Top Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time (Part 2)

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In 2010, "Toy Story 3" earned more than $600 million worldwide. With $200 million investment, it became the highest-grossing movie of that year. However, can this film enter the list of the most profitable movies of all time, based on worldwide box office receipts? Here are blockbusters with their astounding performance at the box office.

 

"Jaws" (1975)


"Jaws" (1975), Steven Spielberg’s fifth film, made a big change from his four prior movies. To date, the film has earned more than $470 million. “Jaw” depicts a shark’s region of terror. It is considered as one of the first ‘high concept’ films and the greatest films of all time.


Budget:  $36 million (inflation-adjusted)  Gross revenue: $471 million

Budget: $36 million (inflation-adjusted)

Gross revenue: $471 million

 

"Star Wars" (1977)


Despite trouble when getting made as the 20th Century Fox gave it a modest budget, the film grossed high revenue. To date, it has earned more than $775 million worldwide, over nineteen times on its investments.


Budget: $40 million (inflation-adjusted)  Gross Revenue: $775 million

Budget: $40 million (inflation-adjusted)

Gross Revenue: $775 million

 

"Pretty Woman" (1990)


The audience might love “Pretty Woman” (1990) for the romantic chemistry between the prostitute and Richard Gere who hires her to serve as his date for many social events and business. The film was originally intended to be a dark drama but then reconceptualized into a romantic comedy. As a classic romantic comedy, “Pretty Woman” grossed over $463 million, a return of over twenty times its budget. It became one of the highest grossing films in 1990.


Budget: $23 million (inflation-adjusted)  Gross revenue: $463 million

Budget: $23 million (inflation-adjusted)

Gross revenue: $463 million

 

 

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003)


"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) was the most profitable of the Lord of the Ring trilogy. The movie grossed over ten times its budget. Notably, it is the only fantasy film winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in history.


Budget: $111 million (inflation-adjusted)  Gross revenue: $1.1 billion

Budget: $111 million (inflation-adjusted)

Gross revenue: $1.1 billion

 

"The Hangover" (2009)


“The Hangover” (2009) was a critical and commercial success. The film was intended to serve as comedic counter-programming and given a modest budget. However, the comedy hit the summer, grossing more than $467 million. It became the tenth highest-grossing film of 2009. It received multiple awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy.


Budget: $36 million (inflation-adjusted)  Gross revenue: $467 million

Budget: $36 million (inflation-adjusted)

Gross revenue: $467 million

 

 

"The Passion of the Christ" (2004)


In its initial theatrical release, "The Passion of the Christ" became the highest grossing non-English language film of all time, earning over $600 million.


The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Budget: $35 million (inflation-adjusted) 

Gross Revenue: $612 million

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/01/25