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List of best-selling films in the United States

This list of best-selling films in the United States is a list of the best-selling home video film titles sold in the United States. This list does not include digital purchases or video rentals.

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Best-selling filmsEdit

This is a list of the best-selling film titles sold in the United States across all home video formats, including VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc (BD).

Title Video release All formats VHS DVD Blu-ray Revenue (est.)
The Lion King 1995 47,500,000 32,000,000[1] 11,900,000 [2] 3,680,000[3] $852,000,000[4][2][3]
Finding Nemo 2003 40,600,000 520,000[5] 38,800,000[2] 1,320,000[6] $801,400,000[5][2][6]
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1994 35,000,000 27,000,000[7] 5,070,000[8] 2,960,000[3] $598,000,000[9][8][3]
Beauty and the Beast 1992 34,000,000 22,000,000[10] 7,500,000[11] 4,500,000[3] $554,000,000[12][11][3]
Titanic 1998 30,300,000 25,000,000[13] 4,900,000[14][15] 390,000[16] $655,000,000[17][18][16]
Aladdin 1993 29,600,000 25,000,000[19] 2,820,000[20] 1,810,000[21] $748,000,000[22][23][21]
Avatar 2010 26,500,000 N/A 19,000,000[7] 7,450,000[3] $399,000,000[24][3]
Spider-Man 2002 26,000,000 6,500,000[25] 19,500,000[25] 16,000[26] $727,000,000[25][26]
The Little Mermaid 1990 25,900,000 10,000,000[27] 13,400,000[28] 2,470,000[28] $565,000,000[29][28]
Cinderella 1988 25,800,000 17,000,000[10] 7,280,000[30] 1,470,000[30] $293,000,000[30]
Shrek 2001 25,300,000 15,400,000[1] 9,900,000[2] N/A $450,000,000[1][2]
Toy Story 1996 25,200,000 19,500,000[12] 4,920,000[31] 730,000[31] $401,000,000[12][31]
Independence Day 1996 24,300,000 22,000,000[13] 1,960,000[32][33] 384,000[33] $588,000,000[34][32][33]
Cars 2006 23,400,000 N/A 23,100,000[35] 320,000[35] $334,000,000[35]
Jurassic Park 1994 23,000,000 21,000,000[13] 1,480,000[36] 520,000[37] $345,000,000[38][36][37]
The Dark Knight 2008 21,800,000 N/A 19,200,000[39] 2,620,000[3] $317,000,000[39][3]
Frozen 2014 21,200,000 N/A 13,600,000[40] 7,590,000[3] $395,000,000[40][3]
One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1992 21,100,000 15,900,000[27] 4,580,000[41] 590,000[42] $264,000,000[43][41][42]
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2001 20,800,000 12,800,000[1] 7,390,000[44] 650,000[45] $337,000,000[1][44][45]
Shrek 2 2004 20,700,000 2,000,000[46] 18,710,000[46][47] N/A $348,000,000[46][47]

Best-selling films by formatEdit

VHSEdit

This is a list of the best-selling VHS titles in the United States.

Title VHS release Sales Revenue (est.) Revenue (est. inflation)
The Lion King 1995 32,000,000[1] $520,000,000[4] $855,000,000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1994 27,000,000[7] $430,000,000[9] $727,000,000
Aladdin 1993 25,000,000[19] $625,000,000[22] $1,080,000,000
Titanic 1998 25,000,000[13] $500,000,000[17] $769,000,000
Beauty and the Beast 1992 22,000,000[10] $318,000,000[12] $568,000,000
Independence Day 1996 22,000,000[13] $550,000,000[34] $879,000,000
Jurassic Park 1994 21,000,000[13] $315,000,000[38] $503,000,000
Toy Story 1996 19,500,000[12] $290,000,000[12] $463,000,000
Pocahontas 1996 17,100,000[12] $216,000,000[12] $345,000,000
Cinderella 1988 17,000,000[10] $108,000,000[30] $229,000,000
Toy Story 2 2000 16,600,000[1] $290,000,000[1] $436,000,000
One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1992 15,900,000[27] $150,000,000[43] $268,000,000
Shrek 2001 15,400,000[1] $254,000,000[1] $359,000,000
The Return of Jafar 1994 15,000,000[48] $345,000,000[49] $583,000,000
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1987 15,000,000[50] $300,000,000[13] $662,000,000
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride 1998 15,000,000[51] $300,000,000[52] $461,000,000
Fantasia 1991 14,200,000[43] $209,000,000[12] $384,000,000
Pinocchio 1993 13,400,000[27] $335,000,000[53] $566,000,000
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2001 12,800,000[1] $206,000,000[1] $291,000,000
Home Alone 1991 11,000,000[27] $275,000,000[54] $506,000,000
Bambi 1989 10,600,000[43] $168,000,000[55] $340,000,000
Tarzan 2000 10,500,000[1] $210,000,000[1] $316,000,000
Batman 1989 10,500,000[27] $190,000,000[13] $384,000,000
Aladdin and the King of Thieves 1996 10,300,000[12] $257,000,000[56] $411,000,000
The Little Mermaid 1990 10,000,000[27] $270,000,000[29] $431,000,000

DVDEdit

This is a list of the best-selling DVD titles in the United States.

Title DVD release Sales Revenue Source(s)
Finding Nemo 2003 38,800,000 $677,000,000 [2]
Cars 2006 23,100,000 $326,000,000 [35]
Spider-Man 2002 19,500,000 $565,000,000 [25]
The Dark Knight 2008 19,200,000 $283,000,000 [39]
Avatar 2010 19,000,000 $235,000,000 [7][24]
Shrek 2 2004 18,200,000 $316,000,000 [2]
Transformers 2007 17,000,000 $295,000,000 [57]
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 16,600,000 $316,000,000 [2]
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 16,500,000 $318,000,000 [58]
The Incredibles 2005 15,600,000 $285,000,000 [2]
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 15,500,000 $314,000,000 [59]
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 15,100,000 $269,000,000 [2]
Despicable Me 2010 15,100,000 $202,000,000 [60]
The Matrix 1999 15,000,000 $375,000,000 [61][62]
Ratatouille 2007 15,000,000 $189,000,000 [63]
The Polar Express 2005 14,800,000 $223,000,000 [2]
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2003 14,700,000 $280,000,000 [2]
Up 2009 13,800,000 $232,000,000 [64]
Frozen 2014 13,600,000 $234,000,000 [40]
Twilight 2009 13,500,000 $238,000,000 [65]
300 2007 13,400,000 $277,000,000 [66]
The Little Mermaid 2006 13,400,000 $218,000,000 [28]
Happy Feet 2007 13,100,000 $207,000,000 [67]
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2004 12,500,000 $257,000,000 [2]
WALL-E 2008 12,500,000 $204,000,000 [68]
Monsters, Inc. 2002 12,300,000 $215,000,000 [2]
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2006 12,200,000 $447,000,000 [69]
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2002 12,000,000 $257,000,000 [2]
The Lion King 2003 11,900,000 $220,000,000 [2]
Madagascar 2005 11,900,000 $213,000,000 [2]
Shrek the Third 2007 11,800,000 $177,000,000 [70]
Spider-Man 2 2004 11,600,000 $174,000,000 [71]
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 11,500,000 $254,000,000 [72]
The Hangover 2009 11,500,000 $200,000,000 [73]
The Jungle Book 2007 11,300,000 $281,000,000 [74]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2006 11,100,000 $542,000,000 [75]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 11,000,000 $222,000,000 [76]
Toy Story 3 2010 10,800,000 $192,000,000 [77]
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 10,800,000 $181,000,000 [78]
Iron Man 2008 10,700,000 $182,000,000 [79]
The Passion of the Christ 2004 10,500,000 $189,000,000 [2]
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 10,400,000 $204,000,000 [80]

Blu-rayEdit

This is a list of the best-selling Blu-ray Disc (BD) titles in the United States.

Rank[3] Title BD release Sales Revenue
1 Frozen 2014 7,590,000 $161,000,000
2 Avatar 2010 7,450,000 $164,000,000
3 Despicable Me 2 2013 5,940,000 $115,000,000
4 Beauty and the Beast 2010 4,500,000 $102,000,000
5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2016 5,920,000 $152,000,000
6 The Avengers 2012 5,260,000 $120,000,000
7 Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy 2004 4,336,413 $257,128,953
8 Jurassic World 2015 4,315,469 $96,753,967
9 Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 3,950,000 $83,000,000
10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2009 3,993,495 $100,639,067

LaserDiscEdit

This is a list of the best-selling LaserDisc (LD) titles in the United States.

Title LD release Sales Source(s)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1993 350,000 [81]
The Lion King 1995 150,000 [12]
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1994 100,000
True Lies 1995 100,000 [81]

UMDEdit

This is a list of the best-selling films on Sony's proprietary Universal Media Disc (UMD) format for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) platform in the United States.

Title UMD release Sales Source(s)
Spider-Man 2 2005 1,000,000 [82]
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children 2005 470,000 [83][84]

Best-selling films by yearEdit

This is a list of the best-selling video titles sold on DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc in the United States by year.

2006Edit

Rank[85] Title Sales Revenue
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 14,476,924 $274,307,204
2 Cars 13,198,050 $208,489,867
3 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 11,541,429 $332,737,406
4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 10,506,129 $207,907,139
5 Wedding Crashers 8,426,280 $138,091,895
6 King Kong 7,593,120 $140,091,801
7 Over the Hedge 7,571,037 $120,893,405
8 Ice Age: The Meltdown 7,323,372 $119,646,977
9 Walk the Line 7,099,384 $120,356,749
10 The Little Mermaid 6,873,207 $105,855,230

2007Edit

Rank[86] Title Sales Revenue
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 13,699,490 $279,046,391
2 Transformers 13,251,378 $251,422,293
3 Happy Feet 12,225,634 $196,875,349
4 300 12,110,490 $243,204,618
5 Ratatouille 11,233,232 $169,016,024
6 Shrek the Third 10,889,584 $162,691,569
7 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 9,905,305 $200,157,478
8 Night at the Museum 8,585,495 $145,161,282
9 The Brave One 7,458,254 $138,809,474
10 Spider-Man 3 6,845,349 $114,754,483

2008Edit

Rank[87] Title Sales Revenue
1 The Dark Knight 10,944,319 $191,678,575
2 Iron Man 8,400,343 $151,418,634
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks 7,559,643 $127,641,260
4 Kung Fu Panda 7,486,642 $115,040,292
5 WALL-E 7,413,548 $117,131,222
6 I am Legend 7,043,136 $126,160,041
7 National Treasure: Book of Secrets 5,863,257 $92,955,147
8 Enchanted 5,322,631 $86,315,101
9 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 5,314,370 $103,340,817
10 Bee Movie 4,712,821 $75,473,010

2009Edit

Rank[88] Title Sales Revenue
1 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 11,154,737 $251,247,838
2 Twilight 10,405,491 $198,416,222
3 Up 10,160,995 $199,248,148
4 Star Trek 8,717,856 $142,561,921
5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 8,547,218 $118,628,758
6 The Hangover 8,068,523 $148,835,183
7 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 7,789,128 $107,713,190
8 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 5,646,233 $101,074,698
9 Monsters vs. Aliens 5,430,970 $99,548,530
10 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 5,229,856 $90,338,613

2010Edit

Rank[89] Title Sales Revenue
1 Avatar 15,984,303 $308,421,543
2 Toy Story 3 10,967,197 $209,605,460
3 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 8,564,722 $186,703,432
4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 8,209,155 $154,745,017
5 The Blind Side 7,925,127 $113,533,863
6 Iron Man 2 6,931,591 $157,661,923
7 Despicable Me 6,675,913 $127,226,540
8 How to Train Your Dragon 6,255,514 $136,006,186
9 Alice in Wonderland 5,229,486 $101,783,950
10 Inception 5,204,776 $104,473,794

2011Edit

Rank[90] Title Sales Revenue
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 9,918,642 $143,167,689
2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 8,137,963 $128,580,195
3 Tangled 8,096,773 $144,241,933
4 Cars 2 5,838,012 $107,894,962
5 Transformers: Dark of the Moon 4,742,541 $89,875,729
6 Bridesmaids 4,738,083 $72,368,721
7 Rio 4,728,294 $76,558,227
8 Megamind 4,073,992 $63,076,062
9 The Help 3,836,404 $73,441,093
10 The Hangover Part II 5,204,776 $104,473,794

2012Edit

Rank[91] Title Sales Revenue
1 The Hunger Games 10,260,319 $180,306,529
2 The Avengers 9,380,157 $190,683,937
3 Brave 8,031,037 $145,230,978
4 The Dark Knight Rises 7,681,848 $124,340,808
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 7,025,392 $132,531,680
6 The Lorax 6,386,831 $107,251,718
7 Ted 5,327,684 $101,882,232
8 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 5,090,104 $77,689,629
9 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 3,965,694 $65,665,489
10 Puss in Boots 3,635,289 $65,695,382

2013Edit

Rank[92] Title Sales Revenue
1 Despicable Me 2 9,256,658 $170,985,093
2 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 6,330,303 $95,048,591
3 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 6,243,460 $98,989,683
4 Monsters University 5,492,411 $111,012,114
5 Skyfall 5,158,688 $95,600,230
6 Fast & Furious 6 5,067,428 $103,474,129
7 Wreck-It Ralph 4,775,100 $112,300,386
8 Man of Steel 4,548,095 $90,507,424
9 Hotel Transylvania 3,828,329 $77,045,672
10 Taken 2 3,589,443 $61,043,038

2014Edit

Rank[93] Title Sales Revenue
1 Frozen 18,146,499 $335,295,426
2 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 6,223,060 $110,892,615
3 Guardians of the Galaxy 5,300,895 $95,542,781
4 The Lego Movie 4,864,495 $105,187,209
5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 4,666,637 $95,121,267
6 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3,661,804 $62,111,911
7 Maleficent 3,652,429 $66,967,622
8 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3,644,860 $79,849,311
9 Transformers: Age of Extinction 3,587,127 $57,979,925
10 Thor: The Dark World 3,424,818 $63,725,360

2015Edit

Rank[94] Title Sales Revenue
1 Jurassic World 5,830,947 $116,230,988
2 Inside Out 5,281,960 $95,451,757
3 Minions 5,241,405 $94,062,288
4 Big Hero 6 5,058,550 $96,750,237
5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 4,533,392 $73,036,788
6 American Sniper 4,299,577 $73,823,666
7 Furious 7 4,188,485 $66,411,157
8 Avengers: Age of Ultron 3,671,021 $68,150,184
9 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 3,394,509 $70,269,361
10 Home 3,369,212 $59,815,243

2016Edit

Rank[95] Title Sales Revenue
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 7,433,275 $174,271,258
2 Finding Dory 5,479,887 $91,542,276
3 Zootopia 4,783,887 $96,827,503
4 Deadpool 4,756,364 $84,593,757
5 Captain America: Civil War 3,903,614 $73,300,722
6 The Secret Life of Pets 3,564,882 $78,158,675
7 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 3,548,159 $73,864,026
8 The Good Dinosaur 3,065,028 $58,193,536
9 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 2,831,212 $49,456,053
10 Suicide Squad 2,501,924 $63,717,229

2017Edit

Rank[96] Title Sales Revenue
1 Moana 4,394,672 $116,286,634
2 Beauty and the Beast 4,255,929 $85,131,977
3 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3,985,851 $81,081,110
4 Wonder Woman 3,850,584 $93,095,921
5 Trolls 3,530,413 $73,822,484
6 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3,342,461 $64,933,483
7 Sing 3,298,699 $62,868,456
8 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2,780,803 $57,143,378
9 Spider-Man: Homecoming 2,612,740 $57,143,378
10 Logan 2,284,265 $46,549,464

2018Edit

Rank[97] Title Sales Revenue
1 Black Panther 4,491,947 $91,442,758
2 The Greatest Showman 4,382,399 $66,902,034
3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4,056,387 $87,221,669
4 Coco 3,773,022 $72,832,051
5 Avengers: Infinity War 3,741,298 $112,828,246
6 Incredibles 2 3,370,994 $66,651,533
7 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 3,350,043 $65,038,272
8 Deadpool 2 3,345,571 $58,730,229
9 Thor: Ragnarok 3,216,969 $67,412,970
10 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 3,035,911 $59,335,071

Best-selling film series (VHS)Edit

Series VHS debut Sales Revenue (est.)
Aladdin 1993 50,300,000[19][48][12] $1,230,000,000[22][49][56]
The Lion King 1995 47,000,000[1][51] $820,000,000[4][52]
The Land Before Time 1989 45,000,000[51] $1,000,000,000[98]
Toy Story 1996 36,100,000[12][1] $580,000,000[12][1]
Star Wars Trilogy 1982 35,000,000[99] $873,000,000[100]

See alsoEdit

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