Top Lifetime Grosses

Tickets for Soul, Turning Red, and Luca go on sale January 2nd, 2024 for special engagement theatrical runs, which invite… Animation has been bringing big dollars to the box office this year, holding two of the top five highest box office spots. Though 2018’s Incredibles 2 ($608.5M) still holds the trophy for the highest-grossing animated film of all time, this… It’s the follow up to 2019’s box office success Captain Marvel, however it certainly isn’t living up to it’s predecessor. The Brie Larson-led film opened at $47 million, which is the lowest Marvel box office opening ever, and the reviews certainly weren’t as stellar as the studio may have hoped.

Falling foul of the Motion Picture Production Code, Mom and Dad was prevented from obtaining mainstream distribution and restricted to independent and drive-in theaters. It was the biggest hit of its kind, and remained in continual distribution until the 1970s when hardcore pornography eventually took over. At the end of 1947 it had earned $2 million, and by 1949, $8 million; by 1956 it had earned $22 million in rentals, representing a gross of $80 million, and would have easily placed in the top ten films in the late 1940s and early 1950s. On this chart, films are ranked by the revenues from theatrical exhibition at their nominal value, along with the highest positions they attained. Six films in total have grossed in excess of $2 billion worldwide, with Avatar ranked in the top position. All of the films have had a theatrical run (including re-releases) in the 21st century, and films that have not played during this period do not appear on the chart because of ticket-price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered.

GSVariety put the worldwide rental for The Greatest Show on Earth at around $18.35 million (with $12.8 million coming from the United States[53]) a year after its release; however, Birchard puts its earnings at just over $15 million up to 1962. It is likely that Birchard’s figure is just the North American gross rental, and includes revenue from the 1954 and 1960 reissues. FHSome sources such as The Numbers state that Aloma of the South Seas is the highest grossing film of the year, earning $3 million.[54] However, no contemporary sources provide figures for Aloma of the South Seas, so it is unclear what the $3 million figure relates to. If it were the rental gross then that would have made it not only the highest-grossing film of the year, but one of the highest-grossing films of the silent era, and if that is the case it would be unusual for both International Motion Picture Almanac and Variety to omit it from their lists. After a much lower than expected start for The Marvels last weekend, the latest Marvel film will remain the widest release this week, while four new wide releases make their way into theaters in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

All charts are ranked by international theatrical box-office performance where possible, excluding income derived from home video, broadcasting rights, and merchandise. While inflation has eroded the achievements of most films from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, there are franchises originating from that period that are still active. Besides the Star Wars and Superman franchises, James Bond and Godzilla films are still being released periodically; all four are among the highest-grossing franchises. Some of the older films that held the record of highest-grossing film still have respectable grosses by today’s standards, but no longer compete numerically against today’s top-earners in an era of much higher individual ticket prices. When those prices are adjusted for inflation, however, then Gone with the Wind—which was the highest-grossing film outright for twenty-five years—is still the highest-grossing film of all time. All grosses on the list are expressed in U.S. dollars at their nominal value, except where stated otherwise.

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While this would be a major hit for a number of other films coming out in 2023, it is a massive blow for Disney when you consider that the overall production budget for The Marvels is estimated to be around $274.8 million. The holiday season is in full swing, and that means blockbuster films are making their entrance on the big screen. After a weekend that saw four new wide releases arrive in cinemas, two more movies are making their theatrical launch on Wednesday, bringing with them a wide array of options to avid moviegoers and their families as they gather for the holidays.

  • Some of the older films that held the record of highest-grossing film still have respectable grosses by today’s standards, but no longer compete numerically against today’s top-earners in an era of much higher individual ticket prices.
  • The exception looks to be Beyoncé’s concert film, which appears headed toward a #1 box office debut.
  • Movie Bowl Grille and Cinema 1 Plus have each announced the launch of new websites created in collaboration with Desert Lab Studio’s Theater Toolkit; a solution that includes website development, ticketing systems, and audience engagement tools.
  • While an impressive haul by most standards, it posted the lowest earning opening weekend for an MCU film to date.

Because of release schedules—especially in the case of films released towards the end of the year—and different release patterns across the world, many films can do business in two or more calendar years; therefore the grosses documented here are not confined to just the year of release. Grosses are not limited to original theatrical runs either, with many older films often being re-released periodically so the figures represent all the business a film has done since its original release; a film’s first-run gross is included in brackets after the total if known. Because of incomplete data it cannot be known for sure how much money some films have made and when they made it, but generally the chart chronicles the films from each year that went on to earn the most. In the cases where estimates conflict both films are recorded, and in cases where a film has moved into first place because of being re-released the previous record-holder is also retained. MDMom and Dad does not generally feature in ‘high-gross’ lists such as those published by Variety due to its independent distribution. Essentially belonging to the exploitation genre, it was marketed as an educational sex hygiene film in an effort to circumvent censorship laws.

InfInflation adjustment is carried out using the Consumer price index for advanced economies published by the International Monetary Fund.[36] The index is uniformly applied to the grosses in the chart published by Guinness World Records in 2014, beginning with the 2014 index. The figures in the above chart take into account inflation that occurred in 2014, and in every available year since then, through 2022. FBox Office Mojo stopped updating its main total for Frozen in August 2014, while it was still in release. The total listed here incorporates subsequent earnings in Japan, Nigeria, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany up to the end of 2015 but omits earnings in Turkey, Iceland, Brazil, and Australia (2016), which amount to a few hundred thousand dollars.

The following weeks haven’t made up for the losses, as it has crawled through each box office week, as more titles have been released. This weekend, Disney even released a statement regarding future reporting on the box office for The Marvels. If a film increased its gross through re-releases while holding the record, the year in which it recorded its highest gross is also noted in italics. (…) Since grosses are not limited to original theatrical runs, a film’s first-run gross is included in brackets after the total if known.

The exception looks to be Beyoncé’s concert film, which appears headed toward a #1 debut. Focus Features is bringing Robert Eggers’ highly anticipated horror film Nosferatu to audiences on December 25th, 2024. Written and directed by Eggers, the film’s cast features Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Ralph Ineson, Simon McBurney, Willem Dafoe,… December marks the first full month since the ending of the actors’ strike, allowing for full publicity and talk show appearances by casts.

With The Marvels box office now winding down, we will stop weekend reporting of international/global grosses on this title. Despite the lack of clear event-level releases this holiday season, studios will offer a number of choices through the holiday period through to the end of 2023, with one film in particular likely to stand out on Christmas. S7Snow White’s $418 million global cume omits earnings outside of North America from 1987 onwards. The post-Thanksgiving corridor is typically a slow one, which will be true again for the most part this year.

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