IMDB’s 5 Highest Grossing Movies of all Time

IMDB’s Top 5 highest grossing movies of all times

Going to the cinema has been a pastime for millions of people around the world. According to Stasticia, there are 2577 movies created worldwide each year. This makes it the most sought after form of entertainment till date. Of the thousand’s of movies created each year, there are few movies which surpass our expectations and instead of just entertaining us, they impact us in a very visceral manner, leaving us wanting for more.

This list consists of movies which have had such an impact, and have been able to thoroughly entertain us and in the process of doing that have been able to  gross millions of dollars in revenue and in profit. Without any ado, here’s the list of IMBD’s Top 5 Highest Grossing Movies of all Time:

1. Avengers: Endgame

Avengers Endgame 2019 - IMDB's 5 Highest Grossing Movies of all Time

Release Date: 2019

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama

Gross Earning: $858.37M

Description:  After Thanos, an intergalactic warlord, disintegrated half the universe at the end of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the entire universe is in ruins. The Avengers, with the help of the remaining allies – must assemble one more time to reinvigorate their trounced allies and restore balance to the universe. Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark aka Iron Man tries desperately to get back to his love Pepper Pots and make things right. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers – Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner aka Hulk – have to figure out a way to bring back everyone of their vanquished allies for a final and epic showdown with the warlord – Thanos. This movie is the culmination of more than 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

A befitting movie to be included at the top of IMDB’s 5 Highest Grossing Movies of all Time.

2. Avatar

Avatar 2009

Release Date: 2009

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Director: James Cameron 

StarsSam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gross Earning: $760.51M

Description:  Avatar is an american science fiction adventure movie. The movie takes place in the lush alien world of ‘Pandora’. It is on this planet that the native Na’vi live. Even though their outward appearance looks primitive, they are highly evolved and have a deep connection with ‘Aywa’ – their mother or their deity. Since the environment of Pandora is poisonous to the humans/Na’vi hybrid, called Avatars – linked to their human minds allow the humans to roam free on Pandora without the fear of dying. A paralyzed former Marine from Earth – played by Sam Worthington aka Jake Sully, comes to Pandora to replace his dead twin brother in the Avatar program. Here he meets and falls in love with a native Na’vi woman – portrayed by Zoe Saldana. As the bond with her grows, he is drawn into a battle, where he must choose between his own race and the Na’vi.  

3. Titanic

Titanic 1997

Release Date: 1997

IMDB Rating: 7.8

DirectorJames Cameron

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Genre: Drama, Romance

Gross Earning: $659.33M

Description: Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance story of  two unlikely characters Jack Dawson- played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a poor common man and Rose – played by Kate Winslet who is  a rich high class lady. The story is set against the real life ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S Titanic – the largest moving object ever built and the pride and joy of the White Star Line. Titanic was the most luxurious liner of the era and was nicknamed – ‘Ship of Dreams’, which carried 1500 people. When the ship hit an iceberg in the cold North Atlantic sea in the early hours of 15th April, 1912 – ultimately killing the people on board. 

4. Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War 2018

Release Date: 2018

IMDB Rating: 8.5

DirectorAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Gross Earning: $678.82M

Description: The Avengers consisting of – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, along with Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Spiderman, Black Panther, Winter Soldier among others; must unite to battle and stop their most powerful enemy yet. The ultimate enemy in the form of an intergalactic warlord – Thanos. The Avengers must prevent Thanos from getting his hand on all six infinity stones. He is planning to use the stones to wipe out half of the universe’s population and is willing to go to any lengths to see this insane plan through. The faget of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment. 

5. Jurassic World

Jurassic World 2015

Release Date: 2015

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Director:   Colin Trevorrow

Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Gross Earning: $652.27M

Description:  A theme park, built atop the original site of Jurassic Park off the coast of Costa Rica- showcasing genetically engineered dinosaurs. While displaying their new genetically modified hybrid dinosaur – the Indominus Rex; things go wrong turning the park into a hunting ground when the animal escapes its enclosure and creating a nightmare scenario for the tourist inside the park. An ex-military  and animal expert (Chris Pratt) steps in to save the day. It is upto him to use his special skills to save two young brothers and also the rest of the tourists trapped within the park from a prehistoric assault. 

Honorable Mentions: 

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight 2008

Release Date: 2008

IMDB Rating: 9.0

DirectorChristopher Nolan 

Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Gross Earning: $534.86M

Description: Based on the DC Comics, the movie sees Heath Ledger portray the iconic role of ‘The Crown Prince of Gotham’ aka ‘The Joker’. The role won Heath Ledger the Oscar in 2009. Gotham City  – a city riddled with criminals and mobs  has its dark angel Batman (Christian Bale), trying to save the city from crumbling into chaos. With the help of his allies Lt Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent aka Two Face (Aaron Eckhart) has been trying to keep the city under control. When the Joker suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader has to tread between the fine line which separates heroes from villains. 

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - 1999

Release Date: 1999

IMDB Rating: 6.5

DirectorGeorge Lucas 

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gross Earning: $474.54M

Description: In a universe far far away, two Jedi Knights set out to search for someone who can bring peace to the Force. Their search ends when they come across a young, gifted boy. But the Sith return to stake claim to the Force. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) ; Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a 9-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.This marks the adventure across the universe to bring balance to the ‘Force’. 

Suraj Aryal
Suraj Aryal helps businesses expand their digital footprint, devise engagement plans, and handle escalation of customers' marketing issues. For Suraj, helping the company grow and helping its clients realize their digital dream is the most rewarding part of the role. Outside of the office, Suraj enjoys reading books, travelling, cooking, watching movies and series and rocking out to some sick tunes.

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