Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies

10. Toy Story 3 – $1.063 Billion

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Toy Story is one of the most successful franchise in history by Pixar. Its third part Toy Story 3 generated a revenue of $ 1.063 billion with a budget of $ 200 million. The movie was released on June 18, 2010 and received 5 academy award nominations including Best Picture which is rare for an animated film. It is the highest grossing movie of 2010 and also the first ever animated movie in history to make over $ 1 billion worldwide. Main cast includes Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, John Morris, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn and Blake Clark.

 

9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1.066 billion

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is the second film in Pirates of The Caribbean Franchise which generated $ 1.066 billion. The budget of the movie was $ 225 million and it was released on June 7, 2006. The film received four academy award nominations and was critically praised. Cast includes Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Jack Davenport and Geoffrey Rush.

 

8. The Dark Knight Rises - $1.081 billion

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There are a lot of movies made on Batman character but there is none like The Dark Knight series. The Dark Knight Rises was released on June 20, 2012 and grossed $ 1.081 billion on a budget of $ 250 million. It received positive reception from movie critics. Cast includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy and Morgan Freeman.

 

7. Skyfall – $1.108 billion

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Skyfall is the twenty-third movie in James Bond series and was released on October 23, 2012. The film grossed $ 1.108 billion with a budget of $ 200 million. It was nominated for 5 academy awards but won 2 for Best Original Song and Best Sound Editing. The film stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe and Javier Bardem. Skyfall is the most profitable James Bond movie.

 

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $1.119 billion

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It is the third film in The Lord of the Rings series which was released on December 13, 2003 and generated $ 1.119 billion. The budget of the movie was $ 94 million. The film received universal critical acclaim and won 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Cast includes Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving. It was the highest grossing film of 2003.

 

5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $1.123 billion

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released on June 23, 2011 and made $ 1.123 billion. It is the third installment in Transformers series. The movie was nominated for 3 Oscar Awards but won none. Main cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, John Malkovich and Kevin Dunn.

 

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – $1.328 billion

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Harry Potter series is the highest-grossing film series of all time. It’s eighth and final part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was released on July 7. 2011 and grossed $1.328 billion. The film received universal critical acclaim and was nominated for 3 Academy Awards. It stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.

 

3. The Avengers – $1.511 billion

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The Avengers was released on April 11, 2012 and grossed $1.511 billion with a budget of $220 million. It is the sixth movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was universally praised and a sequel is announced to be released in 2015. Its cast include Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgård,Paul Bettany and Samuel L. Jackson.

 

2. Titanic – $2.1 billion

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Titanic is an epic romantic disaster film directed by James Cameron and released on December 19, 1997 . It made $2.1 billion on the box office worldwide. The budget of the movie was $200 million. The movie received positive reviews and was nominated for 14 Academy Awards but won 11 including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Song. Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Bill Paxton and Gloria Stuart.

 

1. Avatar - $ 2.7 billion

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The number 1 position in the highest-grossing Hollywood movies of all time belongs to Avatar. It was released on December 18, 2009 and grossed $2.782 billion. The director of the movie is James Cameron.  It received universal critical acclaim and was nominated for 9 Oscar Awards. A sequel is announced to be released in 2015. Main cast includes Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana and Giovanni Ribisi.

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