Worldwide Inflation-Adjusted Highest Grossing Films Of All Time

The question is often asked: "What is the highest grossing film of all time?" Well, the only way to answer that in any meaningful way is to adjust the grosses of films according to inflation. About 10 years ago (2000-2001) I came across a list
compiling the worldwide, inflation-adjusted, highest grossing films of all time. I haven't been able to find one since. Since I was sure I wasn't the only one who wanted to know the answer to this question, I decided to do a bit
(well, a lot) of research. That research is finally at the point where I can present the list.

Rank Name Worldwide Adjusted Gross (2010 USD) Year
1Gone with the Wind$3,863,788,9291939
4Avengers: Endgame$2,389,942,9492019
5Star Wars$2,200,788,1861977
6Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs$2,116,034,3661937
7The Sound of Music$1,956,236,5001965
9Star Wars: The Force Awakens$1,900,542,0842015
10Avengers: Infinity War$1,780,163,9392018
11Avatar: The Way of Water$1,748,701,3242022
12E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial$1,713,194,5291982
13The Exorcist$1,601,950,1751973
14Doctor Zhivago$1,551,416,5491965
15Jurassic World$1,531,458,3902015
16Jurassic Park$1,505,708,9791993
17Spider-Man: No Way Home$1,490,968,2362021
18The Avengers$1,429,417,2862012
19The Lion King$1,415,555,6702019
20Furious 7$1,400,888,4122015
22The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,341,332,9562003
23The Lion King$1,323,600,3301994
24Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$1,311,252,5181999
25Avengers: Age of Ultron$1,292,765,2532015
26Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2$1,286,417,7152011
27The Godfather$1,276,236,8781972
28The Empire Strikes Back$1,264,743,1101980
29Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid$1,219,404,8731969
30Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone$1,217,794,9102001
33Black Panther$1,180,941,3612018
34Star Wars: The Last Jedi$1,176,291,0162017
35Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,156,672,7862006
36Independence Day$1,139,417,2481996
37Iron Man 3$1,138,469,4822013
38Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom$1,133,082,5532018
40Beauty and the Beast$1,129,403,6952017
41The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,119,984,1892002
43The Fate of the Furious$1,104,808,3952017
44Top Gun: Maverick$1,098,299,8962022
45Transformers: Dark of the Moon$1,089,292,4652011
46Finding Nemo$1,083,641,3542003
47The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,082,869,2172001
48Incredibles 2$1,079,086,9632018
49Shrek 2$1,065,001,8762004
51Toy Story 3$1,063,168,7842010
52Close Encounters of the Third Kind$1,062,024,2421977
53Blazing Saddles$1,060,282,5341974
55The Ten Commandments$1,053,350,7721956
56Captain America: Civil War$1,048,616,7842016
58Alice in Wonderland$1,025,615,6442010
59The Dark Knight Rises$1,020,184,5412012
60The Dark Knight$1,019,226,1542008
61My Fair Lady$1,015,947,8711964
62Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,013,689,9602007
63Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$1,006,669,7012011

Year is the year of first release
* means the film is still charting

The following procedures were followed whilst compiling this list:

Only films with billion-dollar grosses are listed above. If you believe a film has been omitted, feel free to email me: mogul[at]calculatorgames[dot]info.

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