If you’re reading this particular post then you’re probably here because you have a specific question on your mind: How many movies have grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office?
Well, I have the answer!
To date, 46 movies have grossed more than $1 billion at the box office – including five movies which have passed the $2 billion mark. At the top of the table is Avengers: Endgame, which is the highest grossing movie of all-time, with a whooping $2,797,800,564.
Here are all 46 movies, in box office order:
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
- Avatar* (2009)
- Titanic* (1997)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens* (2015)
- Avengers: Infinity War* (2018)
- Jurassic World (2015)
- The Lion King (2019)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- Frozen II (2019)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Black Panther (2018)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
- Frozen (2013)
- Beauty and the Beast (2017)
- Incredibles 2 (2018)
- The Fate of the Furious (2017)
- Iron Man 3 (2013)
- Minions (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Aquaman (2018)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
- Captain Marvel (2019)
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- Joker (2019)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
- Toy Story 4 (2019)
- Toy Story 3 (2010)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
- Aladdin (2019)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
- Despicable Me 3 (2017)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Finding Dory (2016)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Alice in Wonderland (2010)
- Zootopia (2016)
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
*Indicates movies which have surpassed $2 billion at the worldwide box office.
Box office breakdown
Of the 46 movies listed above, 25 are Disney movies – 28 if you count Titanic, The Phantom Menace and Avatar which were originally released by Fox, but are now owned by Disney.
Of the 28 movies owned by Disney five are Star Wars films and four are live-action remakes of animated Disney films (The Lion King etc).
There are nine Marvel movies on the list, including all four Avengers films, while DC Comics/Entertainment has four films, the Jurassic Park series has three and the Transformers franchise accounts for two. The Fast and the Furious, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Middle-Earth movies also account for two entries each.
To date, 2019 produced the highest number of movies that have grossed more than $1 billion, with a whopping eight films all coming from this year. The films include: Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Frozen II, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Captain Marvel, Joker, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Toy Story 4.
What is the oldest film on the list?
The oldest film to appear on the list is Jurassic Park, which has grossed over $1 billion thanks to numerous re-releases. The second oldest entry is Titanic, followed by The Phantom Menace.
All three of these films were originally released during the 1990s.
What films are notably absent?
While the list of high grossing films will not be all that surprising to many film fans, there are notable absences from some of the biggest franchises. Chief amongst these absentees is the X-Men series.
Despite the popularity and longevity of the X-Men franchise, not one film has entered the billion dollar club. Not even Deadpool!
Other notable absentees include Superman and Mission: Impossible. Not a single film from The Conjuring Universe has made it into the billion dollar club either.
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