Do you prefer watching movies during your free time or over the weekends with friends and family? Which genre of movies is your favorite? Movies are one of the best ways to entertain ourselves, whether it’s animations, horror, Bollywood, and Hollywood among others.
You can decide to try our movie trivia questions and answers on those boring afternoons just to see who is the “movie cop.” It’ll be fun, and is just a different way of “watching a movie” right?
The icing on the sugar about movies is that almost every age bracket has its own genre that is best suitable for them, regarding content and language, from kids to adults.
Movies introduce us to some newbies that are good at acting, not forgetting our favorite celebrities that have consistently secured a seat at the table of acting and brought so much joy and entertainment to our living rooms.
Speaking of celebrities, Jamie Gertz, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, and Adam Sandler have one thing in common – they are all super-rich and can afford a yacht or private jet with a click of a finger! And why is this? Well, these actors have made money from some of the biggest movies the world has ever seen.
What are the top 10 grossing movies of all time?
Which are your favorite movies? Perhaps you know a few movie fun facts about when they were released, how many episodes they have, and which actors earn more money. Yes, just like sports lovers know their way around in the fields, movie fans also keep up with the task.
Where there are movies, best believe there are huge money talks. Some movies manage to make a few thousand dollars in revenue; some break records and make millions. This means that actors, directors, and other crew members smile all the way to the bank.
Let’s take a look at which grossing movies have been able to hit these staggering numbers?
Avatar premiered in 2009 and earned $2,802,000,000. Critics expected this movie to flop, but guess what? This movie has held the number one position for over 10 years! Avatar was produced, directed, and written by the brilliant James Cameron. With a budget of $237 million, James produced this sci-fi action-packed thriller with advanced heavy special effects.
2. Avengers: Endgame
The original script of this movie was kept top-secret and its fake movie scripts were given to some actors. This helped protect the storyline resulting in massive box office ticket sales. It became the first to gross $1 billion on its opening weekend.
Avengers: Endgame, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo was released in 2019 and grossed a whopping $2,789,679,794. This was from a budget of $356 million! This makes it to our list as the second-highest-grossing movie.
James Cameron comes back again with the third highest-grossing movie- Titanic. This is another classic that he produced, directed, and edited. It was filmed with a budget of $200 million and grossed $2,471,754,307! This movie was a great success that even surprised the movie critics. This film dominated the box office for weeks and was given the Best Picture award.
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in 2015 and got a more positive reception among fans compared to its precursor. Fans of sci-fi movies thronged theaters following its release to gross $2,068,455,919! To take the number four position in our list. This was a great success for the directors Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.
Kathleen influenced the film’s direction that saw a woman as the new trilogy’s lead. She would have been known as Kira but as the secret got out, they changed the name to Rey. Hollywood and their secrets, right?
5. Avengers: Infinity War
Did the movie producers kill Loki at the start of the movie? The Avengers Infinity War made its fans glued on their screens throughout the movie to see whether Loki was alive. Released in 2018, this film takes the fifth position of the highest-grossing movies with $2,048,359,754.
This superhero film directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo received much praise for its visual effects, action, and the emotions it elicited.
6. Jurassic World
Do you know the rights to the book Jurassic World were bought in 1990 even before it was published? This just shows how excited Steven Spielberg was about this film. The film’s trailer has over 91 million views on YouTube! The trailer made fans to flock the movie theatres to see this film. Released in 2015, it has received positive reviews from critics. It grossed $1,670,516,444 with a budget of $150 million to make it the sixth highest-grossing movie.
This movie is the first in the Jurassic World sequel and was written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Derek Connolly. This movie is also the highest-grossing film from the Jurassic franchise.
7. The Lion King (2019)
The film animators had to rewrite a computer program for two years. This helped govern the movements of the animals during the 2-minute stampede. The efforts paid off as it makes it to the countdown as the seventh highest-grossing movie with $1,657,870,986.
This movie was released in 2019 and was directed by Jon Favreau. Critics however felt that the movie borrowed heavily from the original release.
8. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Did you expect to see the Ant-man and the Wasp in this movie? Rumour has it that Ant-man has its own film lined up, and a lot was going on to include the Wasp. This did not make this movie less of a success.
This film is another highest-grossing movie with $1,518,815,515 in box office ticket sales. This film directed by Joss Whedon becomes the eighth on the list of highest-grossing movies
9. Furious 7 (2015)
This action thriller film is a sequel to fast and furious 6 that was released in 2013. It was directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan. This film was a success as it became the ninth highest-grossing movie with $1,515,255,622.
What happens when an actor dies during movie production? The death of Paul walker had Fast and Furious fans devasted and didn’t know what would be of their beloved film. Paul’s brothers Caleb and Cody Walker acted the remaining parts of Fast and Furious 7.
10. Frozen II (2019)
Animators go to great lengths to bring you the exact effect that the human brain expects. This is why frozen II animators visited the equestrian center. They had to learn to create an accurate movement of Nokk. The accuracy paid off as this movie became the tenth highest-grossing with 1,450,026,933 in Box Office ticket sales. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck directed this animated musical fantasy film. It was well-received by film critics and won two awards.
Did your movie make it to the top ten countdowns of the highest-grossing movies? We are keeping an eye on new film releases to see if there will be a change in the line-up