Special Report

25 Highest Grossing Films of All Time

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

25. The Godfather (1972)
> Total adjusted gross: $712.7 million
> Unadjusted gross: $135.0 million
> Studio: Paramount Pictures

“The Godfather” is considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made. According to a 1972 article in the Los Angeles Times, the film’s profits were so high upon its release that earnings for Paramount Pictures’ parent company, Gulf & Western Industries, Inc., soared from 77 cents to $3.30 a share for the year.

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

24. Jurassic World (2015)
> Total adjusted gross: $713.8 million
> Unadjusted gross: $652.3 million
> Studio: Universal

“Jurassic World” is the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise and the second highest grossing of the four. The movie was the first film to ever gross more than $500 million in its opening weekend.

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

23. Fantasia (1940)
> Total adjusted gross: $749.9 million
> Unadjusted gross: $76.4 million
> Studio: Walt Disney Productions

Walt Disney Productions’ “Fantasia” was first released in 1940. The film has been re-released to theaters multiple times both in the U.S. and internationally since then, most recently in late 2015, leading to its exceptional box office gross.

Source: Courtesy of Embassy Pictures

22. The Graduate (1967)
> Total adjusted gross: $772.8 million
> Unadjusted gross: $104.9 million
> Studio: Embassy Pictures

This highly influential film was a massive hit upon its release. It has come to represent the rebellious mindset of 1960s American youth.

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

21. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
> Total adjusted gross: $799.5 million
> Unadjusted gross: $248.2 million
> Studio: Paramount Pictures

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is the first entry in the Indiana Jones franchise and one of Steven Spielberg’s best-known works, based on online popularity. The film was a huge financial success upon release, having reportedly cost only $18 million to make.

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