Exhibitor Relations's Top 25
All-Time Box-Office Hits

Films in this list are ranked by the amount of money each has earned in the U.S. market. Domestic box-office grosses are through 4 January 2009.

Rank Title/Year Domestic Gross*
1. Titanic (1997) $600,788,188
2. The Dark Knight (2008) 531,001,578
3. Star Wars (1977)2 460,998,007
4. Shrek 2 (2004) 436,471,036
5. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)2 434,949,459
6. Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (1999) 431,088,295
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) 423,315,812
8. Spider-Man (2002) 403,706,375
9. Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith (2005) 380,262,555
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 377,019,252
11. Spider-Man 2 (2004) 373,377,893
12. The Passion of the Christ (2004) 370,270,943
13. Jurassic Park (1993) 357,067,947
14. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 341,748,130
15. Finding Nemo (2003) 339,714,367
16. Spider-Man 3 (2007) 336,530,303
17. Forrest Gump (1994)2 329,694,499
18. The Lion King (1994)2 328,539,505
19. Shrek The Third (2007) 321,012,359
20. Transformers (2007) 319,071,806
21. Iron Man (2008) 318,313,199
22. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) 317,575,550
23. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 317,023,851
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 314,776,170
25. Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones (2002) 310,676,740
1. As of Jan. 4, 2009 for All-Time Box Office Grosses
2. Including reissues.
3. Still tracking.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Exhibitor Relations's Top 25 Movies of 2006 Movies and Videos Historical Yearly Box Office Grosses and Attendance
Exhibitor Relations's Top 25 All-Time Box-Office Hits

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks


3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Surprising Sources of Caffeine in Kids' Foods
Even low doses of caffeine can have an effect on your child's health. Since the FDA doesn't require caffeine content on food labels, learn about hidden sources of caffeine in kids' diets.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!