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The No. 1 film from the yr you had been born

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Which film used to be No. 1 the yr you had been born?

Compiling knowledge from The Numbers, which tracks movie-release dates and field workplace efficiency, we discovered the top-grossing motion pictures from 1950 to 2010. 

The figures have no longer been adjusted for inflation, and we are simplest together with home field workplace bucks. Detailed box-office numbers were not to be had till 1977, so numerical figures ahead of then are estimates of the field workplace overall, and a few movies come with theatrical re-releases in the ones totals as smartly. 

After 1977, simplest the gross profits for the only yr are counted.

A few of these motion pictures are actually classics — “Titanic” amongst them — whilst others were in large part forgotten. 

1950: “Cinderella”

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Disney’s animated vintage used to be launched in North The usa Feb. 15, 1950. It grossed round $52.4 million regionally.

The movie is in accordance with the vintage fairy story: A servant woman, dwelling along with her depraved stepmother and stepsisters, catches the attention of a prince intent on marrying. 

1951: “Quo Vadis?”

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“Quo Vadis?” used to be launched on Feb. 23, 1951 and grossed $30 million regionally. The movie’s box-office luck reportedly stored MGM from failure.

The film follows the persecution of early Christians within the Roman Empire.

1952: “The Largest Display on Earth”

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Launched Jan. 10, 1952, “The Largest Display on Earth” took house $36 million on the home field workplace. It additionally received a highest image Oscar.

The drama concerning the lives of circus performers featured genuine acts from each the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses.

1953: “Peter Pan”

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This Disney animated movie, launched Feb. 5, 1953, raked in just about $60.1 million on the home field workplace.

It used to be in accordance with J. M. Barrie’s e book “Peter Pan; or The Boy Who Would not Develop Up.” 

1954: “White Christmas”

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Launched regionally on April 27, 1954, “White Christmas” went directly to earn $30 million on the field workplace.

The movie, named for the music written by way of Irving Berlin (which used to be a signature hit for the movie’s superstar, Bing Crosby, after it used to be featured within the film “Vacation Inn”) follows the tale of performers making it giant after Global Warfare II.

1955: “Girl and the Tramp”

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Launched on June 22, 1955, this Disney animation went directly to earn about $66.4 million on the field workplace.

The foundation for the movie about canine romance got here from a Cosmopolitan mag tale referred to as “Glad Dan, The Cynical Canine.”

1956: “The Ten Commandments”

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“The Ten Commandments” used to be launched regionally on Oct. 5, 1956, and went directly to earn about $85.4 million.

This spiritual epic, starring Charlton Heston within the lead position as Moses, used to be in accordance with the e book of Exodus in addition to different novels in accordance with biblical tales.

1957: “The Bridge at the River Kwai”

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Launched on Dec. 18, 1957, “The Bridge at the River Kwai” grossed $33.3 million regionally.

The epic battle movie is in accordance with a e book set right through the Forties development of the Burma Railway between Thailand and Myanmar.

1958: “South Pacific”

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This romantic musical used to be launched on March 19, 1958 and ended up making $36.8 million on the home field workplace.

It used to be tailored from the hit Broadway musical, which used to be in flip in accordance with the short-story assortment “Stories of the South Pacific” by way of James A. Michener. 

1959: “Ben-Hur”

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“Ben-Hur” used to be launched on Nov. 18, 1959, and grossed $73 million on the home field workplace. It was the second one highest-grossing film ever on the time, simply in the back of “Long gone with the Wind.”

The finances for the film, and its well-known chariot race scene, used to be $15.2 million — the biggest on the time. The movie received what used to be then a file choice of Academy Awards.

1960: “Swiss Circle of relatives Robinson”

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Disney’s live-action journey movie used to be launched on Dec. 21, 1960, and grossed $40.4 million regionally.

The tale a couple of circle of relatives who builds a house on a abandoned island used to be in accordance with a unique of the similar identify.

1961: “101 Dalmatians”

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Launched on Jan. 25, 1961, “101 Dalmatians” would earn about $102.4 million regionally.

The animated caper concerning the noticed canine breed used to be primarily based the e book “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by way of Dodie Smith.

1962: “The Longest Day”

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The battle movie used to be launched on Oct. 4, 1962 and grossed $39.1 million on the home field workplace.

The black-and-white film used to be in accordance with Cornelius Ryan’s nonfiction e book of the similar identify, concerning the D-Day landings at Normandy right through Global Warfare II.

1963: “Cleopatra”

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“Cleopatra” used to be launched on June 12, 1963, and went directly to gross $57 million regionally.

The movie first of all misplaced cash, however ultimately, it used to be a success.

1964: “Mary Poppins”

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The musical used to be launched on Aug. 26, 1964. It could ultimately cross directly to earn round $102.3 million overall on the home field workplace.

On the time, the movie broke information for Academy Award nominations by way of a unmarried Disney film: 13 in overall.

1965: “The Sound of Song”

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Launched on March 2, 1965, “The Sound of Song” has grossed about $163.2 million on the home field workplace. When adjusted for inflation, it’s the highest-grossing musical of all time.

The film, tailored from the Broadway musical of the similar identify, used to be loosely in accordance with the real-life tale of Maria Von Trapp. She used to be a nun who married a widower with seven youngsters and later shaped a circle of relatives making a song team ahead of shifting to the U.S. to flee Nazi incursion.

1966: “The Bible: Within the Starting…”

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The spiritual epic used to be launched on Sept. 28, 1966. The gross profits had been about $34.9 million on the home field workplace.

The movie depicts occasions from the primary 22 chapters of the E-book of Genesis. It used to be in the beginning envisioned as a chain retelling all the Previous Testomony, however next motion pictures had been by no means made.

1967: “The Graduate”

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“The Graduate” used to be launched on Dec. 21, 1967. It could cross directly to ultimately earn $104.3 million on the field workplace.

The film, a couple of love triangle involving a mom, daughter and an aimless school graduate, is in accordance with a unique of the similar identify by way of Charles Webb.

1968: “Humorous Woman”

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“Humorous Woman” used to be launched on Sept. 19, 1968, and grossed $58.5 million overall.

The tale is loosely in accordance with the lifetime of Fanny Brice and her turbulent dating with gambler Nicky Arnstein. Barbra Streisand made her movie debut to reprise her position from the Broadway musical of the similar identify.

1969: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child”

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This Western used to be launched on Oct. 24, 1969, and earned about $102.3 million on the home field workplace.

The movie is loosely in accordance with the lives of real-life outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, sometimes called Butch Cassidy, and Harry “The Sundance Child” Longabaugh.

1970: “Love Tale”

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“Love Tale” earned just about $106.4 million on the field workplace. Its launch date used to be Dec. 16, 1970.

Creator Erich Segal wrote the movie adaptation and the unconventional on which it used to be primarily based. The romantic drama’s plot facilities on a pair from other walks of existence and a tragedy that separates them.

1971: “Billy Jack”

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Motion flick “Billy Jack” used to be launched Jan. 1, 1971. It went directly to gross $98 million regionally.

The movie is the second one of a chain a couple of Vietnam Warfare veteran and hapkido grasp. 

1972: “The Godfather”

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The primary set up of “The Godfather” used to be launched March 15, 1972. It grossed round $133.7 million on the home field workplace.

A still-influential mob film, the movie used to be in accordance with a unique of the similar identify by way of Mario Puzo, who additionally co-wrote the script with director Francis Ford Coppola.

1973: “The Exorcist”

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“The Exorcist” had home gross profits of $193 million. Its launch date used to be Dec. 26, 1973.

The tale a couple of demon-possessed woman used to be in accordance with a unique by way of William Peter Blatty, who additionally wrote the screenplay. It used to be the primary horror movie to be nominated for a highest image Oscar.

1974: “Blazing Saddles”

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Launched on Feb. 7, 1974, “Blazing Saddles” grossed $119.5 million on the home field workplace.

The raunchy Mel Brooks comedy follows the story of a Black sheriff within the Wild West.

1975: “Jaws”

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This mystery, launched on June 20, 1975, grossed $260 million regionally. 

The luck of this movie, a couple of man-eating nice white shark, outlined the summer time blockbuster.

1976: “Rocky”

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The film used to be launched Nov. 21, 1976, and went directly to gross round $117.2 million on the home field workplace.

Broadly thought to be one of the most biggest sports activities motion pictures ever made, the movie follows a Philadelphia boxer as he trains for a combat towards skilled fighter Apollo Creed.

1977: “Celebrity Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”

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This film used to be launched on Would possibly 25, 1977, and would cross directly to earn round $195.7 million on the field workplace.

The wildly a success house opera would spawn a still-ongoing collection and is the fourth highest-grossing film of all time when adjusted for inflation.

1978: “Grease”

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The musical earned round $153.1 million on the home field workplace. Its launch date used to be June 16, 1978.

The story of 2 teenagers falling in love in Nineteen Fifties stays common to at the moment.

1979: “Superman”

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Beginning in 1977, The Numbers considers the “highest-grossing” film to be no matter movie earned probably the most right through that yr, irrespective of launch date. 

Which is why The Numbers counts “Superman” as its top-grossing 1979 movie, regardless of its Dec. 15, 1978 launch date.

Incomes just about $93.3 million right through its run, the superhero film had the perfect finances ever for a movie on the time — $55 million.

1980: “Celebrity Wars Episode V: The Empire Moves Again”

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The second one installment of the “Celebrity Wars” saga used to be launched on Would possibly 21, 1980, and grossed just about $181.4 million regionally.

The distance sequel used to be a crucial and business luck and is continuously cited as the most productive movie within the “Celebrity Wars” collection.

1981: “Raiders of the Misplaced Ark”

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The action-adventure used to be launched on June 12, 1981, and ended up grossing about $168.4 million on the home field workplace.

The primary of the Indiana Jones motion pictures used to be directed by way of Steven Spielberg.

1982: “ET: The Further-Terrestrial”

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Launched June 11, 1982, “ET: The Further-Terrestrial” went directly to gross $321.8 million regionally.

The movie’s plot, about an alien by chance left on Earth, used to be in accordance with an imaginary buddy that director Steven Spielberg created after his folks’ divorce.

1983: “Celebrity Wars Episode VI: Go back of the Jedi”

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The 3rd installment of the unique “Celebrity Wars” trilogy used to be launched on Would possibly 25, 1983. It grossed $249.3 million on the home field workplace.

“Go back of the Jedi” concludes the unique house epic saga.

1984: “Ghostbusters”

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“Ghostbusters” had gross profits of round $220.7 million on the home field workplace. Its launch date used to be June 8, 1984.

The supernatural comedy used to be created by way of Dan Aykroyd, who additionally co-wrote and starred within the movie, impressed by way of his personal fascination with spirituality and the magical.

1985: “Again to the Long run”

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This science fiction comedy used to be launched on July 3, 1985, and went directly to make round $193.1 million in home gross profits on the field workplace. 

The film is ready a time-traveling highschool pupil and his eccentric scientist buddy.

1986: “Best Gun”

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Launched on Would possibly 16, 1986, this motion movie grossed about $171.8 million regionally.

The long-awaited sequel “Best Gun: Maverick” used to be a top-grossing film for 2022.

1987: “Beverly Hills Cop II”

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Incomes a gross of just about $153.7 million on the home field workplace, this buddy-cop sequel used to be launched on Would possibly 20, 1987.

Eddie Murphy reprised his position as Detective Axel Foley to superstar with Pass judgement on Reinhold as they clear up crimes in Beverly Hills.

1988: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”

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Launched on June 22, 1988, the live-action/animated comedy grossed just about $151.7 million regionally.

The bold film, by which caricature characters are genuine, is loosely in accordance with Gary Ok. Wolf’s novel “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” 

1989: “Batman”

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“Batman” used to be launched to theaters on June 23, 1989. It grossed about $251.2 million on the home field workplace.

The DC Comics superhero flick used to be the primary installment as launched by way of Warner Bros., and featured Jack Nicholson because the Joker and Michael Keaton as Batman.

1990: “Ghost”

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With a home gross overall of round $217.6 million, “Ghost” used to be the end film of 1990. It used to be launched on July 13 of that yr.

A girl’s boyfriend comes again as a ghost — with the assistance of a non secular medium — to offer protection to her from his assassin.

1991: “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

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The second one “Terminator” film used to be launched July 2, 1991. It grossed just about $201.9 million on the home field workplace.

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is now thought to be by way of many movie historians and enthusiasts as one of the most highest sequels ever made.

1992: “Batman Returns”

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The sequel to 1989’s “Batman” used to be launched on June 18, 1992. The movie went directly to gross $162.8 million.

The movie featured Danny DeVito as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. Michael Keaton reprised his position as Batman.

1993: “Jurassic Park”

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This sci-fi motion film grossed $338.7 million in 1993. It used to be launched on June 11 of that yr.

In line with the unconventional “Jurassic Park” by way of Michael Crichton, the movie is ready an ill-fated park the place dinosaurs were introduced again to existence. It’s now a big franchise with motion pictures nonetheless being launched today.

1994: “The Lion King”

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This animated vintage used to be launched on June 15, 1994, and grossed just about $300.4 million regionally.

A tender lion offers with a sad loss and in the end unearths himself. 

It used to be the highest-grossing animated movie ever till its file used to be crushed by way of “Discovering Nemo.”

1995: “Batman Perpetually”

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The 3rd installment of the preliminary “Batman” collection from Warner Bros. used to be launched on June 16, 1995. It grossed over $184 million in home field workplace gross sales.

Val Kilmer changed Michael Keaton in “Batman Perpetually,” which featured the characters of Robin, The Riddler (performed by way of Jim Carrey, noticed right here) and Two-Face.

1996: “Independence Day”

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Fittingly launched on July 2, 1996, the sci-fi motion flick earned round $306.2 million in home gross sales on the field workplace.

The movie, a couple of staff of other people preventing again towards an alien assault, used to be an rapid hit, thank you partly to its visible results.

1997: “Males in Black”

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Will Smith used to be a part of any other alien film in 1997 — this time, action-comedy “Males in Black,” which additionally starred Tommy Lee Jones. The 2 portrayed secret brokers coping with extraterrestrial existence.

The film used to be launched on July 1, and earned just about $250.7 million in gross home field workplace profits.

1998: “Titanic”

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“Titanic” used to be launched on Dec. 19, 1997, and simply ruled the field workplace for all of 1998. It grossed $443.3 million, however that is simplest counting for home totals. It will be the first movie to surpass $1 billion international.

The film is a fictionalized retelling of the occasions of the well-known Titanic shipwreck.

1999: “Celebrity Wars Episode I: The Phantom Risk”

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The primary installment of the deliberate “Celebrity Wars” prequel trilogy used to be launched on Would possibly 19, 1999. It grossed about $430.4 million regionally.

This movie dives into the lives of primary characters ahead of the occasions of the unique “Celebrity Wars” trilogy, and hired many groundbreaking CGI scenes.

2000: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

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The circle of relatives comedy grossed just about $253.4 million on the home field workplace. It used to be launched on Nov. 17, 2000.

The movie, in accordance with Dr. Seuss’ well-known e book, used to be a live-action take at the Christmas story. It took hours for superstar Jim Carrey to get into make-up and dress.

2001: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

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The primary installment of the “Harry Potter” collection got here out on Nov. 16, 2001, and ended up grossing round $300.4 million

J. Ok. Rowling’s wildly common e book collection is ready a boy wizard.

2002: “Spider-Guy”

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“Spider-Guy” got here in swinging when it used to be launched on Would possibly 3, 2002. It grossed round $403.7 million.

There have now been 3 separate “Spider-Guy” movie franchise collection in accordance with the Wonder comedian e book persona, however the unique one, noticed right here, starred Tobey Maguire within the titular position and used to be directed by way of Sam Raimi.

2003: “Discovering Nemo”

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The pc-animated “Discovering Nemo” used to be launched on Would possibly 30, 2003, and would cross directly to earn about $339.7 million that yr.

The heartwarming Pixar movie used to be the highest-grossing G-rated movie of all time ahead of “Toy Tale 3” overtook it.

2004: “Shrek 2”

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The sequel to “Shrek” grossed round $441.2 million after it used to be launched on Would possibly 19, 2004.

The computed-animated fairy story parody is probably the most a success movie ever launched by way of DreamWorks.

2005: “Celebrity Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”

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The general movie within the prequel trilogy, “Revenge of the Sith,” earned about $380.3 million after its launch date on Would possibly 19, 2005. 

The film’s plot units the tale in movement ahead of the occasions of the unique trilogy, finishing with the births of Luke Skywalker and Leia Skywalker Organa.

2006: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Useless Guy’s Chest”

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The second one installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie collection used to be launched on July 7, 2006, and grossed round $423.3 million on the home field workplace.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” motion pictures had been in accordance with the journey of the similar identify at Disney theme parks.

2007: “Spider-Guy 3”

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The 3rd of Raimi’s “Spider-Guy” motion pictures ended up grossing a little bit over $336.5 million regionally. Its launch date used to be Would possibly 4, 2007.

Regardless of combined critiques, the film crowned field workplace charts. On the time of its launch, it used to be the costliest film ever made.

2008: “The Darkish Knight”

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The second one of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” franchise got here out on July 18, 2008. It made round $531 million on the field workplace.

The movie used to be notable for that includes Heath Ledger within the position of the Joker. Ledger had died from an unintentional drug overdose simplest six months ahead of the film’s launch.

2009: “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

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The sequel to 2007’s “Transformers” film used to be launched on June 24, 2009, and had a home gross of about $402.1 million on the field workplace.

In line with the preferred youngsters’s toy line, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” won damaging critiques, however that did not appear to make a lot of a monetary have an effect on.

2010: “Toy Tale 3”

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“Toy Tale 3” used to be launched on June 18, 2010. The gross home field workplace totals of the “Toy Tale” 3rd installment had been round $415 million.

The sentimental tear-jerker from Pixar in the end was the primary animated film to earn $1 billion on the field workplace international. 


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