Special Report

The Highest-Grossing Movie Every Year Since 1930

Source: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures

1940: Pinocchio
> Domestic box office: $52.0 million (Inflation-adjusted: $2.3 billion)
> IMDb rating: 7.4 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 100%
> RT audience score: 73%
> Cast: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher
> Director: Bill Roberts
> Second highest grossing film: Gone With the Wind

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1941: Sergeant York
> Domestic box office: $16.4 million (Inflation-adjusted: $682.3 million)
> IMDb rating: 7.7 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 88%
> RT audience score: 87%
> Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
> Director: Howard Hawks
> Second highest grossing film: Gone With the Wind

Source: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures

1942: Bambi
> Domestic box office: $77.8 million (Inflation-adjusted: $2.9 billion)
> IMDb rating: 7.3 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 90%
> RT audience score: 73%
> Cast: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn
> Director: Paul Satterfield
> Second highest grossing film: Mrs. Miniver

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1943: For Whom the Bell Tolls
> Domestic box office: $17.8 million (Inflation-adjusted: $629.9 million)
> IMDb rating: 6.9 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 71%
> RT audience score: 70%
> Cast: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova
> Director: Sam Wood
> Second highest grossing film: The Song of Bernadette

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1944: Going My Way
> Domestic box office: $16.3 million (Inflation-adjusted: $567.1 million)
> IMDb rating: 7.0 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 81%
> RT audience score: 74%
> Cast: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown
> Director: Leo McCarey
> Second highest grossing film: Meet Me in St. Louis

Source: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures

1945: The Bells of St. Mary’s
> Domestic box office: $21.3 million (Inflation-adjusted: $724.6 million)
> IMDb rating: 7.3 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 85%
> RT audience score: 77%
> Cast: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan
> Director: Leo McCarey
> Second highest grossing film: Leave Her to Heaven

Source: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures

1946: Song of the South
> Domestic box office: $49.5 million (Inflation-adjusted: $1.6 billion)
> IMDb rating: 7.1 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 50%
> RT audience score: 72%
> Cast: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten
> Director: Harve Foster
> Second highest grossing film: Notorious

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1947: Forever Amber
> Domestic box office: $16.0 million (Inflation-adjusted: $437.9 million)
> IMDb rating: 6.6 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 0%
> RT audience score: 0%
> Cast: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders
> Director: Otto Preminger
> Second highest grossing film: Gone With the Wind

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1948: The Snake Pit
> Domestic box office: $10.0 million (Inflation-adjusted: $254.4 million)
> IMDb rating: 7.6 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 100%
> RT audience score: 83%
> Cast: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm
> Director: Anatole Litvak
> Second highest grossing film: Red River

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1949: Samson and Delilah
> Domestic box office: $28.8 million (Inflation-adjusted: $603.4 million)
> IMDb rating: 6.8 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 63%
> RT audience score: 59%
> Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury
> Director: Cecil B. DeMille
> Second highest grossing film: Pinky

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