Special Report

Highest-Grossing R-Rated Movies of All Time

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

15. Wedding Crashers (2005)
> Domestic ticket sales, inflation-adjusted: $299,303,023
> Genre: Comedy
> Director: David Dobkin

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, a latter-day Hope and Crosby, play two divorce mediators whose passion is crashing weddings. But they get more than they bargained for when they walk in on the wedding of the daughter of a presidential hopeful played by Christopher Walken. Rachel McAdams and Isla Fisher are the girls they meet at the event, and Bradley Cooper makes an early-career appearance in the movie.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

14. The Matrix (1999)
> Domestic ticket sales, inflation-adjusted: $309,367,006
> Genre: Action / science fiction
> Director: Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski

The Wachowskis’ mind-bending sci-fi actioner, which challenges reality, won four Oscars. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss, “The Matrix” pioneered so-called “bullet-time” action sequences, inspired by Asian martial arts movies.

Source: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

13. Jerry Maguire (1996)
> Domestic ticket sales, inflation-adjusted: $313,973,409
> Genre: Romantic comedy
> Director: Cameron Crowe

This often-quoted rom-com stars Tom Cruise as an arrogant sports agent with a conscience who starts his own management firm and is joined by a single mom played by Renée Zellweger. Cuba Gooding Jr. is their lone client in the role that won him an Academy Award.

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Distribution

12. Gladiator (2000)
> Domestic ticket sales, inflation-adjusted: $319,219,062
> Genre: Action / historical
> Director: Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s epic stars Russell Crowe in his Oscar-winning role as the Roman general Maximus, whose family is killed by Roman soldiers under orders from corrupt Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). Maximus is forced into slavery and becomes a gladiator consumed by revenge.

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

11. Deadpool 2 (2018)
> Domestic ticket sales, inflation-adjusted: $326,729,117
> Genre: Action / superhero
> Director: David Leitch

Ryan Reynolds returned as the loopy, flawed superhero in a gory parody of the genre. In the sequel, Deadpool recruits mutant allies to protect a teen mutant from a genetically modified soldier from the future.

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