List of highest-grossing films in Canada and the United States

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The following is a list of the highest-grossing films in Canada and the United States, a market known in the film industry as the North American box office and the domestic box office,[1][2] and where "gross" is defined in US dollars.

Adjusted for ticket-price inflation

This chart was compiled based on data from Box Office Mojo, by dividing the gross by the average ticket price to calculate an estimate of the total number of admissions.[3] Admissions better reflect the popularity of older films, since they are less susceptible to the effects of inflation.

Many of the films on this list released prior to the availability of home video have had multiple releases.

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Rank Title Year Est. tickets[3] Adjusted gross
1 Gone with the Wind 1939 202,044,600 $1,804,258,278
2 Star Wars 1977 178,119,600 $1,590,608,028
3 The Sound of Music 1965 142,415,400 $1,271,769,522
4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 141,854,300 $1,266,758,899
5 Titanic film currently playing 1997 135,547,600 $1,210,440,068
6 The Ten Commandments 1956 131,000,000 $1,169,830,000
7 Jaws 1975 128,078,800 $1,143,743,684
8 Doctor Zhivago 1965 124,135,500 $1,108,530,015
9 The Exorcist 1973 110,599,200 $987,650,856
10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 109,000,000 $973,370,000
11 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 108,115,100 $965,467,843
12 One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 99,917,300 $892,261,489
13 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 98,180,600 $876,752,758
14 Ben-Hur 1959 98,000,000 $875,140,000
15 Avatar 2009 [nb 1] 97,255,300 $868,489,829
16 Return of the Jedi 1983 94,059,400 $839,950,442
17 Jurassic Park 1993 91,922,000 $820,863,460
18 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999 90,312,700 $806,492,411
19 The Sting 1973 89,142,900 $796,046,097
20 The Lion King 1994 89,101,100 $795,672,823
21 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 88,526,800 $790,544,324
22 The Graduate 1967 85,576,700 $764,199,931
23 Fantasia 1941 83,043,500 $741,578,455
24 Jurassic World 2015 79,051,900 $705,933,467
25 The Godfather 1972 78,922,600 $704,778,818
26 Forrest Gump 1994 78,545,600 $701,412,208
27 Mary Poppins 1964 78,181,800 $698,163,474
28 Grease 1978 76,969,200 $687,334,956
29 The Avengers 2012 76,768,200 $685,540,026
30 Thunderball 1965 74,800,000 $667,964,000
31 The Dark Knight 2008 74,455,400 $664,886,722
32 The Jungle Book 1967 73,679,900 $657,961,507
33 Sleeping Beauty 1959 72,676,100 $648,997,573
34 Ghostbusters 1984 71,160,400 $635,462,372
35 Shrek 2 2004 71,050,900 $634,484,537
36 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 70,557,900 $630,082,047
37 Love Story 1970 69,998,100 $625,083,033
38 Spider-Man 2002 69,484,700 $620,498,371
39 Independence Day 1996 69,268,900 $618,571,277
40 Home Alone 1990 67,734,200 $604,866,406
41 Pinocchio 1940 67,403,300 $601,911,469
42 Cleopatra 1963 67,183,500 $599,948,655
43 Beverly Hills Cop 1984 67,150,000 $599,649,500
44 Goldfinger 1964 66,300,000 $592,059,000
45 Airport 1970 66,111,300 $590,373,909
46 American Graffiti 1973 65,714,300 $586,828,699
47 The Robe 1953 65,454,500 $584,508,685
48 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 64,628,400 $577,131,612
49 Around the World in 80 Days 1956 64,615,400 $577,015,522
50 Bambi 1942 63,712,400 $568,951,732
51 Blazing Saddles 1974 63,227,500 $564,621,575
52 Batman 1989 62,954,600 $562,184,578
53 Cinderella 1950 62,879,300 $561,512,149
54 The Bells of St. Mary's 1945 62,745,100 $560,313,743
55 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 61,639,700 $550,442,521
56 Finding Nemo 2003 61,623,900 $550,301,427
57 The Towering Inferno 1974 61,375,700 $548,085,001
58 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 60,442,600 $539,752,418
59 Spider-Man 2 2004 60,158,700 $537,217,191
60 My Fair Lady 1964 60,000,000 $535,800,000
61 The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 60,000,000 $535,800,000
62 National Lampoon's Animal House 1978 59,890,300 $534,820,379
63 The Passion of the Christ 2004 59,704,800 $533,163,864
64 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005 59,324,600 $529,768,678
65 Back to the Future 1985 59,050,700 $527,322,751
66 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 57,725,300 $515,486,929
67 The Dark Knight Rises 2012 57,601,400 $514,380,502
68 The Sixth Sense 1999 57,579,100 $514,181,363
69 Superman 1978 57,358,100 $512,207,833
70 Beauty and the Beast 2017 57,015,200 $509,145,736
71 Tootsie 1982 56,903,900 $508,151,827
72 Smokey and the Bandit 1977 56,832,900 $507,517,797
73 Finding Dory 2016 56,165,800 $501,560,594
74 West Side Story 1961 55,970,300 $499,814,779
75 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 55,922,000 $499,383,460
76 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 55,913,000 $499,303,090
77 Lady and the Tramp 1955 55,734,900 $497,712,657
78 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 55,383,600 $494,575,548
79 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 55,069,400 $491,769,742
80 Rocky 1976 55,040,000 $491,507,200
81 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 55,000,000 $491,150,000
82 The Poseidon Adventure 1972 54,902,000 $490,274,860
83 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 54,799,300 $489,357,749
84 Twister 1996 54,688,100 $488,364,733
85 Men in Black 1997 54,616,700 $487,727,131
86 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 54,400,000 $485,792,000
87 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 53,900,900 $481,335,037
88 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 53,875,400 $481,107,322
89 Swiss Family Robinson 1960 53,808,000 $480,505,440
90 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 53,685,400 $479,410,622
91 M*A*S*H 1970 53,684,200 $479,399,906
92 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 53,532,800 $478,047,904
93 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 53,527,100 $477,997,003
94 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones 2002 53,468,500 $477,473,705
95 Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 52,684,400 $470,471,692
96 Aladdin 1992 52,442,300 $468,309,739
97 Toy Story 3 2010 52,201,900 $466,162,967
98 Ghost 1990 51,465,200 $459,584,236
99 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 51,114,600 $456,453,378
100 Duel in the Sun 1946 51,020,400 $455,612,172

Factors in determining "adjusted gross"

No one yet has calculated a truly precise and definite referential adjusted gross for a film, since doing so would have to take into account most (or all) of the following:

  • Box office gross on initial release
  • Ticket price at time of release, or its relative price to other commodities in a given year,[5] in relation to general inflation and gross domestic product.[6] Related to that:
  • economic conditions that may help or hurt the entertainment industry as a whole (theaters in 2008 lowered ticket prices to attract more viewers though the average ticket cost $7.00)[5]
  • Population at time of release—to be used to calculate:
  • Availability of films (number of theaters and screens, number of prints)
  • Competition of other media (television, internet, home video, film piracy)[5]
  • Total number of films in the marketplace at a given time[5]
  • Screen quotas (no influence on U.S. box office)
  • Price differences: matinee and evening tickets,[7] roadshow tickets,[7] or difference between rural and urban cinemas[6]
  • Length of release (number of weeks)[7]

Further explanation of issues with calculating an adjusted gross can be found in the article for List of highest-grossing films.

Not adjusted for inflation

This is a list of the highest-grossing films in the U.S. and Canada,[8] a market known in the film industry as the North American box office, or as the domestic box office within the U.S. itself.[1][2] The chart is ranked by lifetime gross, and for comparison, the figures adjusted for the effects of inflation are also listed, using the U.S. consumer price index;[9] a film's earnings from its initial release are also included to provide a basis for comparison between films released around the same time.

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Rank Title Initial gross
(unadjusted)
Unadjusted Adjusted Year
Lifetime gross
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $936,662,225 $936,662,225 $946,393,097 2015
2 Avatar $749,766,139 $760,507,625 $848,785,929 2009
3 Titanic film currently playing $600,788,188 $659,325,379 $957,362,640 1997
4 Jurassic World $652,270,625 $652,270,625 $659,046,987 2015
5 The Avengers $623,357,910 $623,357,910 $650,283,647 2012
6 The Dark Knight $533,345,358 $534,858,444 $594,853,024 2008
7 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $532,177,324 $532,177,324 $532,177,324 2016
8 Beauty and the Beast $504,014,165 $504,014,165 $504,014,165 2017
9 Finding Dory $486,295,561 $486,295,561 $486,295,561 2016
10 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace $431,088,301 $474,544,677 $665,098,249 1999
11 Star Wars $221,300,000* $460,998,007 $1,399,814,175 1977
12 Avengers: Age of Ultron $459,005,868 $459,005,868 $463,774,425 2015
13 The Dark Knight Rises $448,139,099 $448,139,099 $467,496,318 2012
14 Shrek 2 $441,226,247 $441,226,247 $559,461,822 2004
15 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $359,200,000 $435,110,554 $1,028,846,703 1982
16 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $424,668,047 $424,668,047 $436,619,419 2013
17 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812 $423,315,812 $502,905,893 2006
18 The Lion King $312,855,561 $422,783,777 $626,749,117 1994
19 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880 $415,004,880 $455,789,733 2010
20 Wonder Woman $412,563,408 $412,563,408 $412,563,408 2017
21 Iron Man 3 $409,013,994 $409,013,994 $420,524,816 2013
22 Captain America: Civil War $408,084,349 $408,084,349 $408,084,349 2016
23 The Hunger Games $408,010,692 $408,010,692 $425,634,578 2012
24 Spider-Man $403,706,375 $403,706,375 $537,553,151 2002
25 Jurassic Park $357,067,947 $402,453,882 $638,650,789 1993
26 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870 $402,111,870 $448,890,822 2009
27 Frozen $400,738,009 $400,738,009 $412,015,922 2013
28 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $389,813,101 $389,813,101 $389,813,101 2017
29 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $381,011,219 $381,011,219 $405,641,678 2011
30 Finding Nemo $339,714,978 $380,843,261 $485,185,684 2003
31 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577 $380,270,577 $466,315,785 2005
32 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $377,027,325 $377,845,905 $491,729,973 2003
33 Spider-Man 2 $373,585,825 $373,585,825 $473,695,769 2004
34 The Passion of the Christ $370,274,604 $370,782,930 $470,120,585 2004
35 The Secret Life of Pets $368,384,330 $368,384,330 $368,384,330 2016
36 Despicable Me 2 $368,061,265 $368,061,265 $378,419,561 2013
37 The Jungle Book $364,001,123 $364,001,123 $364,001,123 2016
38 Deadpool $363,070,709 $363,070,709 $363,070,709 2016
39 Inside Out $356,461,711 $356,461,711 $360,164,949 2015
40 Furious 7 $353,007,020 $353,007,020 $356,674,368 2015
41 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $352,390,543 $352,390,543 $375,170,819 2011
42 American Sniper $350,126,372 $350,126,372 $354,211,344 2014
43 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $339,789,881 $342,551,365 $455,859,276 2002
44 Zootopia $341,268,248 $341,268,248 $341,268,248 2016
45 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 $337,135,885 $337,135,885 $341,069,295 2014
46 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303 $336,530,303 $388,703,032 2007
47 Minions $336,045,770 $336,045,770 $339,536,910 2015
48 Spider-Man: Homecoming film currently playing $334,201,140 $334,201,140 $334,201,140 2017
49 Alice in Wonderland $334,191,110 $334,191,110 $367,033,942 2010
50 Guardians of the Galaxy $333,176,600 $333,176,600 $337,063,816 2014
51 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $330,360,194 $330,360,194 $330,360,194 2016
52 Forrest Gump $329,694,499 $330,252,182 $533,301,350 1994
53 It film currently playing $327,186,179 $327,186,179 $327,186,179 2017
54 Suicide Squad $325,100,054 $325,100,054 $325,100,054 2016
55 Shrek the Third $322,719,944 $322,719,944 $372,751,635 2007
56 Transformers $319,246,193 $319,246,193 $368,739,344 2007
57 Iron Man $318,412,101 $318,412,101 $354,190,400 2008
58 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone $317,575,550 $317,575,550 $429,541,671 2001
59 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $317,101,119 $317,101,119 $352,732,110 2008
60 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $313,364,114 $315,544,750 $426,502,074 2001
61 Iron Man 2 $312,128,345 $312,128,345 $342,802,945 2010
62 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones $302,191,252 $310,676,740 $413,680,018 2002
63 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $309,420,425 $309,420,425 $357,390,274 2007
64 Return of the Jedi $252,583,617 $309,306,177 $700,259,495 1983
65 Independence Day $306,169,268 $306,169,268 $467,536,648 1996
66 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl $305,413,918 $305,413,918 $397,623,728 2003
67 Skyfall $304,360,277 $304,360,277 $317,507,017 2012
68 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $303,003,568 $303,003,568 $316,091,706 2012
69 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $301,959,197 $301,959,197 $337,087,070 2009
70 Thor: Ragnarok film currently playing $301,156,064 $301,156,064 $301,156,064 2017
71 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse $300,531,751 $300,531,751 $330,066,689 2010
72 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $296,607,170 $296,607,170 $331,112,425 2009
73 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $295,983,305 $295,983,305 $325,071,242 2010
74 The Sixth Sense $293,506,292 $293,506,292 $421,966,597 1999
75 Up $293,004,164 $293,004,164 $327,090,270 2009
76 Inception $292,576,195 $292,576,195 $321,329,296 2010
77 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 $292,324,737 $292,324,737 $304,951,606 2012
78 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $292,004,738 $292,004,738 $337,274,611 2007
79 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $291,710,957 $291,710,957 $357,717,457 2005
80 Man of Steel $291,045,518 $291,045,518 $299,236,370 2013
81 The Empire Strikes Back $181,400,000* $290,475,067 $738,973,858 1980
82 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $290,013,036 $290,013,036 $355,635,342 2005
83 Monsters, Inc. $255,873,250 $289,916,256 $381,598,763 2001
84 Home Alone $285,761,243 $285,761,243 $523,847,088 1990
85 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $281,723,902 $281,723,902 $284,650,698 2015
86 The Matrix Reloaded $281,576,461 $281,576,461 $366,589,325 2003
87 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 $281,287,133 $281,287,133 $299,470,931 2011
88 Meet the Fockers $279,261,160 $279,261,160 $354,094,885 2004
89 The Hangover $277,322,503 $277,322,503 $309,584,311 2009
90 Gravity $274,092,705 $274,092,705 $281,806,457 2013
91 Sing $270,329,045 $270,329,045 $270,329,045 2016
92 Monsters University $268,492,764 $268,492,764 $276,048,918 2013
93 Shrek $267,665,011 $267,665,011 $362,034,408 2001
94 Despicable Me 3 film currently playing $264,543,880 $264,543,880 $264,543,880 2017
95 The Amazing Spider-Man $262,030,663 $262,030,663 $273,348,990 2012
96 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $261,988,482 $261,988,482 $348,849,418 2002
97 The Incredibles $261,441,092 $261,441,092 $331,499,566 2004
98 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $260,044,825 $260,044,825 $361,650,745 2000
99 Jaws $191,741,308* $260,000,000 $1,110,822,117 1975
100 Captain America: The Winter Soldier $259,766,572 $259,766,572 $262,797,304 2014

* These films fall outside the top 100 when considering only initial gross, and would be replaced by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($258.36m), The Lego Movie ($257.76m) and Star Trek ($257.73m).

Franchises and film series adjusted for inflation

This chart was compiled based on data from Box Office Mojo, by dividing the gross by the average ticket price to calculate an estimate of the total number of admissions.

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Highest-grossing franchises and film series[§] (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total adjusted for inflation No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film
1 Star Wars $6,669,309,100 9 $741,034,344 Star Wars ($1,590,607,900)
Original trilogy $3,306,637,300 3 $1,102,212,433 Star Wars ($1,590,607,900)
1 Star Wars (1977) $1,590,607,900
2 The Empire Strikes Back (1980) $876,078,900
3 Return of the Jedi (1983) $839,950,500
Prequel trilogy $1,813,728,700 3 $604,576,233 The Phantom Menace ($806,486,800)
1 I: The Phantom Menace (1999) $806,486,800
2 III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) $529,768,500
3 II: Attack of the Clones (2002) $477,473,400
Sequel trilogy $965,467,800 1 $965,467,800 The Force Awakens ($965,467,800)
1 VII: The Force Awakens (2015) $965,467,800
Anthology films $539,743,700 1 $539,743,700 Rogue One ($539,743,700)
1 Rogue One (2016) $539,743,700
The Clone Wars (2008) $43,731,600
2 James Bond $6,001,141,601 26 $230,813,139 Thunderball ($667,964,000)
Eon series $5,680,626,900 24 $236,692,788 Thunderball ($667,964,000)
Sean Connery's Bond $2,224,703,000 6 $370,783,833 Thunderball ($667,964,000)
1 Thunderball (1965) $667,964,000
2 Goldfinger (1964) $592,059,000
3 You Only Live Twice (1967) $320,622,600
4 From Russia with Love (1963) $238,102,300
5 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) $237,156,700
6 Dr. No (1962) $168,798,400
Roger Moore's Bond $1,211,486,500 7 $173,069,500 Moonraker ($250,140,000)
1 Moonraker (1979) $250,140,000
2 Octopussy (1983) $192,473,000
3 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) $187,564,700
4 Live and Let Die (1973) $178,488,200
5 For Your Eyes Only (1981) $176,071,300
6 A View to a Kill (1985) $126,599,600
7 The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) $100,149,700
Daniel Craig's Bond $979,819,000 4 $244,954,750 Skyfall ($337,929,100)
1 Skyfall (2012) $337,929,100
2 Casino Royale (2006) $227,078,100
3 Quantum of Solace (2008) $209,405,300
4 Spectre (2015) $205,406,500
Pierce Brosnan's Bond $926,513,900 4 $231,628,475 Die Another Day ($246,325,400)
1 Die Another Day (2002) $246,325,400
2 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) $240,316,800
3 The World Is Not Enough (1999) $221,944,500
4 GoldenEye (1995) $217,927,200
Timothy Dalton's Bond $194,881,800 2 $97,440,900 The Living Daylights ($116,902,800)
1 The Living Daylights (1987) $116,902,800
2 Licence to Kill (1989) $77,979,000
George Lazenby's Bond $143,222,700 1 $143,222,700 On Her Majesty's Secret Service ($143,222,700)
1 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) $143,222,700
Casino Royale (1967) $163,367,001
Never Say Never Again (1983) $157,147,700
3 Marvel Cinematic Universe film currently playing $5,654,682,800 17 $332,628,400 The Avengers ($686,549,200)
Phase One $2,000,507,100 6 $333,417,850 The Avengers ($686,549,200)
1 The Avengers (2012) $686,549,200
2 Iron Man (2008) $396,008,600
3 Iron Man 2 (2010) $350,947,100
4 Thor (2011) $200,630,000
5 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) $198,708,500
6 The Incredible Hulk (2008) $167,663,700
Phase Two $1,976,005,600 6 $329,334,267 Avengers: Age of Ultron ($477,995,400)
1 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) $477,995,400
2 Iron Man 3 (2013) $435,858,600
3 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) $367,715,700
4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) $278,574,900
5 Thor: The Dark World (2013) $220,935,900
6 Ant-Man (2015) $194,925,100
Phase Three film currently playing $1,678,170,100 5 $335,634,020 Captain America: Civil War ($417,524,200)
1 Captain America: Civil War (2016) $417,524,200
2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) $388,959,800
3 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) film currently playing $334,201,100
4 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) film currently playing $301,156,000
5 Doctor Strange (2016) $236,329,000
4 Batman $3,561,371,442 13 $273,951,649 The Dark Knight ($663,222,300)
Burton/Schumacher series $1,550,139,927 5 $310,027,985 Batman ($562,184,700)
Main series $1,499,164,500 4 $374,791,125 Batman ($562,184,700)
1 Batman (1989) $562,184,700
2 Batman Forever (1995) $377,792,600
3 Batman Returns (1992) $350,382,400
4 Batman & Robin (1997) $208,804,800
Catwoman (2004) $50,975,427
Nolan series $1,463,499,500 3 $487,833,167 The Dark Knight ($663,222,300)
1 The Dark Knight (2008) $663,222,300
2 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) $514,205,500
3 Batman Begins (2005) $286,071,700
DC Extended Universe $341,667,400 1 $341,667,400 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($341,667,400)
1 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) $341,667,400
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) $177,492,300
Batman: The Movie (1966) $12,548,615
Mask of the Phantasm (1993) $12,062,400
The Killing Joke (2016) $3,961,300
5 J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World $3,401,381,500 9 $377,931,278 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ($499,302,900)
Harry Potter series $3,163,696,900 8 $395,462,113 Sorcerer's Stone ($499,302,900)
1 Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $499,302,900
2 Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) $428,549,900
3 Goblet of Fire (2005) $403,415,200
4 Chamber of Secrets (2002) $401,098,800
5 Order of the Phoenix (2007) $379,011,900
6 Half-Blood Prince (2009) $361,407,100
7 Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) $358,840,900
8 Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) $330,313,400
9 IMAX Marathon (2016) $1,756,800
Fantastic Beasts series $237,684,600 1 $237,684,600 Where to Find Them ($237,684,600)
1 Where to Find Them (2016) $237,684,600
6 J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth $2,567,680,446 7 $366,811,492 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($550,407,097)
Peter Jackson series $2,447,377,246 6 $407,896,208 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($550,407,097)
The Lord of the Rings $1,554,574,846 3 $518,191,615 The Return of the King ($550,407,097)
1 The Return of the King (2003) $550,407,097
2 The Two Towers (2002) $515,096,204
3 The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $489,071,545
The Hobbit $896,819,400 3 $298,939,800 An Unexpected Journey ($337,855,000)
1 An Unexpected Journey (2012) $337,855,000
2 The Desolation of Smaug (2013) $281,429,800
3 The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) $277,534,600
The Lord of the Rings (1978) $116,286,200
7 Star Trek $2,532,972,300 13 $194,844,023 Star Trek ($308,513,800)
The Original Series $1,270,645,400 6 $211,774,233 The Motion Picture ($292,656,600)
1 The Motion Picture (1979) $292,656,600
2 IV: The Voyage Home (1986) $257,808,700
3 II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) $239,691,400
4 III: The Search for Spock (1984) $203,240,000
5 VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) $159,809,000
6 V: The Final Frontier (1989) $117,439,700
Kelvin Timeline $718,974,800 3 $239,658,267 Star Trek ($308,513,800)
1 Star Trek (2009) $308,513,800
2 Into Darkness (2013) $243,794,000
3 Beyond (2016) $166,667,000
The Next Generation $543,352,100 4 $135,838,025 First Contact ($185,220,500)
1 First Contact (1996) $185,220,500
2 Generations (1994) $161,145,000
3 Insurrection (1998) $131,259,300
4 Nemesis (2002) $65,727,300
8 Spider-Man film currently playing $2,447,030,600 6 $407,838,433 Spider-Man ($620,498,800)
Raimi series $1,594,521,000 3 $531,507,000 Spider-Man ($620,498,800)
1 Spider-Man (2002) $620,498,800
2 Spider-Man 2 (2004) $537,217,600
3 Spider-Man 3 (2007) $436,804,600
Webb series $518,308,500 2 $259,154,250 The Amazing Spider-Man ($300,744,000)
1 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) $300,744,000
2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) $217,564,500
Marvel Cinematic Universe film currently playing $334,201,100 1 $334,201,100 Homecoming ($334,201,100)
1 Homecoming (2017) film currently playing $334,201,100
9 X-Men $2,443,363,100 10 $244,336,310 Deadpool ($377,676,300)
Main series $1,471,152,300 6 $245,192,050 The Last Stand ($319,520,100)
1 The Last Stand (2006) $319,520,100
2 X2 (2003) $318,325,200
3 X-Men (2000) $260,609,700
4 Days of Future Past (2014) $251,227,700
5 First Class (2011) $162,390,800
6 Apocalypse (2016) $159,078,800
Wolverine series $594,534,500 3 $198,178,167 Logan ($228,324,900)
1 Logan (2017) $228,324,900
2 Origins: Wolverine (2009) $215,329,200
3 The Wolverine (2013) $150,880,400
Deadpool series $377,676,300 1 $377,676,300 Deadpool ($377,676,300)
1 Deadpool (2016) $377,676,300
10 Jurassic Park $2,253,928,525 4 $563,482,131 Jurassic Park ($816,481,425)
1 Jurassic Park (1993) $816,481,425
2 Jurassic World (2015) $705,909,400
3 The Lost World (1997) $445,695,900
4 Jurassic Park III (2001) $285,841,800
11 Indiana Jones $2,104,093,823 4 $526,023,456 Raiders of the Lost Ark ($790,367,423)
1 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $790,367,423
2 Temple of Doom (1984) $478,048,100
3 Last Crusade (1989) $441,289,300
4 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) $394,389,000
12 Superman $2,023,048,807 8 $252,881,101 Superman ($512,208,100)
Original series $1,098,451,407 5 $219,690,281 Superman ($512,208,100)
Christopher Reeve films $1,065,494,500 4 $266,373,625 Superman ($512,208,100)
1 Superman (1978) $512,208,100
2 Superman II (1980) $347,517,400
3 Superman III (1983) $169,955,300
4 The Quest for Peace (1987) $35,813,700
Supergirl (1984) $32,956,907
DC Extended Universe $651,814,900 2 $325,907,450 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($341,667,400)
1 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) $341,667,400
2 Man of Steel (2013) $310,147,500
Superman Returns (2006) $272,782,500
13 Shrek $1,914,006,100 5 $382,801,220 Shrek 2 ($634,484,800)
Main series $1,743,835,400 4 $435,958,850 Shrek 2 ($634,484,800)
1 Shrek 2 (2004) $634,484,800
2 Shrek (2001) $422,305,400
3 Shrek the Third (2007) $418,879,200
4 Shrek Forever After (2010) $268,166,000
Puss in Boots (2011) $170,170,700
14 Pirates of the Caribbean $1,870,468,900 5 $374,093,780 Dead Man's Chest ($577,131,300)
1 Dead Man's Chest (2006) $577,131,300
2 The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) $452,294,700
3 At World's End (2007) $401,616,900
4 On Stranger Tides (2011) $267,252,700
5 Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) $172,173,300
15 Rocky $1,783,131,000 7 $254,733,000 Rocky ($491,507,000)
Main series $1,670,312,500 6 $278,385,417 Rocky ($491,507,000)
1 Rocky (1976) $491,507,000
2 Rocky III (1982) $379,643,300
3 Rocky IV (1985) $316,008,600
4 Rocky II (1979) $303,058,400
5 Rocky Balboa (2006) $93,652,900
6 Rocky V (1990) $86,442,300
Creed (2015) $112,818,500
16 The Fast and the Furious $1,765,660,100 8 $220,707,513 Furious 7 ($366,342,500)
1 Furious 7 (2015) $366,342,500
2 Fast & Furious 6 (2013) $254,345,000
3 Fast Five (2011) $232,518,900
4 The Fast and the Furious (2001) $228,036,700
5 The Fate of the Furious (2017) $225,260,300
6 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) $188,307,300
7 Fast & Furious (2009) $185,619,800
8 Tokyo Drift (2006) $85,229,600
17 Transformers $1,706,167,700 6 $284,361,283 Revenge of the Fallen ($481,335,300)
Live-action series $1,692,087,600 5 $338,417,520 Revenge of the Fallen ($481,335,300)
1 Revenge of the Fallen (2009) $481,335,300
2 Transformers (2007) $414,370,400
3 Dark of the Moon (2011) $395,249,700
4 Age of Extinction (2014) $271,254,400
5 The Last Knight (2017) $129,877,800
The Transformers: The Movie (1986) $14,080,100
18 Jaws $1,630,239,600 4 $407,559,900 Jaws ($1,143,743,800)
1 Jaws (1975) $1,143,743,800
2 Jaws 2 (1978) $310,038,200
3 Jaws 3-D (1983) $129,037,200
4 The Revenge (1987) $47,420,400
19 DC Extended Universe film currently playing $1,616,639,200 5 $323,327,840 Wonder Woman ($411,824,800)
1 Wonder Woman (2017) $411,824,800
2 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) $341,667,400
3 Suicide Squad (2016) $340,939,100
4 Man of Steel (2013) $310,147,500
5 Justice League (2017) film currently playing $212,060,400
20 The Twilight Saga $1,571,095,348 5 $314,219,070 New Moon ($347,467,000)
1 New Moon (2009) $347,467,000
2 Eclipse (2010) $337,578,400
3 Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012) $324,413,600
4 Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) $320,702,500
5 Twilight (2008) $238,314,200
6 Twilight/New Moon Combo (2010) $2,619,648

Franchises and film series not adjusted for inflation

This is a list of highest-grossing franchises and film series in the U.S. and Canada.[10]

  film currently playing Background shading indicates that at least one film in the series is playing in the week commencing 08 December 2017 in theaters around the world.
(The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show")
Rank Series Total box office No. of films Average of films Highest-grossing film
1 Marvel Cinematic Universe film currently playing $5,260,119,295 17 $309,418,782 The Avengers ($623,357,910)
Phase Two $1,902,131,144 6 $317,021,857 Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459,005,868)
1 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) $459,005,868
2 Iron Man 3 (2013) $409,013,994
3 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) $387,780,407
4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) $259,766,572
5 Thor: The Dark World (2013) $206,362,140
6 Ant-Man (2015) $180,202,163
Phase One $1,746,695,384 6 $291,115,897 The Avengers ($623,357,910)
1 The Avengers (2012) $623,357,910
2 Iron Man (2008) $318,412,101
3 Iron Man 2 (2010) $312,433,331
4 Thor (2011) $181,030,624
5 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) $176,654,505
6 The Incredible Hulk (2008) $134,806,913
Phase Three film currently playing $1,665,896,574 5 $333,179,315 Captain America: Civil War ($408,084,349)
1 Captain America: Civil War (2016) $408,084,349
2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) $389,813,101
3 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) film currently playing $334,201,140
4 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) film currently playing $301,156,064
5 Doctor Strange (2016) $232,641,920
2 Star Wars $3,730,272,348 9 $414,474,705 The Force Awakens ($936,662,225)
Prequel trilogy $1,165,491,994 3 $388,497,331 The Phantom Menace ($474,544,677)
1 I: The Phantom Menace (1999) $474,544,677
2 III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) $380,270,577
3 II: Attack of the Clones (2002) $310,676,740
Original trilogy $1,060,779,251 3 $353,593,084 Star Wars ($460,998,007)
1 Star Wars (1977) $460,998,007
2 Return of the Jedi (1983) $309,306,177
3 The Empire Strikes Back (1980) $290,475,067
Sequel trilogy $936,662,225 1 $936,662,225 The Force Awakens ($936,662,225)
1 VII: The Force Awakens (2015) $936,662,225
Anthology films $532,177,324 1 $532,177,324 Rogue One ($532,177,324)
1 Rogue One (2016) $532,177,324
The Clone Wars (2008) $35,161,554
3 J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World $2,625,790,547 9 $291,754,505 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381,011,219)
Harry Potter series $2,391,752,972 8 $298,969,122 Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($381,011,219)
1 Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) $381,011,219
2 Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $317,575,550
3 Half-Blood Prince (2009) $301,959,197
4 Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) $295,983,305
5 Order of the Phoenix (2007) $292,004,738
6 Goblet of Fire (2005) $290,013,036
7 Chamber of Secrets (2002) $261,988,482
8 Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) $249,541,069
9 IMAX Marathon (2016) $1,676,376
Fantastic Beasts series $234,037,575 1 $234,037,575 Where to Find Them ($234,037,575)
1 Where to Find Them (2016) $234,037,575
4 Batman $2,451,123,594 13 $188,547,969 The Dark Knight ($534,858,444)
Nolan series $1,188,341,317 3 $396,113,772 The Dark Knight ($534,858,444)
1 The Dark Knight (2008) $534,858,444
2 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) $448,139,099
3 Batman Begins (2005) $205,343,774
Burton/Schumacher series $745,579,308 5 $149,115,862 Batman ($251,188,924)
Main series $705,376,929 4 $176,344,232 Batman ($251,188,924)
1 Batman (1989) $251,188,924
2 Batman Forever (1995) $184,031,112
3 Batman Returns (1992) $162,831,698
4 Batman & Robin (1997) $107,325,195
Catwoman (2004) $40,202,379
DC Extended Universe $330,360,194 1 $330,360,194 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330,360,194)
1 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) $330,360,194
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) $175,750,384
Mask of the Phantasm (1993) $5,617,391
The Killing Joke (2016) $3,775,000
Batman: The Movie (1966) $1,700,000
5 James Bond $2,135,650,120 26 $82,140,389 Skyfall ($304,360,277)
Eon series $2,057,472,561 24 $85,728,023 Skyfall ($304,360,277)
Daniel Craig's Bond $840,249,273 4 $210,062,318 Skyfall ($304,360,277)
1 Skyfall (2012) $304,360,277
2 Spectre (2015) $200,074,609
3 Quantum of Solace (2008) $168,368,427
4 Casino Royale (2006) $167,445,960
Pierce Brosnan's Bond $519,620,040 4 $129,905,010 Die Another Day ($160,942,139)
1 Die Another Day (2002) $160,942,139
2 The World Is Not Enough (1999) $126,943,684
3 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) $125,304,276
4 GoldenEye (1995) $106,429,941
Roger Moore's Bond $346,530,989 7 $49,504,427 Moonraker ($70,308,099)
1 Moonraker (1979) $70,308,099
2 Octopussy (1983) $67,893,619
3 For Your Eyes Only (1981) $54,812,802
4 A View to a Kill (1985) $50,327,960
5 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) $46,838,673
6 Live and Let Die (1973) $35,377,836
7 The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) $20,972,000
Sean Connery's Bond $242,444,854 6 $40,407,476 Thunderball ($63,595,658)
1 Thunderball (1965) $63,595,658
2 Goldfinger (1964) $51,081,062
3 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) $43,819,547
4 You Only Live Twice (1967) $43,084,787
5 From Russia with Love (1963) $24,796,765
6 Dr. No (1962) $16,067,035
Timothy Dalton's Bond $85,852,912 2 $42,926,456 The Living Daylights ($51,185,897)
1 The Living Daylights (1987) $51,185,897
2 Licence to Kill (1989) $34,667,015
George Lazenby's Bond $22,774,493 1 $22,774,493 On Her Majesty's Secret Service ($22,774,493)
1 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) $22,774,493
Never Say Never Again (1983) $55,432,841
Casino Royale (1967) $22,744,718
6 X-Men $2,044,171,987 10 $204,417,199 Deadpool ($363,070,709)
Main series $1,142,384,201 6 $190,397,367 The Last Stand ($234,362,462)
1 The Last Stand (2006) $234,362,462
2 Days of Future Past (2014) $233,921,534
3 X2 (2003) $214,949,694
4 X-Men (2000) $157,299,717
5 Apocalypse (2016) $155,442,489
6 First Class (2011) $146,408,305
Wolverine series $538,717,077 3 $179,572,359 Logan ($226,277,068)
1 Logan (2017) $226,277,068
2 Origins: Wolverine (2009) $179,883,157
3 The Wolverine (2013) $132,556,852
Deadpool series $363,070,709 1 $363,070,709 Deadpool ($363,070,709)
1 Deadpool (2016) $363,070,709
7 Spider-Man film currently playing $1,912,908,239 6 $318,818,040 Spider-Man ($403,706,375)
Raimi series $1,113,822,503 3 $371,274,168 Spider-Man ($403,706,375)
1 Spider-Man (2002) $403,706,375
2 Spider-Man 2 (2004) $373,585,825
3 Spider-Man 3 (2007) $336,530,303
Webb series $464,884,596 2 $232,442,298 The Amazing Spider-Man ($262,030,663)
1 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) $262,030,663
2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) $202,853,933
Marvel Cinematic Universe film currently playing $334,201,140 1 $334,201,140 Homecoming ($334,201,140)
1 Homecoming (2017) film currently playing $334,201,140
8 J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth $1,877,142,951 7 $268,163,279 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($377,027,325)
Peter Jackson series $1,846,671,531 6 $307,778,589 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($377,027,325)
The Lord of the Rings $1,030,181,320 3 $343,393,773 The Return of the King ($377,027,325)
1 The Return of the King (2003) $377,027,325
2 The Two Towers (2002) $339,789,881
3 The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $313,364,114
The Hobbit $816,490,211 3 $272,163,404 An Unexpected Journey ($303,003,568)
1 An Unexpected Journey (2012) $303,003,568
2 The Desolation of Smaug (2013) $258,366,855
3 The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) $255,119,788
The Lord of the Rings (1978) $30,471,420
9 DC Extended Universe film currently playing $1,571,129,545 5 $314,225,909 Wonder Woman ($412,563,408)
1 Wonder Woman (2017) $412,563,408
2 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) $330,360,194
3 Suicide Squad (2016) $325,100,054
4 Man of Steel (2013) $291,045,518
5 Justice League (2017) film currently playing $212,060,371
10 The Fast and the Furious $1,516,556,816 8 $189,569,602 Furious 7 ($353,007,020)
1 Furious 7 (2015) $353,007,020
2 Fast & Furious 6 (2013) $238,679,850
3 The Fate of the Furious (2017) $225,764,765
4 Fast Five (2011) $209,837,675
5 Fast & Furious (2009) $155,064,265
6 The Fast and the Furious (2001) $144,533,925
7 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) $127,154,901
8 Tokyo Drift (2006) $62,514,415
11 Jurassic Park $1,464,983,061 4 $366,245,765 Jurassic World ($652,270,625)
1 Jurassic World (2015) $652,270,625
2 Jurassic Park (1993) $402,453,882
3 The Lost World (1997) $229,086,679
4 Jurassic Park III (2001) $181,171,875
12 Transformers $1,455,206,012 6 $242,534,335 Revenge of the Fallen ($402,111,870)
Live-action series $1,449,356,365 5 $289,871,273 Revenge of the Fallen ($402,111,870)
1 Revenge of the Fallen (2009) $402,111,870
2 Dark of the Moon (2011) $352,390,543
3 Transformers (2007) $319,246,193
4 Age of Extinction (2014) $245,439,076
5 The Last Knight (2017) $130,168,683
The Transformers: The Movie (1986) $5,849,647
13 Pirates of the Caribbean $1,451,780,833 5 $290,356,167 Dead Man's Chest ($423,315,812)
1 Dead Man's Chest (2006) $423,315,812
2 At World's End (2007) $309,420,425
3 The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) $305,413,918
4 On Stranger Tides (2011) $241,071,802
5 Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) $172,558,876
14 The Hunger Games $1,451,538,526 4 $362,884,632 Catching Fire ($424,668,047)
1 Catching Fire (2013) $424,668,047
2 The Hunger Games (2012) $408,010,692
3 Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) $337,135,885
4 Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) $281,723,902
15 Shrek $1,419,608,493 5 $283,921,699 Shrek 2 ($441,226,247)
Main series $1,270,347,989 4 $317,586,997 Shrek 2 ($441,226,247)
1 Shrek 2 (2004) $441,226,247
2 Shrek the Third (2007) $322,719,944
3 Shrek (2001) $267,665,011
4 Shrek Forever After (2010) $238,736,787
Puss in Boots (2011) $149,260,504
16 Star Trek $1,400,952,742 13 $107,765,596 Star Trek ($257,730,019)
Kelvin Timeline $645,357,020 3 $215,119,007 Star Trek ($257,730,019)
1 Star Trek (2009) $257,730,019
2 Into Darkness (2013) $228,778,661
3 Beyond (2016) $158,848,340
The Original Series $474,454,642 6 $79,075,774 The Voyage Home ($109,713,132)
1 IV: The Voyage Home (1986) $109,713,132
2 The Motion Picture (1979) $82,258,456
3 II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) $78,912,963
4 III: The Search for Spock (1984) $76,471,046
5 VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) $74,888,996
6 V: The Final Frontier (1989) $52,210,049
The Next Generation $281,141,080 4 $70,285,270 First Contact ($92,027,888)
1 First Contact (1996) $92,027,888
2 Generations (1994) $75,671,125
3 Insurrection (1998) $70,187,658
4 Nemesis (2002) $43,254,409
17 The Twilight Saga $1,365,922,346 5 $273,184,469 Eclipse ($300,531,751)
1 Eclipse (2010) $300,531,751
2 New Moon (2009) $296,623,634
3 Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012) $292,324,737
4 Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) $281,287,133
5 Twilight (2008) $192,769,854
6 Twilight/New Moon Combo $2,385,237
18 Despicable Me film currently playing $1,220,164,900 4 $305,041,225 Despicable Me 2 ($368,061,265)
Main series film currently playing $884,119,130 3 $294,706,377 Despicable Me 2 ($368,061,265)
1 Despicable Me 2 (2013) $368,061,265
2 Despicable Me 3 (2017) film currently playing $264,543,880
3 Despicable Me (2010) $251,513,985
Minions (2015) $336,045,770
19 Superman $1,153,818,709 8 $144,227,339 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330,360,194)
DC Extended Universe $621,405,712 2 $310,702,856 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330,360,194)
1 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) $330,360,194
2 Man of Steel (2013) $291,045,518
Original series $332,331,805 5 $66,466,361 Superman ($134,218,018)
Christopher Reeve films $318,035,367 4 $79,508,842 Superman ($134,218,018)
1 Superman (1978) $134,218,018
2 Superman II (1980) $108,185,706
3 Superman III (1983) $59,950,623
4 The Quest for Peace (1987) $15,681,020
Supergirl (1984) $14,296,438
Superman Returns (2006) $200,081,192
20 Avengers $1,082,363,778 2 $541,181,889 The Avengers ($623,357,910)
1 The Avengers (2012) $623,357,910
2 Age of Ultron (2015) $459,005,868
21 Iron Man $1,039,859,426 3 $346,619,809 Iron Man 3 ($409,013,994)
1 Iron Man 3 (2013) $409,013,994
2 Iron Man (2008) $318,412,101
3 Iron Man 2 (2010) $312,433,331
22 Indiana Jones $942,303,167 4 $235,575,792 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($317,101,119)
1 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) $317,101,119
2 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $248,159,971
3 Last Crusade (1989) $197,171,806
4 Temple of Doom (1984) $179,870,271
23 Mission: Impossible $934,861,826 5 $186,972,365 Mission: Impossible II ($215,409,889)
1 Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) $215,409,889
2 Ghost Protocol (2011) $209,397,903
3 Rogue Nation (2015) $195,042,377
4 Mission: Impossible (1996) $180,981,856
5 Mission: Impossible III (2006) $134,029,801
24 Toy Story $883,355,738 3 $294,451,913 Toy Story 3 ($415,004,880)
1 Toy Story 3 (2010) $415,004,880
2 Toy Story 2 (1999) $245,852,179
3 Toy Story (1995) $191,796,233
4 Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (3D) $30,702,446
25 Finding Nemo $867,138,822 2 $433,569,411 Finding Dory ($486,295,561)
1 Finding Dory (2016) $486,295,561
2 Finding Nemo (2003) $380,843,261

Notes

  1. ^ The figure of 97,255,300 is an average value based on Box Office Mojo estimating the number of admissions by dividing gross revenue by the cost of an average ticket. However in the case of Avatar, ticket sales are a combination of the three formats of 2D, 3D and IMAX used during its theatrical run. Since box office admissions are not tracked, the total number of admissions cannot therefore be accurately determined simply by dividing the gross receipts by the average ticket price. Box Office Mojo revised estimate - by taking account of the ticket prices for all three different formats - is that Avatar sold 75 million tickets by April 21, 2010, by which time it had grossed $745 million of its $760 million total.[4] An extra $15 million of sales would be equivalent to about 2 million more ticket sales, at the average 2D ticket price of $7.50 in 2009; using this revision, Avatar probably sold closer to 77,000,000 tickets.[5]

References

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  2. ^ a b Richwine, Lisa (April 30, 2012). "Think Like a Man tops North American box office". Reuters via Canada.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012. ...easily beat four new films to win the U.S. and Canadian box office race.... Think Like a Man led domestic charts with...
  3. ^ a b "All Time Box Office > Domestic Grosses: Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 16, 2012. * Adjusted to the estimated number of tickets sold. Inflation-adjustment is mostly done by multiplying estimated admissions by the latest average ticket price. Where admissions are unavailable, adjustment is based on the average ticket price for when each film was released (taking into account rereleases where applicable).
  4. ^ Subers, Ray (April 21, 2010). "'Avatar' Strikes DVD". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Adjusting for Ticket Price Inflation". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Anderson, S. Eric; Albertson, Stewart; Shavlik, David. "2004 Proceedings of the Midwest Business Economics Association March 17 – March 19, Chicago, Illinois: How the Motion Picture Industry Miscalculates Box Office Receipts". Loma Linda University. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c Garris, Daniel (September 7, 2007). "$200 Million Adjusted Extra". BoxOfficeReport.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009.
  8. ^ "Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  9. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Franchise Index". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
§ Franchise and series sources

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