Top 50 Highest Grossing Films

With a worldwide box-office gross of over $2.7 billion, Avatar is often proclaimed to be the "highest-grossing" film, but such claims usually refer to theatrical revenues only and do not take into account home video and television income, which can form a significant portion of a film's earnings. Once revenue from home entertainment is factored in it is not immediately clear which film is the most successful. Titanic earned $1.2 billion from video and DVD sales and rentals,[1] in addition to the $2.2 billion it grossed in theaters. While complete sales data are not available for Avatar, it earned $345 million from the sale of sixteen million DVD and Blu-ray units in North America,[2] and ultimately sold a total of thirty million DVD and Blu-ray units worldwide.[3] After home video income is accounted for, both films have earned over $3 billion. Television broadcast rights will also substantially add to a film's earnings, with a film often earning as much as 20–25% of its theatrical box-office for a couple of television runs on top of pay-per-view revenues;[4] Titanic earned a further $55 million from the NBC and HBO broadcast rights,[1] equating to about 9% of its North American gross.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3
2010-06-16 Lee Unkrich
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code
2006-05-17 Ron Howard
Up
Up
2009-05-13 Pete Docter Bob Peterson
Titanic
Titanic
1997-11-18 James Cameron
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Ice Age: Continental Drift
2012-06-26 Steve Martino Mike Thurmeier
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2006-06-20 Gore Verbinski
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
2010-03-03 Tim Burton
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
2009-03-15 Chris Weitz
2012
2012
2009-10-10 Roland Emmerich
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
2011-07-07 David Yates
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
2010-10-17 David Yates
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises
2012-07-16 Christopher Nolan
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
2011-03-15 Bill Condon
Inception
Inception
2010-07-14 Christopher Nolan
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2011-05-11 Rob Marshall
Transformers
Transformers
2007-06-27 Michael Bay
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2002-11-13 Chris Columbus
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2001-11-16 Chris Columbus
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2007-05-19 Gore Verbinski
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded
2003-05-15 Lilly Wachowski Lana Wachowski
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1982-04-03 Steven Spielberg
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
1993-06-11 Steven Spielberg
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003-12-01 Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2002-12-18 Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001-12-18 Peter Jackson
The Lion King
The Lion King
1994-06-23 Rob Minkoff Roger Allers
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man
2012-06-27 Marc Webb
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2005-05-17 George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
1999-05-19 George Lucas
Star Wars
Star Wars
1977-03-20 George Lucas
Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo
2003-05-30 Andrew Stanton Lee Unkrich
Spider-Man
Spider-Man
2002-05-01 Sam Raimi
Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3
2007-05-01 Sam Raimi
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2
2004-06-25 Sam Raimi
Shrek Forever After
Shrek Forever After
2010-05-16 Mike Mitchell
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
2009-06-29 Carlos Saldanha
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2009-06-19 Michael Bay
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2009-07-07 David Yates
Shrek the Third
Shrek the Third
2007-05-17 Chris Miller Raman Hui
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2004-05-31 Alfonso CuarĂ³n
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight
2008-07-16 Christopher Nolan
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2008-05-21 Steven Spielberg
Shrek 2
Shrek 2
2004-05-19 Conrad Vernon Andrew Adamson Kelly Asbury
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2007-06-28 David Yates
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2005-11-05 Mike Newell
Independence Day
Independence Day
1996-06-25 Roland Emmerich
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2005-12-07 Andrew Adamson
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2011-06-28 Michael Bay
Avatar
Avatar
2009-12-10 James Cameron
The Avengers
The Avengers
2012-04-25 Joss Whedon