Top 10 highest grossing movies

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Over the last century movies became a source of popular entertainment and an industry worth billions. Millions of people worldwide can’t wait to see the newest releases starring their favored actors. Distributors such as Walt Disney, Paramount and Miramax make a fortune out of the film industry, producing and distributing the highest grossing movies on an annual basis.

Successful genres are comedy, adventure and action, although documentaries are high grossing as well. But what are the highest grossing movies worldwide? When were these movies released and how much value did they add to their shareholders? Here’s a quick and comprehensive top 10 highest grossing movies worldwide!

Top 10 highest grossing movies

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) – $1,060,615,812
  2. Toy Story 3 (2010) – $1,063,759,456
  3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – $1,079,343,943
  4. Skyfall (2012) – $1,108,058,404
  5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) – $1,123,794,076
  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – $1,141,408,667
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) – $1,328,111,219
  8. The Avengers (2012) – $1,514,279,547
  9. Titanic (1997) – $2,185,672,302
  10. Avatar (2009) (2009) – $2,783,918,982

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