Let us make a rundown of the top 10 highest grossing movies to come out of tinsel town.
1. Titanic, 1998, $601,000,000
This epic movie about the tragic sinking of a big ship has been a gigantic blockbuster at the box office tallying record sales that ran for 13 weeks. It is also the most expensive movie ever produced.
2. Star Wars, 1977 & 1997, $461,000,000
This sci-fiction spectacle has led to many lesser imitations which tried in vain to ride on the success of the movie. What is amazing about the success of this movie is that it follows a forlorn and oft repeated formula of story line where good triumphs over evil.
3. Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace, 1999, $431,000,000
It is quite amazing that this Star Wars offering was regarded as a flop, just because it failed to make a billion dollars at the tills. How can you top a performance which is already considered a historical success? Nonetheless, this “failure” is still good for 3rd spot of top grossing movies.
4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial, 1982, $400,000,000
This is another sci-fi movie that made to the 4th spot. It also paved the way in launching the careers of two notable actresses, Drew Barrymore and Erika Eleniak.
5. Jurassic Park, 1993, $357,000,000
This is one movie we allowed our kids to watch and enjoyed watching them shriek with fear and excitement. It used the revolutionary and cutting edge computer animation technology to put to life the big bad dinosaur.
6. Forrest Gump, 1994, $330,000,000
This is one feel good movie that deserves all the recognition and successes that it has achieved. It anchored its success on the acting genius of Tom Hanks and the melodramatic impact of highlights in American history.
7. The Lion King, 1994, $313,000,000
If there is one surprise big winner in our circle of top 10 bestselling movies, then it has got to be Lion King. This juvenile personification of Darwinism is so cutesy that it is indeed for the viewing pleasure of the young segment of the viewing public.
8. Return of the Jedi, 1983 & 1997, $309,000,000
The Return of the Jedi is the final installment of the Stars Wars trilogy. Most consider as the weakest link for the entire Star Wars saga.
9. Independence Day, 1996, $306,000,000
This rounds up the sci-fiction lineup for the A-list of top grossing movies. The special effects used in the movie are good enough reason to propel this movie to the top 10 list.
10. The Sixth Sense, 1999, $293,000,000
If you want to get spooked big time, then this movie is one big hit to our senses. This is one welcome addition to our circle of top 10 highest grossing movies.