Every once in a while, a film gets made that reaches such a popularity that it breaks some sort of grossing record. There have been many such films throughout the years, yet a few of them stand out for grossing even more than even the most optimist of its producers could have ever imagined.
Of course, studios always have a profit margin in mind when financing a project, but they cannot possibly know for sure whether or not the film will be a massive hit or not.
Still, the fact that some of the highest grossing movies of all times cashed-in more than 1 billion dollars is reason enough for movie studios to keep financing these big-budget projects. Without further ado, here are the 10 highest grossing films of all time.
9The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
With the exception of titanic, the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King is the only film on this list to have a run time of more than three hours. Producing this film, which was directed and written by Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens respectively, cost $94 million. The worldwide gross of the film is $1,119,929,521.