They might not all be winning awards but these films captured our minds and made us open our wallets. Here are the top ten highest-grossing films of all time, all of which surpassed the $1 billion mark.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Even though its director is the butt of a lot of explosion jokes, Michael Bay is laughing all the way to the bank. Transformers: Dark of the Moon made an incredible $1.1 billion in 2011, even without its resident hottie, Megan Fox, who wasn’t invited back for the third film after making some disparaging remarks about Bay himself. She probably wished she’d kept her mouth shut, considering how much the film had made.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
We’d pay the price of a movie ticket just to watch the handsome and quick-witted Robert Downy Jr. read the phone book for 90 minutes, so it’s no wonder that Iron Man 3 brought home over $1.2 billion internationally. With numbers like that it’s safe to say that Downy Jr.’s fortune rivals that of his on-screen counterpart, Tony Stark. Maybe he’ll build his own suit and start fighting crime in real life! Swoon.