Movies let us indulge in some entertainment while also inspiring us and, at times, give us a different perspective of life’s everyday things that we otherwise seldom notice. But there is a lot of effort going on behind the scenes that you can actually imagine.
And all that comes from splashing a lot of bucks in the making. However, the makers are elated when their film becomes a hit and gives them back more than what they have invested in the making. Here are 10 such movies that are known to be the highest grossers until now.
Taking a worldwide total of $2.8 billion, this James Cameron directed movie still hold the record for the highest grossed movie ever. This epic sci-fi movie was released in 2009 and the cost incurred in making the film was about $237 million.
This epic romance-disaster, also directed by James Cameron, is the second highest earning movie in the world until now. Released in 1997, the film grossed worldwide around $2.187 billion while its production cost was $200 million. It is also the first movie to have crossed $2 billion in earnings.
3. Star Wars – The Force Awakens
An epic space-opera film by J.J. Abrams, this movie was released in the year 2015 is ranked as the third highest grossing films as of now. The budget of this film was $306 million and it earned $2.068 billion from its release worldwide.
4. Jurassic World
This sci-fi adventure film was released in the year 2015. The movie, directed by Colin Trevorrow was expected to be a big hit prior to its release. It grossed around $1.672 billion, while its production cost was around $150 million.
5. The Avengers
This movie by Marvel Studios needs no introduction and is considered as one of the best films from the comic series. Based on superheroes from the comics, the film was released in 2012. It earned worldwide around $1.519 billion from its release and its budget was around $220 million.
6. Furious 7
This action film by James Wan was also known as Fast and Furious 7 or Fast7. It was released in year 2015 and was a favourite among the sequels. The budget of the movie was $190 million and it earned $1.516 billion from its worldwide release.
7. Avengers – Age of Ultron
This one too, by Marvel studios, was released in 2015 and the story again revolves fascinatingly around the heroes and is a sequel to the ‘Avengers’ movie. This movie had revenue of $1.405 billion while its production cost was $316 million.
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows – Part 2
This is the fantasy film based on J.K. Rowling’s novel with the same name. It was released in 2011 and was a quick it among its fans. The production cost of the movie was around $250 million while it earned a little more than $1.342 billion from its worldwide screening.
9. Star Wars – The Last Jedi
This is a space opera theme based movie and released in 2017 and was directed by Rian Johnson. Its budget in the making was around $200 million. It earned $1.332 billion till now. It is anticipated that the earnings will further increase as the movie is still screening.
This is an animated movie which is musical fantasy too. Released in 2013 by Walt Disney Pictures, this movie had earned $1.276 billion and its production cost was of $150 million.
These movies are the epic creations of its time regarding technology, production and other things so the production cost was also higher than regular movies but these movies earned a lot and set a benchmark for other movies.