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Top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time (adjusted for inflation)

Top 10 highest grossing movies of all time (adjusted for inflation) - The value of money is not fixed but changes over time based on the rate of inflation. Of course, this also affects how much money a movie makes at the box office. While all the top movies today easily make billions of dollars, generating such profits was unthinkable half a century ago. However, if you adjust for the inflation rate, you'll find that many older movies have actually been as financially successful as their modern counterparts.


As a result, the following Top 10 Ranking ranks the highest-grossing movies of all time, adjusted for inflation. You can think of this ranking as the Top 10 Ranking which is perhaps more accurate of the 10 highest grossing movies of all time. Older movies are at a clear disadvantage in this ranking because despite their financial success at the box office, they still haven't been able to generate the billions of dollars in profits they are today. Unlike in the regular rankings, expect to see some all-time classics with this inflation-adjusted ranking.

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Note: This chart ranks the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time based on worldwide financial success adjusted for inflation. You can find a ranking of the Top 10 Greatest Movies of All Time, based on critics' ratings.


Top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time (adjusted for inflation)


Top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time (adjusted for inflation)


1. Gone With The Wind

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~$3.71 billion


1. Gone With The Wind

Release year: 1939

Production studios: Selznick International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Genre : Historical Romance


Directed by: Victor Fleming

Actors: Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Vivien Leigh


 

2. Avatar

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~ $3.26 billion

2. Avatar

Released year: 2009 Studio

Producer: Lightstorm Entertainment

Genre: Science Fiction


Directed by: James Cameron

Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang


 

3. Titanic

2020 Total global sales adjusted for inflation: ~$3.09 billion

3. Titanic

Released year: 1997 Brand

Film production: Lightstorm Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures

Genre: Historical Romance


Directed by: James Cameron

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, William Zane


 

4. Star Wars

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~$3.05 billion

4. Star Wars

Released year: 1977 Studios

Producer: Lucasfilm

Genre: Science Fiction


Directed by: George Lucas

Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher


 

5. Avengers: Endgame

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~$2.80 billion

5. Avengers: Endgame

Release year: 2019 Studios

Produce: Marvel Studios

Genre: Action Superhero


Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo


 

6. The Sound of Music

2020 Total global grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$2.55 billion

6. The Sound of Music

Release year: 1965 Brand

Manufacturer: Argyle Enterprises

Genre: Musical Movie


Directed by: Robert Wise

Actors: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker


 

7. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~$2.49 billion

7. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Released year: 1982 Brand

Film production: Universal Studios, Amblin Entertainment

Genre: Science Fiction


Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Actors: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas


 

8. The Ten Commandments

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~$2.36 billion

8. The Ten Commandments

Release year: 1956 Studios

Produce: Cecil B DeMille Produce

Genre: Religious Drama


Directed by: Cecil DeMille

Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter


 

9. Doctor Zhivago

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~$2.24 billion

9. Doctor Zhivago

Release year: 1965 Brand

Producer: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Carlo Ponti Production, Sostar

Genre: Romantic Drama


Directed by: David Lean

Actors: Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay


 

10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2020 Total global revenue adjusted for inflation: ~$2.07 billion

10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release year: 2015

Production studios: Lucasfilm, Bad Robot Productions

Genre: Science Fiction


Directed by: Jeffrey-Jacob Abrams

Actors: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher


 


Top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time (adjusted for inflation)

(as of April 2020)


1. GONE WITH THE WIND

Worldwide grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$3.71 billion

2. AVATAR

Global grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$3.26 billion

3. TITANIC

Global grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$3.09 billion

4. STAR WARS

Total worldwide sales adjusted for inflation: ~$3.05 billion

5. AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Global grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$2.80 billion

6. THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Worldwide grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$2.55 billion

7. ET THE EXTRA-LESTRIAL

Global grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$2.49 billion

8. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Worldwide totals adjusted for inflation: ~$2.36 billion

9. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

Global grosses adjusted for inflation: ~$2.24 billion

10. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Global gross receipts adjusted for inflation: ~$2.07 billion


Top 10 highest-grossing movies in history, adjusted for inflation. Current and historical inflation rates based on World Bank and IMF data.

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