With Avengers: Endgame releasing in cinemas in 2019, box office collectors had no idea what they would be hit. However, some predicted that this superhero movie would make its impact on the collection box like none other. Avengers: Endgame became the worthy opponent that was able to dethrone the decade-long rule of Avatar.
However, with the release of Avatar in China, the movie was able to reclaim its throne, with its overall collection crossing over $2.8 billion. Now only the future knows whether or not there will be any change in the topper of the list.
Here are the top 10 grossing movies of all time:
1. Avatar (2009)
Box office collection: $2,847,246,203
Director: James Cameron
He directed, wrote, produced, and co-edited Avatar, a 2009 epic science fiction film.In the mid-twentieth century, mankind colonizes Pandora, a lush liveable moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system, to extract the valuable mineral unobtainium.
The mining colony’s expansion puts a local tribe of Na’vi – a humanoid race native to Pandora – in jeopardy of extinction.The film’s title refers to a genetically altered Na’vi body that is used to engage with the people of Pandora and is controlled by the brain of a distant human.
2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Box office collection: $2,797,501,328
Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
The Avengers: Endgame shows events after Avengers: Infinity War (2018) wherein the surviving avengers come together and try to reverse the effect caused by Thanos. The movie received a lot of love from the audience. It also included the departure of a long-time member of the franchise.
3. Titanic (1997)
Box office collection: $2,187,425,379
Director: James Cameron
Titanic is one of James Cameron’s best works, a 1997 epic romance and disaster film directed, written, produced, and edited. During the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play different social classes who fall in love. The movie is based on a real-life event, including some fiction.
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Box office collection: $2,068,223,624
Director: J.J. Abramstar
With over 2 billion dollars Star Wars: The Force Awakens bangs the 4th rank in the list.
A new order threatens to destroy the New Republic, and the New Republic is in danger of being destroyed. It’s up to Finn, Rey, and Poe to find a way to stop them and bring Luke Skywalker home.
5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Box office collection: $2,048,359,754
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Avengers: Infinity War is the 3rd movie where the superhero team known as the Avengers come together to face a threat. Thanos, an intergalactic warlord, must be stopped from obtaining all of the infinity stones in this sequel, and the Avengers must intervene. Thanos is willing to go to any length to carry out his insane scheme.
6. Jurassic World (2015)
Box office collection: $1,671,713,208
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Jurassic World is a 2015 science fiction action film directed by Steven Spielberg. Jurassic World is the first film in the Jurassic Park trilogy and the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. On the fictional island of Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica, Jurassic World takes place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park.
It’s been years since John Hammond’s dream of creating a theme park with cloned dinosaurs came true with the opening of Jurassic World. It all begins when a transgenic dinosaur breaks free from its confinement and goes on a rampage.
7. The Lion King (2019)
Box office collection: $1,656,943,394
Director: Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau directed and produced The Lion King, a 2019 American musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Jon Favreau and written by Jeff Nathanson. It is a remake of the same-named 1984 film.
The plot is as follows: After his father, Mufasa, is assassinated by his uncle, Scar, Simba, a young lion prince, flees his kingdom. Years later, he returns to reclaim what is rightfully his after a chance encounter with Nala, a lioness.
8. The Avengers (2012)
Box office collection: $1,518,812,988
Director: Joss Whedon
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film.
In the film, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, is forced to launch the Avengers Initiative, enlisting Tony Stark (Ironman), Steve Rogers (Captain America), Bruce Banner (Hulk), and Thor to form a team capable of stopping Loki Laufeyson, Thor’s brother, from posing a threat to the planet Earth.
His team of superheroes pooled their resources to complete the mission.
9. Furious 7 (2015)
Box office collection: $1,516,045,911
Director: James Wan
The seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 7, is the highest-grossing movie of the franchise. The movie also managed to get at the 4th position in the all-time grossing list at its release. However, after seven years after its release, it has dropped down to the 9th position.
In the movie, we can see that Dominic Toretto(Dom), Brian O’Conner, and the rest of their team have returned to the United States of America to live normal lives after obtaining amnesty for their previous crimes, until Deckard Shaw, rogue special forces assassin seeking vengeance for his younger brother.
The latter is in a coma, putting the team in danger once more. This was the last appearance of Paul Walker in the franchise due to his demise in a car accident in 2013.
10. Frozen II (2019)
Box office collection: $1,450,026,933
Directors: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Last but not least, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen II is a 2019 American computer-animated musical fantasy film.
The film follows two sisters, Elsa and Anna, and ice harvester Kristoff, a reindeer named Sven, and a snowman named Olaf, three years after the events of Frozen (2013). They set out on a journey to discover the ancient origins of Elsa’s magical abilities and to save their kingdom from an elemental curse originating in the mythical Enchanted Forest.
Edited by Urvashi Gupta