The Box Office Conundrum: Part 2

Welcome back.  After my previous article, I am now going to provide some raw data.  We will then in the next article, analyze the data and extrapolate it into something more useful.  All data is provided via the folks at Box Office Mojo.  All grosses are domestic unless otherwise noted.

Top 25 Highest Grossing Films of All-Time

FilmYearDomestic Gross
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015$936,662,225
Avatar2009$760,507,625
Black Panther2018$696,186,611
Titanic1997$659,363,944
Jurassic World2015$652,270,625
Marvel's The Avenger's2012$623,357,910
Star Wars: The Last Jedi2017$620,181,382
Avengers: Infinity War2018$547,829,103
The Dark Knight2008$534,858,444
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story2016$532,177,324
Beauty and the Beast2017$504,014,165
Finding Dory2016$486,295,561
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace1999$474,544,677
Star Wars: A New Hope1977$460,998,007
Avengers: Age of Ultron2015$459,005,868
The Dark Knight Rises2012$448,139,099
Shrek 22004$441,226,247
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial1982$435,110,554
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire2013$424,668,047
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest2006$423,315,812
The Lion King1994$422,783,777
Toy Story 32010$415,004,880
Wonder Woman2017$412,563,408
Iron Man 32013$409,013,994
Captain America: Civil War2016$408,084,349

Top 25 Highest Grossing Films Adjusting for Inflation

FilmYearAdjusted Gross
Gone With The Wind1939$1,850,728,800
Star Wars: A New Hope1977$1,631,575,500
The Sound of Music1965$1,304,524,800
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial1982$1,299,385,700
Titanic1997$1,241,636,300
The Ten Commandments1956$1,199,960,000
Jaws1975$1,173,202,000
Doctor Zhivago1965$1,137,080,800
The Exorcist1973$1,013,088,400
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs1937$998,440,000
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015$990,334,300
101 Dalmatians1961$915,242,000
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back1980$899,334,600
Ben-Hur1959$897,680,000
Avatar2009$891,355,700
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi1983$861,584,200
Jurassic Park1993$839,255,900
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace1999$827,258,600
The Lion King1994$816,581,200
The Sting1973$816,548,600
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981$811,058,000
The Graduate1967$783,883,700
Fantasia1941$760,678,200
Jurassic World2015$724,090,700
The Godfather1972$722,930,700

Film Budgets and Profitability Adjusted for Inflation

FilmYearBudgetAdjusted BudgetProfitability
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015$245,000,000$258,984,671.99382%
Avatar2009$237,000,000$276,779,306.13322%
Black Panther2018$200,000,000 est.n/a348%
Titanic1997$200,000,000 est.$312,206,853.58398%
Jurassic World2015$150,000,000$158,562,044.07457%
Marvel's The Avengers2012$220,000,000$240,076,482.83293%
Star Wars: The Last Jedi2017$210,000,000 est.$214,648,580.29288%
Avengers: Infinity War2018$316,000,000 est.n/a173%
The Dark Knight2008$185,000,000$215,282,694.62316%
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story2016$200,000,000$208,782,243.85265%
Gone With The Wind1939$3,977,000$71,684,995.832,582%
Star Wars: A New Hope1977$11,000,000$45,478,646.863,588%
The Sound of Music1965$8,200,000$65,221,498.412,000%
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial1982$10,500,000$27,261,481.874,766%
Ten Commandments1956$13,500,000$124,351,875.00965%
Jaws1975$7,000,000$32,598,921.933,599%
Doctor Zhivago1965$11,000,000$87,492,253.971,299%
The Exorcist1973$12,000,000$67,715,135.141,496%
Snow Whit and the Seven Dwarfs1937$1,499,000$26,081,142.643,828%

As you can plainly see, there is a lot of valuable information here.  In the next part in this series, I will go over what this data means and how Hollywood can use it to their and the everyday movie-goer’s advantage.

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