The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time at the worldwide box office

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The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time at the worldwide box office
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Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame."Marvel Studios
  • "Avatar" reclaimed its title as the biggest movie of all time this year, topping "Avengers: Endgame."

  • It was re-released in China, earning $50 million.

  • Disney dominates the list of the top 10 highest-grossing movies ever.

"Avatar" took back its crown as the biggest movie in the world this year, topping Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" over a decade after it was released.

The 2009 James Cameron-directed sci-fi film earned an additional $57.5 million when it was re-released in China in March 2021.

It's still good news for Disney, though. The company, which owns Marvel, inherited the "Avatar" franchise when it acquired the Fox film studio in 2019.

Other Disney releases that are among the world's biggest movies of all time include "Frozen II" and the "Lion King" remake. Along with "Endgame," they were released in 2019.

We turned to Box Office Mojo for its data on worldwide box office grosses to determine the top 10 highest-grossing movies in the world. Aside from Disney movies, the list also includes entries in Universal franchises like "Fast and Furious" and "Jurassic World."

Here are the 10 highest-grossing movies of all time worldwide (not counting inflation):

10. "Frozen II" (2019)

Frozen 2
Walt Disney Studios

Global box office: $1.45 billion

Domestic box office: $477.4 million

9. "Furious 7" (2015)

Furious 7
Universal

Global box office: $1.516 billion

Domestic box office: $353 million

8. "Marvel's The Avengers" (2012)

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Disney

Global box office: $1.518 billion

Domestic box office: $623 million

7. "The Lion King" (2019)

the lion king
Disney

Global box office: $1.66 billion

Domestic box office: $543.6 million

6. "Jurassic World" (2015)

Jurassic World Velociraptor
Universal via YouTube

Global box office: $1.671 billion

Domestic box office: $652 million

5. "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018)

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Disney

Global box office: $2.048 billion

Domestic box office: $678 million

4. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015)

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Disney

Global box office: $2.068 billion

Domestic box office: $936 million

3. "Titanic" (1997)

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Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox

Global box office: $2.187 billion

Domestic box office: $659 million

2. "Avengers: Endgame" (2019)

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"Avengers: Endgame"Marvel Studios

Global box office: $2.797 billion

Domestic box office: $858.4 million

1. "Avatar" (2009)

Avatar movie
Fox

Global box office: $2.847 billion

Domestic box office: $760.5 million

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