Special Report

The Top Grossing Films of All Time

Finding Nemo
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24. Finding Nemo
Total sales:
$380.8 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $492.8 million
Year released: 2003
Studio: Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures
Parent corporation: Walt Disney Co.

The product of a collaboration between Disney and Pixar, “Finding Nemo” attracted moviegoers young and old in 2003. By the time it left theaters, the animated feature had racked up $380.8 million in ticket sales.

23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Total sales:
$381.0 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $403.3 million
Year released: 2011
Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Parent corporation: Time Warner

The final installment of the “Harry Potter” film series is the only one to rank among the highest-grossing films of all time. “The Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is an adaptation of the second half of the eponymous novel by J.K. Rowling.

22. Frozen
Total sales:
$400.7 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $409.6 million
Year released: 2013
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Parent corporation: Walt Disney Co.

“Frozen” is the most recent top-grossing animated film to come out of Disney’s studios. Ticket sales topped $400 million.

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen
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21. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Total sales:
$402.1 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $446.3 million
Year released: 2009
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Parent corporation: Viacom

One of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time, “Transformers” began as a line of toys. The brand expanded — becoming a comic book, an animated television series, and eventually, a top-grossing movie series.