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List of highest-grossing films in the United States and Canada

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The following is a list of the highest-grossing films in the United States and Canada, a market known in the film industry as the North American box office and the domestic box office,[1][2] and where "gross" is defined in US dollars.

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Not adjusted for inflationEdit

This is a list of the highest-grossing films in the U.S. and Canada,[3] a market known in the film industry as the North American box office, or as the domestic box office within the U.S. itself.[1][2] The chart is ranked by lifetime gross, and for comparison, the figures adjusted for the effects of inflation are also listed, using the U.S. consumer price index;[4] a film's earnings from its initial release are also included to provide a basis for comparison between films released around the same time.

    Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 15 June 2018 in theaters around the world.
Rank Title Initial gross
(unadjusted)
Unadjusted Adjusted Year
Lifetime gross
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $936,662,225 $936,662,225 $967,038,327 2015
2 Avatar $749,766,139 $760,507,625 $867,301,893 2009
3 Black Panther   $699,615,354 $699,615,354 $699,615,354 2018
4 Avengers: Infinity War   $666,473,647 $666,473,647 $666,473,647 2018
5 Titanic $600,788,188 $659,363,944 $978,271,484 1997
6 Jurassic World $652,270,625 $652,270,625 $673,423,863 2015
7 The Avengers $623,357,910 $623,357,910 $664,469,354 2012
8 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $620,181,382 $620,181,382 $620,181,382 2017
9 The Dark Knight $533,345,358 $534,858,444 $607,829,532 2008
10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $532,177,324 $532,177,324 $542,655,580 2016
11 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165 $504,014,165 $504,014,165 2017
12 Finding Dory $486,295,561 $486,295,561 $495,870,432 2016
13 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace $431,088,301 $474,544,677 $679,607,130 1999
14 Star Wars $221,280,994* $460,998,007 $1,430,350,624 1977
15 Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868 $459,005,868 $473,891,500 2015
16 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099 $448,139,099 $477,694,584 2012
17 Shrek 2 $441,226,247 $441,226,247 $571,666,283 2004
18 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $359,197,037 $435,110,554 $1,051,290,628 1982
19 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $424,668,047 $424,668,047 $446,144,117 2013
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812 $423,315,812 $513,876,606 2006
21 The Lion King $312,855,561 $422,783,777 $640,421,427 1994
22 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880 $415,004,880 $465,732,624 2010
23 Wonder Woman $412,563,408 $412,563,408 $412,563,408 2017
24 Iron Man 3 $409,013,994 $409,013,994 $429,698,416 2013
25 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349 $408,084,349 $416,119,288 2016
26 The Hunger Games $408,010,692 $408,010,692 $434,919,645 2012
27 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle   $404,515,480 $404,515,480 $404,515,480 2017
28 Spider-Man $403,706,375 $403,706,375 $549,279,682 2002
29 Jurassic Park $357,067,947 $402,453,882 $652,582,729 1993
30 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870 $402,111,870 $458,683,216 2009
31 Frozen $400,738,009 $400,738,009 $421,003,903 2013
32 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $389,813,101 $389,813,101 $389,813,101 2017
33 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $381,011,219 $381,011,219 $414,490,607 2011
34 Finding Nemo $339,714,978 $380,843,261 $495,769,838 2003
35 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577 $380,270,577 $476,488,298 2005
36 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,027,325 $377,845,905 $502,456,888 2003
37 Spider-Man 2 $373,585,825 $373,585,825 $484,029,274 2004
38 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604 $370,782,930 $480,376,099 2004
39 The Secret Life of Pets $368,384,330 $368,384,330 $375,637,599 2016
40 Despicable Me 2 $368,061,265 $368,061,265 $386,674,649 2013
41 The Jungle Book $364,001,123 $364,001,123 $371,168,089 2016
42 Deadpool $363,070,709 $363,070,709 $370,219,356 2016
43 Inside Out $356,461,711 $356,461,711 $368,021,820 2015
44 Furious 7 $353,007,020 $353,007,020 $364,455,093 2015
45 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543 $352,390,543 $383,355,037 2011
46 American Sniper $350,126,372 $350,126,372 $361,938,338 2014
47 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $339,789,881 $342,551,365 $465,803,684 2002
48 Zootopia $341,268,248 $341,268,248 $347,987,617 2016
49 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $337,135,885 $337,135,885 $348,509,601 2014
50 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303 $336,530,303 $397,182,450 2007
51 Minions $336,045,770 $336,045,770 $346,943,787 2015
52 Spider-Man: Homecoming $334,201,140 $334,201,140 $334,201,140 2017
53 Alice in Wonderland $334,191,110 $334,191,110 $375,040,657 2010
54 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,176,600 $333,176,600 $344,416,744 2014
55 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $330,360,194 $330,360,194 $336,864,790 2016
56 Forrest Gump $329,694,499 $330,252,182 $544,935,129 1994
57 It $327,481,748 $327,481,748 $327,481,748 2017
58 Suicide Squad $325,100,054 $325,100,054 $331,501,081 2016
59 Shrek the Third $322,719,944 $322,719,944 $380,883,079 2007
60 Transformers $319,246,193 $319,246,193 $376,783,262 2007
61 Iron Man $318,412,101 $318,412,101 $361,916,938 2008
62 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $317,575,550 $317,575,550 $438,911,970 2001
63 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119 $317,101,119 $360,426,836 2008
64 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $313,364,114 $315,544,750 $435,806,066 2001
65 Thor: Ragnarok $315,058,289 $315,058,289 $315,058,289 2017
66 Iron Man 2 $312,128,345 $312,128,345 $350,281,070 2010
67 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones $302,191,252 $310,676,740 $422,704,301 2002
68 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425 $309,420,425 $365,186,616 2007
69 Return of the Jedi $252,583,617* $309,306,177 $715,535,408 1983
70 Independence Day $306,169,268 $306,169,268 $477,735,794 1996
71 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,413,918 $305,413,918 $406,297,748 2003
72 Skyfall $304,360,277 $304,360,277 $324,433,320 2012
73 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $303,003,568 $303,003,568 $322,987,134 2012
74 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197 $301,959,197 $344,440,505 2009
75 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751 $300,531,751 $337,266,976 2010
76 Deadpool 2   $298,033,548 $298,033,548 $298,033,548 2018
77 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $296,607,170 $296,607,170 $338,335,525 2009
78 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $295,983,305 $295,983,305 $332,162,555 2010
79 The Sixth Sense $293,506,292 $293,506,292 $431,171,648 1999
80 Up $293,004,164 $293,004,164 $334,225,628 2009
81 Inception $292,576,195 $292,576,195 $328,338,980 2010
82 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 $292,324,737 $292,324,737 $311,604,017 2012
83 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $292,004,738 $292,004,738 $344,632,137 2007
84 The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
$291,710,957 $291,710,957 $365,520,937 2005
85 Man of Steel $291,045,518 $291,045,518 $305,764,106 2013
86 The Empire Strikes Back $181,379,640* $290,475,067 $755,094,311 1980
87 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $290,013,036 $290,013,036 $363,393,400 2005
88 Monsters, Inc. $255,873,250* $289,916,256 $389,923,205 2001
89 Home Alone $285,761,243 $285,761,243 $535,274,626 1990
90 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 $281,723,902 $281,723,902 $290,860,252 2015
91 The Matrix Reloaded $281,576,461 $281,576,461 $374,586,341 2003
92 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 $281,287,133 $281,287,133 $306,003,783 2011
93 Meet the Fockers $279,261,160 $279,261,160 $361,819,339 2004
94 The Hangover $277,322,503 $277,322,503 $316,337,783 2009
95 Gravity $274,092,705 $274,092,705 $287,953,965 2013
96 Sing $270,329,045 $270,329,045 $275,651,663 2016
97 Monsters University $268,492,764 $268,492,764 $282,070,827 2013
98 Shrek $267,665,011 $267,665,011 $369,932,060 2001
99 Despicable Me 3 $264,624,300 $264,624,300 $264,624,300 2017
100 The Amazing Spider-Man $262,030,663 $262,030,663 $279,312,001 2012

* These films fall outside the top 100 when considering only initial gross, and would be replaced by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($261.98m), The Incredibles ($261.44), How the Grinch Stole Christmas ($260.04m), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.76m). The initial gross of Star Wars is up to the date of its expansion on July 21, 1978. It was still in theatres at the time of the expansion so it could be argued that the initial run should include the expansion. If the expansion gross is included, the initial gross is $265.06m and therefore would not fall outside the top 100 at present.[5][6]

Adjusted for ticket-price inflationEdit

This chart was compiled based on data from Box Office Mojo, by dividing the gross by the average ticket price to calculate an estimate of the total number of admissions.[7] Admissions better reflect the popularity of older films, since they are less susceptible to the effects of inflation.

Many of the films on this list were released prior to the availability of home video and have had multiple releases.

    Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 15 June 2018 in theaters around the world.
Rank Title Year Est. tickets[7] Adjusted gross
1 Gone with the Wind 1939 202,044,600 $1,850,728,536
2 Star Wars 1977 178,119,600 $1,631,575,536
3 The Sound of Music 1965 142,415,400 $1,304,525,064
4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 141,854,300 $1,299,385,388
5 Titanic 1997 135,551,900 $1,241,655,404
6 The Ten Commandments 1956 131,000,000 $1,199,960,000
7 Jaws 1975 128,078,800 $1,173,201,808
8 Doctor Zhivago 1965 124,135,500 $1,137,081,180
9 The Exorcist 1973 110,599,200 $1,013,088,672
10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 109,000,000 $998,440,000
11 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 108,115,100 $990,334,316
12 One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 99,917,300 $915,242,468
13 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 98,180,600 $899,334,296
14 Ben-Hur 1959 98,000,000 $897,680,000
15 Avatar 2009 [nb 1] 97,255,300 $890,858,548
16 Return of the Jedi 1983 94,059,400 $861,584,104
17 Jurassic Park 1993 91,621,800 $839,255,688
18 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 90,312,700 $827,264,332
19 The Lion King 1994 89,146,400 $816,581,024
20 The Sting 1973 89,142,900 $816,548,964
21 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 88,543,400 $811,057,544
22 The Graduate 1967 85,576,800 $783,882,572
23 Fantasia 1941 83,043,500 $760,678,460
24 Jurassic World 2015 79,049,200 $724,090,672
25 The Godfather 1972 78,922,600 $722,931,016
26 Forrest Gump 1994 78,614,600 $720,109,736
27 Mary Poppins 1964 78,181,800 $716,145,288
28 Grease 1978 76,969,200 $705,037,872
29 The Avengers 2012 76,881,200 $704,231,792
30 Black Panther   2018 76,377,200 $699,615,152
31 Thunderball 1965 74,800,000 $685,168,000
32 The Dark Knight 2008 74,463,500 $682,085,660
33 The Jungle Book 1967 73,679,900 $674,907,884
34 Avengers: Infinity War   2018 72,759,100 $666,473,356
35 Sleeping Beauty 1959 72,676,100 $665,713,076
36 Ghostbusters 1984 71,173,700 $651,951,092
37 Shrek 2 2004 71,050,900 $650,826,244
38 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 70,557,900 $646,310,364
39 Love Story 1970 69,998,100 $641,182,596
40 Spider-Man 2002 69,484,700 $636,479,852
41 Independence Day 1996 69,268,900 $634,503,124
42 Home Alone 1990 67,734,200 $620,445,272
43 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 67,594,900 $619,169,284
44 Pinocchio 1940 67,403,300 $617,414,228
45 Cleopatra 1963 67,183,500 $615,400,860
46 Beverly Hills Cop 1984 67,150,000 $615,094,000
47 Goldfinger 1964 66,300,000 $607,308,000
48 Airport 1970 66,111,300 $605,579,508
49 American Graffiti 1973 65,714,300 $601,942,988
50 The Robe 1953 65,454,500 $599,563,220
51 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 64,628,400 $591,996,144
52 Around the World in 80 Days 1956 64,615,400 $591,877,064
53 Bambi 1942 63,712,400 $583,605,584
54 Blazing Saddles 1974 63,239,600 $579,274,736
55 Batman 1989 62,954,600 $576,664,136
56 The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 62,745,100 $574,745,116
57 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 61,639,700 $564,619,652
58 Finding Nemo 2003 61,586,500 $564,132,340
59 The Towering Inferno 1974 61,375,700 $562,201,412
60 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 60,441,600 $553,645,056
61 Cinderella 1950 60,301,400 $552,360,824
62 Spider-Man 2 2004 60,158,700 $551,053,692
63 My Fair Lady 1964 60,000,000 $549,600,000
64 The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 60,000,000 $549,600,000
65 National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 59,890,300 $548,595,148
66 The Passion of the Christ 2004 59,704,800 $546,895,968
67 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 59,324,600 $543,413,336
68 Back to the Future 1985 59,050,700 $540,904,412
69 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 57,725,300 $528,763,748
70 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 57,581,800 $527,449,288
71 The Sixth Sense 1999 57,579,100 $527,424,556
72 Superman 1978 57,358,100 $525,400,196
74 Tootsie 1982 56,903,900 $521,239,724
74 Smokey and the Bandit 1977 56,832,900 $520,589,364
75 Beauty and the Beast 2017 56,798,200 $520,271,512
76 Finding Dory 2016 56,158,100 $514,408,196
77 West Side Story 1961 55,970,300 $512,687,948
78 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 55,922,700 $512,251,932
79 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 55,913,000 $512,163,080
80 Lady and the Tramp 1955 55,734,900 $510,531,684
81 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 55,383,600 $507,313,776
82 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 55,069,400 $504,435,704
83 Rocky 1976 55,040,000 $504,166,400
84 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 55,000,000 $503,800,000
85 The Poseidon Adventure 1972 54,902,000 $502,902,320
86 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 54,799,300 $501,961,588
87 Twister 1996 54,688,100 $500,942,996
88 Men in Black 1997 54,616,700 $500,288,972
89 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 54,400,000 $498,304,000
90 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 53,900,900 $493,732,244
91 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 53,875,400 $493,498,664
92 Swiss Family Robinson 1960 53,808,000 $492,881,280
93 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 53,685,400 $491,758,264
94 M*A*S*H 1970 53,684,200 $491,747,272
95 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 53,532,800 $490,360,448
96 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 53,526,900 $490,306,404
97 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 53,468,500 $489,771,460
98 Toy Story 3 2010 53,339,400 $488,588,904
99 Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 52,684,400 $482,589,104
100 Aladdin 1992 52,442,300 $480,371,468

Factors in determining "adjusted gross"Edit

No one yet has calculated a truly precise and definite referential adjusted gross for a film,[original research?] since doing so would have to take into account most (or all) of the following:

  • Box office gross on initial release
  • Ticket price at time of release, or its relative price to other commodities in a given year,[9] in relation to general inflation and gross domestic product.[10] Related to that:
  • economic conditions that may help or hurt the entertainment industry as a whole (theaters in 2008 lowered ticket prices to attract more viewers though the average ticket cost $7.00)[9]
  • Population at time of release—to be used to calculate:
  • Availability of films (number of theaters and screens, number of prints)
  • Competition of other media (television, internet, home video, film piracy)[9]
  • Total number of films in the marketplace at a given time[9]
  • Screen quotas (no influence on U.S. box office)
  • Price differences: matinee and evening tickets,[11] roadshow tickets,[11] or difference between rural and urban cinemas[10]
  • Length of release (number of weeks)[11]

Further explanation of issues with calculating an adjusted gross can be found in the article for List of highest-grossing films.

Franchises and film series not adjusted for inflationEdit

This is a list of highest-grossing franchises and film series in the U.S. and Canada.[12]

    Background shading indicates that at least one film in the series is playing in the week commencing 15 June 2018 in theaters around the world.
(The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total box office No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film

Franchises and film series adjusted for inflationEdit

This chart was compiled based on data from Box Office Mojo, by dividing the gross by the average ticket price to calculate an estimate of the total number of admissions.

    Background shading indicates that at least one film in the series is playing in the week commencing 15 June 2018 in theaters around the world.
Highest-grossing franchises and film series[§] (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total adjusted for inflation No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The figure of 97,255,300 is an average value based on Box Office Mojo estimating the number of admissions by dividing gross revenue by the cost of an average ticket. However in the case of Avatar, ticket sales are a combination of the three formats of 2D, 3D and IMAX used during its theatrical run. Since box office admissions are not tracked, the total number of admissions cannot therefore be accurately determined simply by dividing the gross receipts by the average ticket price. Box Office Mojo revised estimate - by taking account of the ticket prices for all three different formats - is that Avatar sold 75 million tickets by April 21, 2010, by which time it had grossed $745 million of its $760 million total.[8] An extra $15 million of sales would be equivalent to about 2 million more ticket sales, at the average 2D ticket price of $7.50 in 2009; using this revision, Avatar probably sold closer to 77,000,000 tickets.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Genre and InternatIonal Box offIce" (PDF). Film Victoria / Government of Australia. p. 10. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012. North American box office statistics includes figures from both the United States and Canada as industry standard. 
  2. ^ a b Richwine, Lisa (April 30, 2012). "Think Like a Man tops North American box office". Reuters via Canada.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012. ...easily beat four new films to win the U.S. and Canadian box office race.... Think Like a Man led domestic charts with... 
  3. ^ "Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  5. ^ Murphy, A.D. (July 21, 1978). "'Star Wars' Proves There's Plenty of Life in Deluxers". Daily Variety.  p. 1
  6. ^ "'Star Wars' B.O. History". Variety. May 17, 1999. p. 30. 
  7. ^ a b "All Time Box Office > Domestic Grosses: Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 16, 2012.  * Adjusted to the estimated number of tickets sold. Inflation-adjustment is mostly done by multiplying estimated admissions by the latest average ticket price. Where admissions are unavailable, adjustment is based on the average ticket price for when each film was released (taking into account rereleases where applicable).
  8. ^ Subers, Ray (April 21, 2010). "'Avatar' Strikes DVD". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Adjusting for Ticket Price Inflation". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Anderson, S. Eric; Albertson, Stewart; Shavlik, David. "2004 Proceedings of the Midwest Business Economics Association March 17 – March 19, Chicago, Illinois: How the Motion Picture Industry Miscalculates Box Office Receipts". Loma Linda University. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c Garris, Daniel (September 7, 2007). "$200 Million Adjusted Extra". BoxOfficeReport.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Franchise Index". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
§ Franchise and series sources

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