All-Time Domestic Blockbusters


The table below lists the 50 top-grossing motion pictures at the domestic box office in nominal U.S. dollars. All lifetime totals are for dollar amounts in their respective years of release and do not account for increases in ticket prices over time. Re-release grosses are included in the figures. The month of release, domestic distributor, and domestic gross are listed for each title.

(as of November 9, 2014)

# Title Release Dom. Dist. Gross ($M)
1 Avatar + SE (incl. 3D & Imax) Dec 2009 Fox 760.5
2 Titanic ($600.8M + 2012 3D) Dec 1997 Paramount 658.6
3 The Avengers (incl. 3D & Imax) May 2012 Disney 623.4
4 The Dark Knight (incl. Imax) Jul 2008 Warner Bros. 533.3
5 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ($431.1M + 2012 3D) May 1999 Fox 474.5
6 Star Wars ($322.7M + $138.3M from 1997 SE) May 1977 Fox 461.0
7 The Dark Knight Rises (incl. Imax) Jul 2012 Warner Bros. 448.1
8 Shrek 2 May 2004 DreamWorks 436.7
9 E.T. : The Extra Terrestrial ($399.8M + 2002 SE) Jun 1982 Universal 435.0
10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (incl. Imax) Nov 2013 Lionsgate 424.7
11 Pirates of the Caribbean: DMC Jul 2006 Buena Vista 423.3
12 The Lion King (incl. 2003 Imax & 2011 3D) Jun 1994 Buena Vista 422.8
13 Toy Story 3 (incl. 3D & Imax) Jun 2010 Buena Vista 415.0
14 Iron Man 3 (incl. 3D & Imax) May 2013 Disney 409.0
15 The Hunger Games (incl. Imax) Mar 2012 Lionsgate 408.0
16 Spider-Man May 2002 Sony 403.7
17 Jurassic Park ($357.1M + 2013 3D) Jun 1993 Universal 402.4
18 Transformers: ROTF (incl. Imax) June 2009 Paramount 402.1
19 Frozen (incl. 3D) Nov 2013 Disney 400.7
20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (incl. 3D & Imax) Jul 2011 Warner Bros. 381.0
21 Finding Nemo ($339.7M + 2012 3D) May 2003 Buena Vista 380.8
22 Star Wars Episode III: ROTS May 2005 Fox 380.3
23 LOTR: The Return of the King Dec 2003 New Line 377.0
24 Spider-Man 2 (incl. Imax) Jul 2004 Sony 373.4
25 The Passion of the Christ Feb 2004 NewMarket 370.3
26 Despicable Me 2 (incl. 3D) July 2013 Universal 368.1
27 Transformers: DOTM (incl. 3D & Imax) Jun 2011 Paramount 352.4
28 LOTR: The Two Towers (incl. 2003 reissue) Dec 2002 New Line 340.7
29 Spider-Man 3 May 2007 Sony 336.5
30 Alice in Wonderland (incl. 3D & Imax) Mar 2010 Buena Vista 334.2
31 Guardians of the Galaxy (incl. 3D & Imax) Aug 2014 Disney 330.0
32 Forrest Gump Jul 1994 Paramount 329.7
33 Shrek the Third May 2007 Paramount 321.0
34 Transformers (incl. Imax) Jul 2007 Paramount 319.1
35 Iron Man May 2008 Paramount 318.3
36 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nov 2001 Warner Bros. 317.6
37 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 2008 Paramount 317.0
38 LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (incl. 2003 reissue) Dec 2001 New Line 314.2
39 Iron Man 2 (incl. Imax) May 2010 Paramount 312.1
40 Star Wars Episode II: AOTC (incl. 2002 Imax) May 2002 Fox 310.7
41 Pirates of the Caribbean: AWE May 2007 Buena Vista 309.4
42 Return of the Jedi ($263.7M + $45.4M SE) May 1983 Fox 309.1
43 Independence Day Jul 1996 Fox 306.2
44 Pirates of the Caribbean Jul 2003 Buena Vista 305.4
45 Skyfall (incl. Imax) Nov 2012 Sony 304.4
46 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (incl. 3D & Imax) Dec 2012 Warner Bros. 303.0
47 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (incl. Imax) Jul 2009 Warner Bros. 302.0
48 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (incl. Imax) Jun 2010 Summit 300.5
49 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Nov 2009 Summit 296.6
50 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (incl. Imax) Nov 2010 Warner Bros. 295.0

(still in release)



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