When you think of the countless films released each year there are few that stand the test of time as classics. The results for the best movies when it comes to box office figures worldwide are sure to surprise you. Especially since one of them was only released late last year.
Written and directed by James Cameron, Avatar is one of the most expensive movies ever made, with an estimated budget of US $280 million. Worldwide, Avatar is the highest grossing movie bringing in $2.8 billion.
Another one of James Cameron’s signature films, Titanic was released in 1997. Awarded 11 Oscars, the movie brought in $2.2 billion at the box office worldwide.
3. The Avengers
This 2012 film featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson was written and directed by Joss Wheldon. Worldwide, it made $1.5 billion at the box office.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The final chapter in the Harry Potter series, the 2011 Warner Brothers movie earned $1.3 billion at the box office. Based on the series of novels written by J.K. Rowling, the film was nominated for three Oscars.
Only released at the end of last year, Frozen spent 16 consecutive weeks as the number one film in Japan. Produced by Walt Disney, the animated film raked in $1.3 billion at the box office worldwide.
How many of these movies have you seen? Do you have a favourite movie to add to this list?