Here at VDC Group, we have previously written about the top one hit wonders, and the bestselling albums, so we thought we would transfer this into the film world. We have compiled a list of the top 10 highest grossest films worldwide, and the numbers they produced are hugely impressive.
If you’re a fan of films, you may already be able to think what films this list contains, however, some films that are expected to smash the record books don’t end of doing as well as expected, and can surprise audiences.
#10 Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Grossed: $1.235 billion
This year saw the release of one of the most highly anticipated films of 2017. The remake of one of Disney’s most beloved films did not disappoint. The live action casting with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens earned the film widespread acclaim. With a $160 million budget, the film was a huge success.
#9 Frozen (2013)
Grossed: $1.287 billion
Since its release, Frozen has become one of the biggest merchandise cash cows of all time, this comes as no surprise following the huge success the film spawned. Frozen won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Animated Feature Film, making it the first full-length Disney animated feature to win this award, after four nominations.
#8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
Grossed: $1.342 billion
It was a sad time for the huge number of Harry Potter fans when the franchise ended, but they were not disappointed with the final film. Many knew this Harry Potter film would be a success, but even the numbers it produced went beyond industry predictions.
#7 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Grossed: $1.405 billion
Director Joss Whedon worked hard to ensure this Avengers film had the most visual effect shots for any Marvel film, and he achieved over 3000. This superhero blockbuster smashed predictions, even earning $156.3 million in its first six days in China alone.
#6 Furious 7 (2015)
Grossed: $1.516 billion
The death of Paul Walker left fans incredibly saddened, and talks of this film being scrapped were in the air. However, much to the delight of Fast and the Furious fans, the film was able to give Paul’s character a final and appropriate send off, touching the hearts of all who saw the film.
#5 The Avengers (2012)
Grossed: $1.519 billion
The Avengers was the first Marvel film to earn $1 billion, as audiences watched their great heroes come together to learn to fight as a team against Loki. With a star-studded cast including Academy Award nominees Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Seamus McGarvey, this film couldn’t disappoint.
#4 Jurassic World (2015)
Grossed: $1.672 billion
The modern remake of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park franchise was highly publicised before its release. Chris Pratt played the titular character, Owen Grady, that instantly shot him to Hollywood fame. This mega blockbuster took over the box office and became a huge hit.
#3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Grossed $2.068 billion
Star Wars is one of the most popular and well-known franchises ever to hit the screen, and through the years and numerous films, some have not been as well received as once hoped. Making a new series of such a popular franchise is always a risky decision, but this 2015 release was incredibly well received by audiences globally, reawakening the love for the franchise.
#2 Titanic (1997)
Grossed: $2.187 billion
Titanic is a film masterpiece, and with a production value of $200 million, the film cost more than the boat itself. It was number one at the U.S box office for a record fifteen consecutive weeks, and was also the first film to be released on VHS/DVD whilst it was still being shown in cinemas. The film launched the career of Kate Winslet and proved audiences were happy to watch a three-hour film.
#1 Avatar (2009)
Grossed: $2.788 billion
Avatar tops the list as the highest grossing film of all time. James Cameron’s fantasy about a paraplegic soldier who travels to another world and falls in love, singlehandedly launching the 3D revolution, which had fans coming to see it multiple times. There was no film like it.
Did you guess one of the films on the list? Which is your favourite? Here at VDC Group, we are a leading disc and digital service provider for Entertainment, Film, TV, Games, and the Music industry. For more information on what we offer, get in touch with a member of our team today!