Amazing! 29 Movies that hit $1 billion at box office
With movie ticket prices increasing and the resurgence of franchises like “Star Wars,” films earning over $1 billion worldwide may become commonplace. But, for now, there are only 28 movies from the last 25 years that have managed to join this exclusive club. We compiled a list of the highest-grossing movies that made $1 billion or more. Lets count down together.
29. “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” (2017)
Total gross revenue: $1,000,000,000 (and counting)
On April 13, 2017, Walt Disney Studios announced that its live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” had officially passed the $1 billion mark for global box-office sales.
This makes “Beauty and the Beast” the highest grossing film of 2017. At least, so far.
28. “THE DARK KNIGHT” (2008)
Total gross revenue: $1,004,600,000
Back in July of 2008, people began speculating that Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” sequel starring Heath Ledger as the Joker might have the box-office power to set a world record. “There are even whispers starting whether ‘Dark Knight’ can beat the incredible worldwide numbers posted by the all-time $1.8 billion benchmark of ‘Titanic,'” Deadline reported.
Unfortunately “The Dark Knight” remains in the 28th spot when it comes to highest-grossing movies of all time.
27. “ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY” (2016)
Total gross revenue: $1,011,300,000 (and counting)
“Rogue One” cemented its place in the “Star Wars” franchise by raking in $1 billion just 39 days after the global release. The spinoff became the fourth and final movie of 2016 to make $1 billion at the box office.
It’s also worth noting that all four billion-dollar movies of 2016 were made by Disney.
26. “THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY” (2012)
Total gross revenue: $1,021,100,000
When Peter Jackson’s first “Hobbit” movie crossed the $1 billion mark, it appeared a good indication the subsequent two sequels would perform equally well,
if not better, at the box office. But neither of the second two “Hobbit” films wound up crossing that box-office landmark.
Both “The Desolation of Smaug” and “Battle of the Five Armies” made around $960,000,000 each.
25. “ZOOTOPIA” (2016)
Total gross revenue: $1,023,800,000
Disney’s “Zootopia” is one of four animated features the studio has made that have crossed the $1 billion mark.
“Not only did it earn Disney Animation’s biggest opening ever – debuting to $75 million,”
Entertainment Weekly reported in July 2016.
“But it also set a record for the biggest animated March opening of all time.”
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