Special Report

The Top Grossing Films of All Time

Jurassic Park
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20. Jurassic Park
Total sales:
$402.5 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $663.3 million
Year released: 1993
Studio: Universal
Parent corporation: Comcast

Americans spent $402.5 million on tickets to see Steven Spielberg’s epic, “Jurassic Park.” A cultural phenomenon, the hit movie spawned several sequels and licensed its name to a myriad of merchandise, including video games, t-shirts, and toys.

Spider-Man (New Image)
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19. Spider-Man
Total sales:
$403.7 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $534.3 million
Year released: 2002
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Parent corporation: Sony Corporation

The oldest superhero blockbuster among the top-grossing movies, “Spider-Man” raked in $403.7 million in ticket sales nearly a decade and a half ago.

18. The Hunger Games
Total sales:
$408.0 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $423.2 million
Year released: 2012
Studio: Lionsgate
Parent corporation: Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation

“The Hunger Games” marked the beginning of a series of films based on the popular book trilogy by Suzanne Collins. To date, it is the second highest-grossing film in the series and the 18th highest-grossing film of all time.

Iron Man 3
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17. Iron Man 3
Total sales:
$409.0 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $418.1 million
Year released: 2013
Studio: Marvel Studios
Parent corporation: Walt Disney Co.

Robert Downey Jr. returned as Tony Stark once again, bringing in $409 million in ticket sales.

16. Toy Story 3
Total sales:
$415.0 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $453.2 million
Year released: 2010
Studio: Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures
Parent corporation: Walt Disney Co.

The most recent installment of the “Toy Story” series is also the highest grossing, bringing in $415 million in ticket sales. A fourth “Toy Story” feature is scheduled to be released in 2018.