Five best movies of all time

The results for the top five worldwide box office grossing movies are sure to surprise you.

Five best movies of all time

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.

1. Avatar
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.

2. Titanic
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.

 5. Frozen
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?

 





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    Colours
    22nd Aug 2014
    11:30am
    Judging a movie by its box office takings is like judging literature by its sales. On that basis, Fifty shades of grey would be considered one of the best.
    doggone
    22nd Aug 2014
    3:05pm
    agree with colours on this matter.

    just because they made money at the box office is no sure sign that the movie is great.

    so much of modern movies now rely on computer graphics that they can get away with having a banal script.

    have a lot of favourite movies and they are before this current list.
    Polly Esther
    22nd Aug 2014
    4:27pm
    None and I don't intend to. This is all a bunch of crap really. Just because it may cost around three dollars or so nowadays for the same ice-cream that once cost sixpence back when I was a whipper snipper, doesn't mean it tastes any better.
    A. N. Onymous
    22nd Aug 2014
    5:00pm
    I haven’t seen any of the five and have no desire to do so.

    Amen to all three previous comments.

    Re doggone’s remarks about computer graphics, the same point can be made about all too many TV shows these days. For example, Doctor Who was once a favourite of my late husband and me. We started watching it during Jon Pertwee’s time as the Doctor and continued for many, many years.

    After his death I continued to enjoy it on my own, but eventually I stopped watching because I was getting less and less enjoyment out of it. When I asked myself why I felt this way, I realised that it was because the special effects now seemed more important than the story.

    Some of the very old movies and TV series now being shown late at night and through the night on the various free-to-air channels (both the ABC and the commercial ones) are better than some of what is being produced today, and it is only we older viewers who realise this.
    buby
    29th Aug 2014
    11:26am
    i wouldn't waste me money on seeing any one of those. NOt a pleasure to sit in a cinema, with its ducted cooling and heating, and overwhelming bacteria floating around. YOU go in healthy, and come out sick. they really need to lift their game in many areas, if they expect me to go to a cinema again!
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