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What are the highest-grossing films in the world?

Check out which movies have the highest box office collections in the history of cinema

Opening on December 15th, “Avatar: The Road to Water”, the sequel to the most lucrative franchise in cinema history produced by 20th Century Studios, tells the story of the Sully family more than a decade after the events of the first feature.

Directed by James Cameron, the film released in 2009 was responsible for revolutionizing cinema thanks to its extremely advanced and breathtaking special effects. Joining the numbers of the debut season, and the re-release made in China in March 2021, “Avatar” occupies the first place in the list of highest grossing in history, with more than 2.8 billion dollars. However, this number could get even higher due to its return to theaters scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 23rd.

But, do you know what other films are on the list of highest-grossing cinema? People count you. Check out!

2nd place: “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), with 2.797 billion dollars

With just five days of release, “Endgame” managed to surpass the number of 1 billion dollars at the box office. The film responsible for finishing Phase 3 of the MCU won the top of the highest box office in history after 13 weeks of exhibition, however, it lost the position after the relaunch of “Avatar” and today occupies the second position.


3rd place: Titanic (1997), with 2.201 billion dollars

also directed by James Cameron, “Titanic” occupied the top of the list from 1997 until 2009, when “Avatar” was released. Furthermore, according to Forbes, the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet It was the first feature film in history to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. In addition, the film is also a record holder for Oscar nominations, where it competed in 14 categories, taking 11 home.


#4: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) with $2.069 billion

“The Force Awakens” was the first film in the Star Wars franchise to be released under Disney’s command. The film directed by JJ Abrams managed to collect a billion at the box office after just 12 days, being the third fastest film in history to achieve the fact. In addition, the production also contains the highest grossing in the universe of Luke Skywalker.


5th place: “Avatar: The Way of Water” (2022), with 2.05 billion dollars

The first continuation of the classic “Avatar (2009) has been in theaters for just over a month and is responsible for becoming the third title of James Cameron to occupy the top 5 of the biggest box offices in the world. The plot, which presents new threats and a new tribe called the Metkayna clan, has already accumulated 2.05 billion dollars in tickets sold.

#6: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) with $2.048 billion

Considered at the time as one of the most intense MCU films thanks to its impeccable visual effects, “Infinity War” was the sixth Marvel feature to surpass a billion at the box office, in addition to being the highest grossing of the year 2018.


7th place: Spider-Man: Never Go Home (2021), with 1.832 billion dollars

“No Coming Home” was one of the most anticipated films by Marvel fans due to rumors about the presence of the three actors responsible for playing Spider-Man on the big screen: Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.


8th place: Jurassic World: The World of Dinosaurs (2015), with 1.67 billion dollars

“The World of Dinosaurs” was the film responsible for starting the new Jurassic Park franchise, and it is to this day the one that raised the most at the box office. The third and final feature of the Jurassic World trilogy, “Jurassic World: Dominion”, is scheduled for release on June 10, 2022.


9th place: The Lion King (2019), with 1.662 billion dollars

The live-action of one of Disney’s most classic animations was responsible for being the second highest grossing of 2019, behind only “Avengers: Endgame”. Despite suffering from strong comparisons to the original film, the film impressed everyone with its special effects and high technology.


10th place: The Avengers (2012), with 1.518 billion

The 2012 film was responsible for introducing the “Avengers” franchise to world cinema, opening in more than 4,349 movie theaters around the world, according to Forbes. Only in Brazil, the film accumulated approximately 64 million dollars.

Source: Recreio

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