10 Highest Grossing Films of All Time
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.
Disney’s animated film, Frozen, beat out Toy Story 3 to become the highest grossing animated film of all time, with a profit of $1.2 billion worldwide. We loved it too, but on behalf of all the parents who are sick of listening to the soundtrack in their mini-vans over and over, we’re gonna say it’s time to “Let it Go”.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2011)
Everyone’s favourite boy wizard earned a whopping $1.3 billion dollars with the final installment of the hit franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two. Nobody seemed to mind coughing up twice as much money to see two movies that could have easily been made into one… okay, maybe we minded a bit.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The second film in The Avengers series, Age of Ultron brought back the Marvel superheroes Captain America, Tony Stark, the Hulk, Thor, Hawk-Eye and Black Widow who teamed up to make more than $1.3 billion worldwide in 2015. We wonder how much of that money was from people seeing it twice for more Scar-Jo.
Furious 7 (2015)
Featuring the late Paul Walker in his final film appearance, Furious 7 left much of its competition in the dust when it turned a profit of more than $1.5 billion worldwide in 2015. Despite the tragic passing of Walker since the movie’s completion, an eighth sequel has been confirmed by his co-star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who says it’s going to be “the best movie you’ve ever seen.”