Hollywood films have always been the first choice for movie goers as they are based on different themes and ideas that are not limited to any specific culture, age, gender, or taste.
Hundreds of Hollywood movies are released every year. Some of them manage to make huge business worldwide while some fail miserably at the box office. But craze for Hollywood films is still irresistible. There is nothing to stop people to watch Hollywood movies in theatres.
When a new film comes, it becomes extremely popular before even its release. The filmmakers use all kinds of gimmicks to make way to the silver screens. Good acting skills and great story line are not enough to make it big on theatres. Have a look on the 10 highest grossing Hollywood films till date.
10. Iron Man 3 (Worldwide Collection $1,215,439,994)
It is an American superhero classic which is released on 2013. Iron Man 3 is the third installment of Iron Man film series. It features Iron Man, the character from Marvel Comics. The film was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and produced by Kevin Feige from Marvel Studios. It is the sequel to Iron Man 2 (2010) and Iron Man (2008), and 7th installment in MCU. It is the first official release in the series following the crossover “The Avengers”.
9. Frozen 3D (Worldwide Collection $1,287,000,000)
It is an American 3D animation comedy-drama musical fantasy film released in 2013. Frozen was released by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is the 53rd animation film in the series of Walt Disney Animated Classics. Inspired by The Snow Queen, the famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, Frozen is based on a fearless princess who starts her epic journey along with a rugged iceman, a naïve snowman, and his reliable pet reindeer, in order to find out her estranged sister. Her sister’s icy powers have trapped the kingdom unintentionally in endless winter.
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II (Worldwide Collection $1,341,511,219)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II is a 2011 fantasy film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and directed by David Yates. It is the final and 8th installment of original Harry Potter series and last of two cinematic parts of the Deathly Hallows series based on J. K. Rowling’s novel. Produced by J.K. Rowling, David Barron and David Heyman and scripted by Steve Kloves, the film is based on Harry Potter’s quest in order to find out and kill Horcruxes of Lord Voldemort. The main star cast of the film includes Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, along with Emma Watson as Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, as Potter’s best friends.
7. Avengers: Age of Ultron (Worldwide Release – $1,405,413,868)
Avengers: Age of Ultron is an American superhero classic released in 2015 and based on superhero team of Marvel Comics, The Avengers. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and produced by Marvel Studios, The Avengers is a sequel to The Avengers (2012) and 11th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed and written by Joss Whedon and the starcast features Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell, Samuel L. Jackson and James Spader.
6. Furious 7 (Worldwide Collection $1,516,045,911)
Also known as Fast & Furious 7 or Fast 7, Furious 7 is an American action film released in 2015, written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. In Fast & Furious series, it is the seventh installment. The starcast of the film includes Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, and Kurt Russell.
5. The Avengers ($1,519,557,910)
The Avengers is a 2012 American science fiction superhero entertainer distributed worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, produced by Marvel Studios, and based on Marvel Comics “The Avengers”, a superhero team. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is the 6th installment. The multi starrer film is directed and written by Joss Whedon and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson. The director of S.H.I.E.L.D., a peacekeeping organization, Nick Fury recruits a superhero team, which includes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, the Archer and the Hulk to keep Loki (Thor’s adoptive brother) from conquering the Planet Earth. Also known as Marvel’s The Avengers, The Avengers was released on May 4, 2012.
4. Jurassic World ($1,670,400,637)
It is an American science fiction film released on 2015. From Jurassic Park series, it is the fourth installment and was co-written and directed by Colin Trevorrow, stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt, and produced by Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall.
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Worldwide Collection $2,068,178,225)
It is an American space opera film released in 2015 which is co-produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is the seventh part of Star Wars film series. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Daniels, Domhall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Peter Mayhew, the film is produced by Bad Robot Productions and Lucasfilm Ltd, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios.
2. Titanic (Worldwide Collection $2,186,772,302)
It is a 1997 American romantic disaster epic written, directed, co-edited, co-produced and co-financed by James Cameron. It is the work of fiction which shows the sinking of giant cruise, RMS Titanic. It was a British cruise ship sank on April 15, 1912, on North Atlantic Ocean. It stars Kate Winset and Leonardo DiCaprio. They come from different social classes fall in love aboard in its ill-fated journey. It is the second highest grossing Hollywood film.
1. Avatar (Worldwide Collection – $2,787,965,087)
Starring Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi, and directed and written by James Cameron, Avatar is an American science fiction film released in 2009.
The plot is based on the mid of 22nd century where humans are busy mining a valuable mineral “Unobtanium” on a lavish habitable moon, Pandora in the Alpha Centauri system. Due to the expansion of mining, the existence of Na’vi tribe is heading to extinction. It is a humanoid species found in Pandora. The title of the film refers to Na’vi body which is genetically programmed by the humans which is used to interact with Pandora’s natives. It is the highest grossing film of the decade, breaking Titanic’s record.