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The 25 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time Worldwide

Alvin Ward
Tom Cruise takes another ride into The Danger Zone in 'Top Gun: Maverick' (2022).
Tom Cruise takes another ride into The Danger Zone in 'Top Gun: Maverick' (2022). / Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures
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When Top Gun: Maverick finally arrived in theaters in May 2022, box office insiders had no doubt it would be a hit—but few people predicted just how big a dent the Tom Cruise-starring sequel would make worldwide. On August 7, 2022, Variety reported that the summer blockbuster had just racked up $662 million in U.S. box office receipts, making it the seventh biggest domestic in release in history, pushing just ahead of Titanic.

While James Cameron's iceberg epic still holds the No. 3 spot for highest-grossing movies of all time worldwide (with his Avatar in the top spot), Cruise's latest hit is inching its way up that list, too. These are the 25 highest-grossing movies of all time worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

  1. Avatar (2009) // $2,847,397,339
  2. Avengers: Endgame (2019) // $2,797,501,328
  3. Titanic (1997) // $2,201,647,264
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) // $2,069,521,700
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) // $2,048,359,754
  6. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) // $1,901,232,550
  7. Jurassic World (2015) // $1,670,516,444
  8. The Lion King (2019) // $1,663,250,487
  9. Marvel's The Avengers (2012) // $1,518,815,515
  10. Furious 7 (2015) // $1,515,341,399
  11. Frozen II (2019) // $1,450,026,933
  12. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) // $1,402,809,540
  13. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) // $1,352,510,000
  14. Black Panther (2018) // $1,347,597,973
  15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) // $1,342,359,942
  16. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) // $1,332,698,830
  17. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) // $1,310,466,296
  18. Frozen (2017) // $1,281,508,100
  19. Beauty and the Beast (2017) // $1,273,576,220
  20. Incredibles 2 (2017) // $1,243,089,244
  21. The Fate of the Furious (2017) // $1,236,005,118
  22. Iron Man 3 (2013) // $1,214,811,252
  23. Minions (2015) // $1,159,444,662
  24. Captain America: Civil War (2016) // $1,153,337,496
  25. Aquaman (2018) // $1,148,528,393

A version of this story ran in 2019; it has been updated for 2022.

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