘Pandora’ is being saved from the destruction caused by colonialism.

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This movie was released in the year 1997 and is among the highest-grossing films of all time. With an earning of $2.19 billion, this movie again directed by James Cameron -the hitmaker. It is based on the real story of Titanic: the largest ship ever sank into the ocean after hitting an Iceberg on its very first journey. The overall direction, dialogues, acting, screening, and perfect background score make Titanic an all-time favorite for its viewers.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Released in the year 2015, it is at the 4th spot in the list of highest-grossing Hollywood movies of all time. Directed by  JJ Abrams, actors and actresses like John Boyega, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Issac, performed at their best. This movie is not lacking in CGI but is a perfect balance of special effects and the practical world. It has a box office earning of $2.07 billion.

Avengers: Infinity War

As we already told, MCU has given some of the best ever epic movies of all time. This movie is another one. Released in the year 2018 in the direction of Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, with an earning of 2.05 billion on the box office, this gets the 5th spot on our list. It has got many breathtaking fight scenes and a perfect flavor of emotions that made people feel the characters forever.

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Jurassic World

This movie gave a unique Identity to Chris Pratt. Released in the year 2015, this movie had an earning of 1.67 billion which gave this film 6th spot in the list of highest-grossing movies. It perfectly takes its viewers into a hypothetical world of Dinosaurs and with 3D effects and perfect ‘dino park’, under the direction of  Colin Trevorrow, makes this movie one of the favorite movies for all Hollywood lovers.

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The Lion King

This movie succeeded in its attempt to bring the real-life effect using computerized characters. The level of perfection and accuracy that this film has, makes it the 7th highest-grossing film to date today. It was released in the year 2019 and managed to earn over $1.6 billion at the box office. Director Jon Favreau put all his effort to take this Disney movie to another level.

The Avengers

This movie came in the year 2012 and it was for the first time when MCU got whispers in the Hollywood industry. Under the direction of Joss Whedon, this movie earned $1.52 billion, making it the 8th highest-grossing movie. This film perfectly represented the comic characters on the big screen and won millions of hearts.

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Fast Furious 7

All the films of the Fast and Furious series were hits but, this 7th edition brought something extra just other than defying the ‘Laws of Physics’. With an earning of $1.5 billion, this movie is on the 9th spot of the highest-grossing movie, which was directed by the famous James Wan.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

This movie acted as a bridge for the upcoming storyline of the Avengers series. It was released in 2015 and was another hit by Joss Whedon. This action-packed movie which is famous for the AI character Ultron, earned over more than $1.41 which made this film the 10th one in the list of highest-grossing Hollywood films.

Black Panther

This action thriller was released in 2018, earning more than $1.5 billion which made it the 11th highest-grossing film of all time. It was directed by Ryan Googler who perfectly represented the characters on the big screen and its fight scenes and excellent characters make it a masterpiece.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

We can’t imagine our childhood without the Harry Potter movies. These movies were loved by millions. The second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was one such masterpiece that was released in the year 2011. David Yates perfectly directed this movie and managed to raise an income of $1.35 billion at the box office, making it the 12th movie on our list.

Here ends our list of the top 12 highest-grossing movies of all time. Watching these movies will be a great experience. So, on your next holiday, pick any one of these and enjoy yourself with your colleagues.

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