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When we go to watch a movie, we judge it based on its characters, dialogues or plot, and that is what leaves a deep impression into our hearts. But what is that make these the highest grossing movies?
Read further to know, because in this blog we will be mentioning the World’s Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies of all times and what is that x-factor in them, that helped them become a part of this list.
1. AVENGERS: ENDGAME
- Box office: $2,790,200,000
- Released Year: 2019
Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing film of all time. It made this record in such a short time frame. But how did that happen?
It’s the culmination of 20 odd films, a decade-long story in which all the movies were at least entertaining popcorn blockbusters. Many films deliver a combination of love, fun, sadness, fight, and a happy end. But, a 10-year ride to make people cry at the end? The emotional connection which the audience made with the characters, and in the end, seeing them leave was so emotional. No other film than Avengers: Endgame could do this. Losing Natasha, the way Clint felt, we all could feel it.
The shot in which Thanos was facing Cap alone is literally the best scene ever. And, the most emotional moments being the uniting of Ant-Man and Cassie, and Tony’s sacrifice to save the universe. The death of Iron Man was again that touched all of us.
Avengers: Endgame was a perfect blend of comedy, love, action and emotions, and the dialogue “Avengers! Assemble!” before the battle of our favourite characters, took out heart.
- Box office: $2,789,700,000
- Released Year: 2009
The movie Avatar directed by James Cameron was a hit. With its stunning leap in 3D technology, ground-breaking effects and jaw-dropping visuals and mythological plot made an ever- lasting impact on audience.
It spoke to audiences everywhere in the world, in a way only few films have ever resonated with viewers. The plot was very well written, with a realistic scenario, showing the recklessness of the people on Earth towards the environment, resulting in the depletion of resources.
Cameron seems to believe that “the movies” can give audience a transformative experience; so every scene of his film bears the Herculean effort of truly genius worldbuilding, telling the simple story of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and his Dances with Wolves-like saving of the Na’vi, natives to the planet of Pandora, from the destructive forces of colonialism. Over all, the movie was a blockbuster for its 3D technological advancement before any other.
- Box office: $2,187,500,000
- Released Year: 1997
Directed by James Cameron, the film was based on a real story that touched people hard. The incident happened in 1912 when titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean between America and England.
The movie didn’t just reiterate the sinking of the ship but also the feelings of travellers and a lot many things which the audience could feel. That necklace and that painting really did its magic while telling a tale of young love.
It did create a lot of expectations from the film since it was based on an original story. However, it came up with a more surprising thing, that was the love story between Jack and Rose. The storytelling method, as well as the background music, was astounding, which made people connect really well. And that Titanic Pose is still popular among couples.
4. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
- Box office: $2,068,200,000
- Released Year: 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens directed by J.J.Abrams was the remedy to the near-terminal Prequel-itis of fans. It was an emotional thrill-ride and a welcome return to the character-driven stories of the original trilogy. There is a raw and visceral feeling to the action. Laughs are frequent in this film, as is the warm camaraderie and genuine sadness. This is a true epic blockbuster.
The best parts are the old-fashioned dog fights the Falcon gets into with some First Order Tie fighters. The ending on Han was arguably the best send-off audiences could ever hope to have for him. The sequel factor undoubtedly results in attracting audience for the characters they love from the original trilogy. Also, its great marketing campaign made it a huge success.
5. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
- Box office: $2,048,400,000
- Released Year: 2018
Avengers Infinity war, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo was the beginning of a whole new change with a lot of plot twists that paid off.
All the marvel comics, movies, and plots had led to this massive fight where there’s a huge crossover of a lot of marvel heroes. It led to great excitement before its coming as great changes were to be made to the universe, for the better or worse.
The movie was amazingly relatable as it did not depict heroes as immortal, but rather as people or aliens who fought to protect. The scenes kept us at the edge of our seats, waiting to see what might happen to our beloved Avengers. Its direct sequel was Avengers: Endgame that reached heights.
6. JURASSIC WORLD
- Box office: $1,671,700,000
- Released Year: 2015
Jurassic World Directed by Colin Trevorrow was the fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park series and direct sequel to Jurassic park. It was a combination of spectacular visual imagery and exciting perspective of dinosaurs.
The new casting has given this franchise a fresh start. In fact, casting remained the major factor behind its success. Chris Pratt has become one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars in the past year and shows what a true movie star looks like. With the added ability to see a T-Rex in 3D, it made dinosaurs look quite realistic in the movie.
The trailer, the marketing, the casts, and the success of the former movies are other most obvious reasons for its success both – domestically and internationally.
7. THE LION KING
- Box Office: $1,656,943,394
- Released Year: 2019
The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau became the top-grossing animated film surpassing Frozen 2. It is an animated remake of its 1994 film, the lion king, and the first animated feature that Disney created independent of the direct source material.
It had some really inspirational quotes like “It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all Through despair and hope, through faith and love. And so we are all connected in the great circle of life. Oh yes, the past can hurt.” And Scar-Simba confrontation being the best scene.
The defining moment is Sarabi’s intense repudiation of the king, especially considering she really has no leverage. She went from a barely defined character to a strong, respected leader in a few minutes.
8. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS
- Box office: $1,518,800,000
- Released Year: 2012
The Avengers is produced by Marvel, directed by Joss Whedon and distributed by Disney. It is based on Marvel comics.
Its sequels including infinity war and endgame have already made their way in the top 10 grossing films. The feeling was hard to describe as a comic book fan, who got to see all the characters on screen together fighting for the first time.
It was so hard to believe they’ll reunite again, joined by friends and foes across the galaxy to fight Thanos. And, the funniest moment of all was The Hulk. Its success was largely due to the coming together of all these characters with a huge fan base.
9. FURIOUS 7
- Box office: $1,516,000,000
- Released Year: 2015
Furious 7 Directed by James Wan is the seventh installment of the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious franchise.
The movie is full of action-packed heists, rescues and top stunts. The film became a critical and blockbuster success, with praise being aimed at the film’s action sequences and its emotional tribute to Paul Walker, who died in the midst of the shooting.
There are more than a few instances where his face is digitally pasted on another body—his brothers stood in for him to help finish the production. The movie is also a celebration of his life. The solid and personal writing due to the tragic death of Walker created a bigger impact on its success.
10. FROZEN 2
- Box office- $1,450,026,933
- Released Year: 2019
Frozen 2, directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck has some sequences where you roll on the floor laughing and there are some scenes that will surely make you cry.
The vuelie reprise at the beginning gave goosebumps. The animation in this movie is jaw-dropping and it clearly rises above frozen. Each and every song is a smash hit and manages to reach and rise above the let it go status. The plot is very deep to understand. The character transformation and climax is above all.
These were the 10 highest-grossing films of all time that made the highest box office collection. But is there any movie you believe should have been a part of this list, in place of any of these? Do comment and let us know what’s so special about it.