Special Report

The Top Grossing Films of All Time

The Dark Knight Rises
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10. The Dark Knight Rises
Total sales:
$448.1 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $464.8 million
Year released: 2012
Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Parent corporation: Time Warner

American moviegoers shelled out a total $448.1 million to see Batman save Gotham City once again. “The Dark Knight Rises” brought in an additional $636.8 million in ticket sales overseas.

9. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Total sales:
$459.0 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $461.2 million
Year released: 2015
Studio: Marvel Studios
Parent corporation: Walt Disney Co.

Intertwining the story lines of multiple Marvel comic superheroes, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” drew in comic book and action movie fans, ultimately grossing $459 million at the box office.

Star Wars
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8. Star Wars
Total sales:
$461.0 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $1.8 billion
Year released: 1977
Studio: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Parent corporation: Fox Entertainment Group

George Lucas’s “Star Wars” was the first film in a series that would go on to become the most popular in the history of American cinema.

7. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Total sales:
$474.5 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $678.2 million
Year released: 1999
Studio: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Parent corporation: Fox Entertainment Group

“The Phantom Menace,” a prequel to the original “Star Wars” trilogy, hit theaters after the series took a more than decade and a half hiatus.

6. The Dark Knight
Total sales:
$534.9 million
Inflation-adjusted sales: $591.6 million
Year released: 2008
Studio: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Parent corporation: Time Warner

Christian Bale returned as Bruce Wayne for the second time in “The Dark Knight.” The film bought in more than a fifth of its total gross ticket sales in its opening weekend.