10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The premiere was on 11 July 2007 with a budget of 140 million. The film has grossed over 985 million. It is currently at number 10 on the list of the top grossing films of all time. The film was directed by David Yates.
9. The Lion King
The film was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. With $ 987 million, this is the highest-grossing film in Disney history. This animated film follows the story of the lion, king of the jungle.
8. Independence Day
Independence Day premiered on 2nd July 1996 in the United States. The budget of the film was a "modest" $ 75 million. It surpassed the achievements of a 21st century film, and its total income was 990 million dollars worldwide. Director Roland Emmerich worked together on the script with the producer Dean Devlin. The film is about an invasion of aliens who have come to Earth for only one purpose - to attack and destroy human civilization. In the fight against superior technology, man's strongest weapon is the will to survive.
7. Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park premiere was on 11th June 1993 in the United States. This is the most successful film from NBC Universal studios, with an income of $ 994 million dollars. The story begins on the Nublar Island, a small island located about 50 kilometers off the coast of Costa Rica, where first national park with animals from prehistoric times was established.
6. The Dark Knight – Batman
The Dark Knight won several Oscars and became the sixth film in a row when it comes to income. This is a story about a super-hero, which was directed by Christopher Nolan. Budget of the film was 185 million, and it made a $ 1 billion profit. It has won many awards including the already mentioned Oscar and Golden Globe. The story is about Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent who are all forced to fight against the chaos caused by the anarchist Joker.
5. Alice in Wonderland
World premiere of Alice in Wonderland was on 25th February 2010. The movie earned 1.01 billion dollars in theaters worldwide, and it was directed by Tim Burton. Johhny Depp stars in this movie. This was the highest-grossing film in 2010. This is the story of the 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the magical world of her childhood adventures, where she meets her old friends and meets her true destiny: to stop the terror of the evil Red Queen.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates were directed by Gore Verbinski and it was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer in 2006. The film earned about 1.05 billion dollars over the world, while the total budget for this film was 225 million. Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are the leading stars of this show. This is the story about of a group of pirates who fight each other for supremacy in the Caribbean Sea.
3. Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings is an adventure film from 2003. It was directed and co-produced by Peter Jackson. The film won Oscars for Best Picture, and grossed over $ 1.1 billion, coming in third place on this list. Elijah Wood, Son Aston, Andy Serkis and Bill Boyd all star in this movie.
The premier of Titanic was on 19th December 1997 in the USA. The film was written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron. It is currently in 2nd place because of the impressive $ 1.8 billion income. The film is a romantic story about a rich girl and a poor young man who met on an "unsinkable" ship. Unfortunately, the ship sinks, but their eternal love lives forever. The leading roles are played by Leonardo Di Caprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane.
The film Avatar earned $ 2 billion, and is currently a film that earned the most money in the USA and abroad. It was first shown in cinemas outside the United States on 16th December 2009. The film was directed by James Cameron, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Stephen Lang star in it. Avatar was also nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and other Oscars. This film is the story of a paraplegic marine officer that was sent to the planet Pandora on a unique mission. However, he later becomes torn between his orders and the world that he believes is his home.
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