100 Top Grossing Movies

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“Erik asks”:http://nslog.com/archives/2004/07/05/qotd_top_movies.php “How many of the “100 highest grossing movies”:http://aroundthewaygirl.org/2004/07/04/top-grossing-movies of all time have you seen?”

I’ve seen this in a few blogs, and this was a fun one to answer. Going through the list brought back so many memories. I can picture exactly where I was in my life when I saw most of the movies and who was with me. Erik saw 93 of them (although I can’t believe he never saw [*Gone With The Wind*]!) I saw 77, which is not bad considering how limited my movie-going has been in the last 8.5 years since the girls were born.

Having no interest in Austin Powers, Harry Potter or most Adam Sandler movies accounted for quite a few that I missed. I do want to see “A Beautiful Mind” and “What Women Want” one of these days.

See the extended entry for the list. Like Erik, I’ve bolded the movies I haven’t seen.

  1. Titanic (1997) – $600,779,824
  2. Star Wars (1977) – $460,935,665
  3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – $434,949,459
  4. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) – $431,065,444
  5. Spider-Man (2002) – $403,706,375
  6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) – $377,019,252
  7. Passion of the Christ, The (2004) – $370,025,697
  8. Jurassic Park (1993) – $356,784,000
  9. Shrek 2 (2004) – $356,211,000
  10. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) – $340,478,898
  11. Finding Nemo (2003) – $339,714,367
  12. Forrest Gump (1994) – $329,691,196
  13. Lion King, The (1994) – $328,423,001
  14. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) – $317,557,891
  15. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) – $313,837,577
  16. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) – $310,675,583
  17. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) – $309,125,409
  18. Independence Day (1996) – $306,124,059
  19. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) – $305,411,224
  20. Sixth Sense, The (1999) – $293,501,675
  21. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – $290,158,751
  22. Home Alone (1990) – $285,761,243
  23. Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) – $281,492,479
  24. Shrek (2001) – $267,652,016
  25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – $261,970,615
  26. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – $260,031,035
  27. Jaws (1975) – $260,000,000
  28. Monsters, Inc. (2001) – $255,870,172
  29. Batman (1989) – $251,188,924
  30. Men in Black (1997) – $250,147,615
  31. Toy Story 2 (1999) – $245,823,397
  32. Bruce Almighty (2003) – $242,589,580
  33. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – $242,374,454
  34. Twister (1996) – $241,700,000
  35. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) – $241,437,427
  36. Ghost Busters (1984) – $238,600,000
  37. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) – $234,760,500
  38. Cast Away (2000) – $233,630,478
  39. Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997) – $229,074,524
  40. Signs (2002) – $227,965,690
  41. Rush Hour 2 (2001) – $226,138,454
  42. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) – $219,200,000
  43. Ghost (1990) – $217,631,306
  44. Aladdin (1992) – $217,350,219
  45. Saving Private Ryan (1998) – $216,119,491
  46. Mission: Impossible II (2000) – $215,397,30
  47. X2 (2003) – $214,948,780
  48. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) – $213,079,163
  49. Back to the Future (1985) – $210,609,762
  50. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) – $205,399,422
  51. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – $204,843,350
  52. Exorcist, The (1973) – $204,565,000
  53. Mummy Returns, The (2001) – $202,007,640
  54. Armageddon (1998) – $201,573,391
  55. Gone with the Wind (1939) – $198,655,278
  56. Pearl Harbor (2001) – $198,539,855
  57. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) – $197,171,806
  58. Toy Story (1995) – $191,800,000
  59. Men in Black II (2002) – $190,418,803
  60. Gladiator (2000) – $187,670,866
  61. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) – $184,925,485
  62. Dances with Wolves (1990) – $184,208,848
  63. Batman Forever (1995) – $184,031,112
  64. Fugitive, The (1993) – $183,875,760
  65. Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – $183,405,771
  66. What Women Want (2000) – $182,805,123
  67. Perfect Storm, The (2000) – $182,618,434
  68. Liar Liar (1997) – $181,395,380
  69. Grease (1978) – $181,360,000
  70. Jurassic Park III (2001) – $181,166,115
  71. Mission: Impossible (1996) – $180,965,237
  72. Planet of the Apes (2001) – $180,011,740
  73. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) – $179,870,271
  74. Pretty Woman (1990) – $178,406,268
  75. Tootsie (1982) – $177,200,000
  76. Top Gun (1986) – $176,781,728
  77. There’s Something About Mary (1998) – $176,483,808
  78. Ice Age (2002) – $176,387,405
  79. Crocodile Dundee (1986) – $174,635,000
  80. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) – $173,585,516
  81. Elf (2003) – $173,381,405
  82. Air Force One (1997) – $172,888,056
  83. Rain Man (1988) – $172,825,435
  84. Apollo 13 (1995) – $172,071,312
  85. Matrix, The (1999) – $171,383,253
  86. Beauty and the Beast (1991) – $171,301,428
  87. Tarzan (1999) – $171,085,177
  88. Beautiful Mind, A (2001) – $170,708,996
  89. Chicago (2002) – $170,684,505
  90. Three Men and a Baby (1987) – $167,780,960
  91. Meet the Parents (2000) – $166,225,040
  92. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) – $165,500,000
  93. Hannibal (2001) – $165,091,464
  94. Catch Me If You Can (2002) – $164,435,221
  95. Big Daddy (1999) – $163,479,795
  96. Sound of Music, The (1965) – $163,214,286
  97. Batman Returns (1992) – $162,831,698
  98. Bug’s Life, A (1998) – $162,792,677
  99. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – $161,963,000
  100. Waterboy, The (1998) – $161,487,252

3 Comments

  1. Eric says:

    I’ve seen 45 of them. Sounds like I should watch more movies….

  2. girlwonder says:

    initially i read it wrong and i thought the ones unbolded were the ones you HADN’T seen, I was gonna say we need to get you a subscription to netflix 🙂

  3. Scary enough – I’ve seen 74 of them. Does that mean I don’t have a life? And of the ones I haven’t seen – with the exception of Shrek 2, I pretty much just wasn’t interested in seeing (like MIB II for instance). Fun to do though!

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