Top 10 Highest Grossing Hollywood Movies till 2016

The film industry of the United States of America is also known as Hollywood. Hollywood is the leading film industry in the world in terms of revenue. In the last year, the total revenue generated by Hollywood crossed the mark of $10 Billion. The amount of revenue generated by Hollywood shows its popularity, which is increasing day by day.

The history of the Hollywood dates back to the year 1910, when “In Old California”, the first movie was made. Since the release of the first movie, the Hollywood Industry has grown manifold and presently it is the biggest film industry across the world.

Hollywood Movies not only generate revenue in North America and Europe but also generate a significant amount of revenue in India and other parts of Asia. There are many Hollywood movies that have earned a huge amount of money but among all movies, Avatar is the highest grossing Hollywood movie till now. This post describes about the Top 10 Highest Grossing Hollywood Movies till 2016.

10. Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

With a worldwide gross of $1.21 Billion, Iron Man 3 is the tenth highest grossing hollywood movie, which was released in the year 2013. Iron Man 3 is a superhero movie and the third part of the popular film series Iron Man.

The main character of the movie, Iron Man is played by Robert Downey Jr. and some other lead characters of the movie were Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Stephanie Szostak.

Iron Man 3 was a successful movie and in North America, it fetched more than $400 Million and over $800 Million in other countries of the world, making a worldwide gross of $1.21 Billion.

Worldwide Gross: $1.21 Billion

9. Frozen

Frozen

Frozen is the ninth highest grossing movie, which was released in the year 2013. Frozen is an animated movie , which was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Frozen is the highest grossing animated movie, which performed well in many countries and fetched $1.27 Billion as worldwide collection.

Made with a budget of $150 Million, Frozen involved usage of a unique type of animation, which was the combination of computer generated imagery and hand-drawn animation.

Worldwide Gross: $1.28 Billion

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 with a worldwide gross of $1.34 Billion has occupied 8th position in the list of top 10 highest grossing hollywood movies till 2016. It is the eight part of the popular movie series, Harry Potter and was released in the year 2011.

Worldwide Gross: $1.34 Billion

7. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron is another successful movie of the Marvel Studios, which was released in the year 2015. Directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron was a superhero movie and some of the lead characters of the movie were Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth.

It was a successful movie and fetched more than $84 Million on its opening in North America. Apart from North America, Avengers: Age of Ultron also did well in other countries and its total revenue crossed the mark of $1.3 Billion.

Worldwide Gross: $1.40 Billion

6. Furious 7

Furious 7

Furious 7 with a worldwide gross of $1.51 Billion is ranked 5th in the list of top 10 highest grossing hollywood movies till 2016. Furious 7 was released in the year 2015 and fetched more than $1.5 Billion as worldwide collection.

It is the 7th part of the popular movie series, Fast and Furious, whose first part was released in the year 2001. It is the highest grossing movie of the series and broke many preexisting records of other parts of the movie.

Worldwide Gross: $1.51 Billion

5. The Avengers

The Avengers

The Avengers is one of the most successful movies of Marvel Studios, which was released in the year 2012. The film received great response worldwide and smashed many records.

The Avengers on its opening day fetched more than $390 Million across the world, which made it stand among the movies with highest opening collections.

Apart from being the fifth highest grossing hollywood movie, the Avengers set many records including highest collection on opening weekend for any film, highest cumulative gross, etc.

Worldwide Gross: $1.51 Billion

4. Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Next on this list is Jurassic World, a science fiction movie, which was released in the year 2015 and fetched more than $1.5 Billion.

The first movie of the series, Jurassic Park was released in the year 1993. The second and third part of the series were released in 1997 and 2011 respectively. Jurassic World is the highest grossing movie of the Jurassic Park series and fetched more than $1.5 Billion across the world.

Worldwide Gross: $1.67 Billion

3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

star-wars

Based on extra terrestrial sci-fi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most adored movie among the youth around the globe, is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed, co-produced, and co-written by by J.J Abrams.

The film was distributed Walt Disney studio and Motion pictures was made with a budget of  $306 million, whose running time was 136 minutes.

Worldwide Gross: $2.06 Billion

2. Titanic

Titanic

Titanic with a worldwide gross of $2.18 Billion stand at 2nd in the list of top 10 highest grossing hollywood movies till 2016. Directed by James Cameron, Titanic was released in the year 1997.

A full scale ship was built specially for this movie and a huge horizon tank with capacity of 6.46 Crore Litres was constructed for the oceanic view of the ship.

Winner of multiple awards, Titanic is a highly acclaimed movie and fetched $2.18 Billion as worldwide collection. Titanic was also a high budget movie, which was made with a budget of $200 Million.

Worldwide Gross: $2.18 Billion

1. Avatar

Avatar

Avatar is the highest grossing hollywood movie till 2016, which was released in the year 2009. Avatar is a highly acclaimed hollywood movie that created history by smashing all the records to become the highest grossing hollywood movie.

Made with a budget of more than $237 Million, Avatar is a science fiction movie, which used many innovative visual effects techniques. A specially designed Digital Asset Management (DAM) called Gaia was made by Microsoft for this movie only.

Also, creating new characters and filming needed a huge storage capacity, which can be traced from the fact that each minute of the final footage occupied more than 17 gigabytes of memory.

Avatar was released on more than 14,500 screens and on its opening, the movie earned more than $26 Million. Within 20 days of its release, the revenue generated by the movie crossed the mark of $1 Billion.

Worldwide Gross: $2.78 Billion

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