Artistic aspirations and cinematic innovations may be the driving force behind many Hollywood films, but at the end of the day, the industry is driven by profit – much more so than international cinema. Yet at the end of the day, the industry is driven by profit, much more so than international cinema. As a result, Hollywood has led the world in producing high-earning, high-appeal blockbusters.
Movies today make more money than ever before. It is not uncommon for blockbuster films to now gross over $100 million at the domestic box office. Some films have grossed nearly $1 billion. 2018 has already delivered two major box office winners with “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther,” which had the most successful opening weekend ever at the domestic box office.
24/7 Wall St. has identified the top 100 grossing movies of all time based on domestic box office data provided by movie business site The Numbers. All dollar amounts have been adjusted for inflation to provide a fairer comparison.