The following is a list of the highest-grossing films in the United States and Canada, a market known in the film industry as the "North American box office",[1][2] and where "gross" is defined in US dollars.

Not adjusted for inflation

This is a list of the highest-grossing films in the U.S. and Canada,[3] a market known in the film industry as the North American box office, or as the domestic box office within the U.S. itself.[1][2] The chart is ranked by lifetime gross, and for comparison, the figures adjusted for the effects of inflation are also listed, using the U.S. consumer price index;[4] a film's earnings from its initial release are also included to provide a basis for comparison between films released around the same time.

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Rank Title Initial gross
(unadjusted)
Lifetime gross Year
Unadjusted Adjusted
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $936,662,225 $936,662,225 $1,013,038,487 2015
2 Avengers: Endgame $858,373,000 $858,373,000 $892,669,593 2019
3 Spider-Man: No Way Home $804,793,477 $804,793,477 $804,793,477 2021
4 Avatar $749,766,139 $760,507,625 $721,490,000 2009
5 Black Panther $700,059,566 $700,426,566 $714,671,451 2018
6 Avengers: Infinity War $678,815,482 $678,815,482 $678,572,589 2018
7 Top Gun: Maverick film currently playing $662,510,244 $662,510,244 $662,510,244 2022
8 Titanic $600,788,188 $659,363,944 $1,270,101,626 1997
9 Jurassic World $652,270,625 $652,270,625 $719,518,552 2015
10 The Avengers $623,357,910 $623,357,910 $720,376,844 2012
11 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $620,181,382 $620,181,382 $633,360,465 2017
12 Incredibles 2 $608,581,744 $608,581,744 $621,223,504 2018
13 The Lion King $543,638,043 $543,638,043 $565,223,699 2019
14 The Dark Knight $533,345,358 $534,987,076 $698,121,220 2008
15 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $532,177,324 $532,177,324 $566,337,792 2016
16 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker $515,202,542 $515,202,542 $515,050,160 2019
17 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165 $504,481,165 $532,199,134 2017
18 Finding Dory $486,295,561 $486,295,561 $526,201,397 2016
19 Frozen II $477,373,578 $477,373,578 $478,061,148 2019
20 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace $431,088,301 $474,544,677 $846,224,377 1999
21 Star Wars $221,280,994* $460,998,007 $1,668,979,715 1977
22 Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868 $459,005,868 $499,902,618 2015
23 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099 $448,149,584 $539,541,466 2012
24 Shrek 2 $441,226,247 $441,226,247 $665,746,933 2004
25 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $359,197,037 $435,110,554 $1,329,174,791 1982
26 Toy Story 4 $434,038,008 $434,038,008 $451,340,719 2019
27 Captain Marvel $426,829,839 $426,829,839 $443,884,073 2019
28 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $424,668,047 $424,668,047 $478,943,802 2013
29 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812 $423,315,812 $605,568,108 2006
30 The Lion King $312,855,561 $422,783,777 $835,301,768 1994
31 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $417,719,760 $417,719,760 $430,497,154 2018
32 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880 $415,004,880 $499,790,178 2010
33 Wonder Woman $412,563,408 $412,845,172 $432,354,288 2017
34 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness film currently playing $411,327,714 $411,327,714 $411,327,714 2022
35 Iron Man 3 $409,013,999 $409,013,994 $457,717,941 2013
36 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349 $408,084,349 $438,096,224 2016
37 The Hunger Games $408,010,692 $408,010,692 $476,589,121 2012
38 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $404,515,480 $404,515,480 $413,515,903 2017
39 Spider-Man $403,706,375 $403,706,375 $661,768,431 2002
40 Jurassic Park $356,763,175 $402,523,348 $858,893,554 1993
41 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870 $402,111,870 $505,051,433 2009
42 Frozen $400,738,009 $400,953,009 $459,728,743 2013
43 Spider-Man: Far From Home $390,532,085 $390,532,085 $406,098,611 2019
44 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $389,813,101 $389,813,101 $386,375,698 2017
45 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $381,011,219 $381,447,587 $386,375,698 2011
46 Finding Nemo $339,714,978 $380,843,261 $577,065,505 2003
47 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577 $380,270,577 $555,871,502 2005
48 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,027,325 $378,251,207 $577,563,989 2003
49 Spider-Man 2 $373,585,825 $373,585,825 $563,687,019 2004
50 Jurassic World Dominion film currently playing $371,812,030 $371,812,030 $371,812,030 2022
51 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604 $370,782,930 $559,433,976 2004
52 The Batman $369,345,583 $369,345,583 $369,345,583 2022
53 The Secret Life of Pets $368,384,330 $368,384,330 $405,475,506 2016
54 Despicable Me 2 $368,061,265 $368,061,265 $439,397,717 2013
55 The Jungle Book $364,001,123 $364,001,123 $390,829,259 2016
56 Deadpool $363,070,709 $363,070,709 $396,285,410 2016
57 Inside Out $356,461,711 $356,921,711 $398,811,562 2015
58 Aladdin $355,559,216 $355,559,216 $369,758,940 2019
59 Furious 7 $353,007,020 $353,007,020 $384,393,006 2015
60 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543 $352,390,543 $414,724,633 2011
61 American Sniper $350,126,372 $350,126,372 $403,659,600 2014
62 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $339,789,881 $342,952,511 $540,886,998 2002
63 Zootopia $341,268,248 $341,268,248 $371,109,157 2016
64 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $337,135,885 $337,135,885 $381,611,053 2014
65 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303 $336,530,303 $458,326,991 2007
66 Minions $336,045,770 $336,045,770 $381,492,054 2015
67 Joker $335,451,311 $335,477,657 $335,451,622 2019
68 Aquaman $335,061,807 $335,104,314 $348,133,917 2018
69 Minions: The Rise of Gru film currently playing $334,577,685 $334,577,685 $334,577,685 2022
70 Spider-Man: Homecoming $334,201,140 $334,201,140 $350,608,534 2017
71 Alice in Wonderland $334,191,110 $334,191,110 $394,495,740 2010
72 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,176,600 $333,718,600 $386,375,698 2014
73 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $330,360,194 $330,360,194 $358,501,822 2016
74 Forrest Gump $329,694,499 $330,252,182 $736,829,627 1994
75 It $327,481,748 $328,874,981 $342,085,582 2017
76 Suicide Squad $325,100,054 $325,100,054 $357,738,167 2016
77 Deadpool 2 $324,591,735 $324,591,735 $325,203,653 2018
78 Shrek the Third $322,719,944 $322,719,944 $439,518,590 2007
79 Transformers $319,246,193 $319,246,193 $434,787,677 2007
80 Iron Man $318,604,126 $319,034,126 $415,951,166 2008
81 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $317,575,550 $317,871,467 $526,061,784 2001
82 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119 $317,101,119 $413,821,365 2008
83 Jumanji: The Next Level $316,831,246 $316,831,246 $320,362,174 2019
84 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $313,364,114 $316,115,420 $513,469,441 2001
85 Thor: Love and Thunder film currently playing $316,064,051 $316,064,051 $316,064,051 2022
86 Thor: Ragnarok $315,058,289 $315,058,289 $321,589,644 2017
87 Iron Man 2 $312,128,345 $312,128,345 $371,691,971 2010
88 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones $302,191,252 $310,676,740 $500,999,845 2002
89 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425 $309,420,425 $421,405,443 2007
90 Return of the Jedi $252,583,617* $309,306,177 $881,336,578 1983
91 Independence Day $306,169,268 $306,169,268 $649,049,593 1996
92 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,413,918 $305,413,918 $474,580,193 2003
93 Skyfall $304,360,277 $304,360,277 $354,579,540 2012
94 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $303,003,568 $303,003,568 $354,501,769 2012
95 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197 $302,334,374 $381,195,025 2009
96 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751 $300,531,751 $365,229,482 2010
97 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $296,607,170 $296,607,170 $367,398,637 2009
98 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $295,983,305 $296,131,568 $348,589,299 2010
99 The Sixth Sense $293,506,292 $293,506,292 $539,516,167 1999
100 Up $293,004,164 $293,004,164 $367,995,506 2009

* These films fall outside the top 100 when considering only initial gross, and would be replaced by Inception ($292.58m) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 ($292.34m).

Adjusted for ticket-price inflation

This chart ranks films by gross adjusted for ticket price inflation to 2019 levels, based on data from Box Office Mojo. It was compiled by multiplying the average ticket price in the current year by an estimate of the total number of admissions. Where the number of admissions is unknown, they are estimated by dividing the nominal gross by the average ticket price in the year of release to provide an estimate (taking re-releases into account).[5] Admissions better reflect the popularity of older films, since they are less susceptible to the effects of inflation.

Many of the films on this list were released prior to the availability of home video and have had multiple releases.

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Rank Title Year Est. tickets[6] Adjusted gross
1 Gone with the Wind 1939 202,286,200 $1,895,421,694
2 Star Wars 1977 178,119,500 $1,668,979,715
3 The Sound of Music 1965 142,485,200 $1,335,086,324
4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 141,854,300 $1,329,174,791
5 Titanic 1997 135,549,800 $1,270,101,626
6 The Ten Commandments 1956 131,000,000 $1,227,470,000
7 Jaws 1975 128,078,800 $1,200,098,356
8 Doctor Zhivago 1965 124,135,500 $1,163,149,635
9 The Exorcist 1973 110,599,200 $1,036,314,504
10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 109,000,000 $1,021,330,000
11 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 108,115,100 $1,013,038,487
12 One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 99,917,300 $936,225,101
13 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 98,105,100 $919,244,787
14 Ben-Hur 1959 98,046,900 $918,699,453
15 Avengers: Endgame 2019 95,268,900 $892,669,593
16 Return of the Jedi 1983 94,059,400 $881,336,578
17 Jurassic Park 1993 91,664,200 $858,893,554
18 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 90,312,100 $846,224,377
19 The Lion King 1994 89,146,400 $835,301,768
20 The Sting 1973 89,142,900 $835,268,973
21 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 88,543,400 $829,651,658
22 The Graduate 1967 85,576,800 $801,853,679
23 Fantasia 1940 83,043,500 $778,117,595
24 The Godfather 1972 78,922,500 $739,503,825
25 Forrest Gump 1994 78,637,100 $736,829,627
26 Mary Poppins 1964 78,181,800 $732,563,466
27 Grease 1978 77,098,600 $722,413,882
28 Avatar 2009 [nb 1] 77,000,000 $721,490,000
29 The Avengers 2012 76,881,200 $720,376,844
30 Jurassic World 2015 76,789,600 $719,518,552
31 Black Panther 2018 76,272,300 $714,671,451
32 Thunderball 1965 74,800,000 $700,876,000
33 The Dark Knight 2008 74,506,000 $698,121,220
34 The Jungle Book 1967 73,679,900 $690,380,663
35 Sleeping Beauty 1959 72,676,000 $680,974,120
36 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 72,419,700 $678,572,589
37 Ghostbusters 1984 71,173,700 $666,897,569
38 Shrek 2 2004 71,050,900 $665,746,933
39 Spider-Man 2002 70,626,300 $661,768,431
40 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 70,557,900 $661,127,523
41 Love Story 1970 69,998,100 $655,882,197
42 Independence Day 1996 69,268,900 $649,049,593
43 Home Alone 1990 67,734,200 $634,669,454
44 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017 67,594,500 $633,360,465
45 Pinocchio 1940 67,403,300 $631,568,921
46 Cleopatra 1963 67,183,500 $629,509,395
47 Beverly Hills Cop 1984 67,150,000 $629,195,500
48 Goldfinger 1964 66,300,000 $621,231,000
49 Incredibles 2 2018 66,299,200 $621,223,504
50 Airport 1970 66,111,300 $619,462,881
51 American Graffiti 1973 65,714,300 $615,742,991
52 The Robe 1953 65,454,500 $613,308,665
53 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 64,628,400 $605,568,108
54 Around the World in 80 Days 1956 64,615,400 $605,446,298
55 Bambi 1942 63,712,400 $596,985,188
56 Blazing Saddles 1974 63,239,600 $592,555,052
57 Batman 1989 62,972,300 $590,050,451
58 The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 62,745,100 $587,921,587
59 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 61,639,700 $577,563,989
60 Finding Nemo 2003 61,586,500 $577,065,505
61 The Towering Inferno 1974 61,375,700 $575,090,309
62 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 60,441,600 $566,337,792
63 The Lion King 2019 60,322,700 $565,223,699
64 Cinderella 1950 60,301,400 $565,024,118
65 Spider-Man 2 2004 60,158,700 $563,687,019
66 My Fair Lady 1964 60,062,200 $562,782,814
67 The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 60,000,000 $562,200,000
68 National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 59,890,300 $561,172,111
69 The Passion of the Christ 2004 59,704,800 $559,433,976
70 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 59,324,600 $555,871,502
71 Back to the Future 1985 59,240,400 $555,082,548
72 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 57,725,400 $540,886,998
73 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 57,581,800 $539,541,466
74 The Sixth Sense 1999 57,579,100 $539,516,167
75 Superman 1978 57,384,000 $537,688,080
76 Tootsie 1982 56,903,900 $533,189,543
77 Smokey and the Bandit 1977 56,832,900 $532,524,273
78 Beauty and the Beast 2017 56,798,200 $532,199,134
79 Finding Dory 2016 56,158,100 $526,201,397
80 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 56,143,200 $526,061,784
81 West Side Story 1961 56,012,800 $524,839,936
82 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 55,922,700 $523,995,699
83 Lady and the Tramp 1955 55,734,900 $522,236,013
84 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 55,437,000 $519,444,690
85 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 55,069,400 $516,000,278
86 Rocky 1976 55,040,000 $515,724,800
87 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 55,000,000 $515,350,000
88 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019 54,968,000 $515,050,160
89 The Poseidon Adventure 1972 54,902,000 $514,431,740
90 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 54,799,300 $513,469,441
91 Twister 1996 54,688,100 $512,427,497
92 Men in Black 1997 54,616,700 $511,758,479
93 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 54,400,000 $509,728,000
94 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 53,900,900 $505,051,433
95 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 53,875,400 $504,812,498
96 Swiss Family Robinson 1960 53,808,000 $504,180,960
97 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 53,685,400 $503,032,198
98 M*A*S*H 1970 53,684,200 $503,020,954
99 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 53,532,800 $501,602,336
100 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 53,468,500 $500,999,845

Factors in determining "adjusted gross"

No one yet has calculated a truly precise and definite referential adjusted gross for a film,[original research?] since doing so would have to take into account most (or all) of the following:

Further explanation of issues with calculating an adjusted gross can be found in the article for List of highest-grossing films.

Franchises and film series not adjusted for inflation

This is a list of highest-grossing franchises and film series in the U.S. and Canada.[11]

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(The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total box office No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film

Franchises and film series adjusted for inflation

This chart was compiled based on data from Box Office Mojo, by dividing the gross by the average ticket price to calculate an estimate of the total number of admissions.

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Highest-grossing franchises and film series [§] (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total adjusted for inflation No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The figure of 97,309,600 is an average value based on Box Office Mojo estimating the number of admissions by dividing gross revenue by the cost of an average ticket. However in the case of Avatar, ticket sales are a combination of the three formats of standard projection, 3D and IMAX used during its theatrical run. Since box office admissions are not tracked, the total number of admissions cannot therefore be accurately determined simply by dividing the gross receipts by the average ticket price. Box Office Mojo revised estimate - by taking account of the ticket prices for all three different formats - is that Avatar sold 75 million tickets by April 21, 2010, by which time it had grossed $745 million of its $760 million total.[7] An extra $15 million of sales would be equivalent to about 2 million more ticket sales, at the average 2D ticket price of $7.50 in 2009; using this revision, Avatar probably sold closer to 77,000,000 tickets.[8]

References

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  2. ^ a b Richwine, Lisa (April 30, 2012). "Think Like a Man tops North American box office". Reuters via Canada.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012. ...easily beat four new films to win the U.S. and Canadian box office race.... Think Like a Man led domestic charts with...
  3. ^ "Top Lifetime Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 2012-05-19. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  4. ^ 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  5. ^ "How are grosses adjusted for ticket price inflation?". IMDb. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "Top Lifetime Adjusted Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Subers, Ray (April 21, 2010). "'Avatar' Strikes DVD". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Adjusting for Ticket Price Inflation". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Anderson, S. Eric; Albertson, Stewart; Shavlik, David. "2004 Proceedings of the Midwest Business Economics Association March 17 – March 19, Chicago, Illinois: How the Motion Picture Industry Miscalculates Box Office Receipts". Loma Linda University. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c Garris, Daniel (September 7, 2007). "$200 Million Adjusted Extra". BoxOfficeReport.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009.
  11. ^ "Franchise Index". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
§ Franchise and series sources