Every person you meet will have a varying opinion on what constitutes a good movie. It’s hard to identify the intrinsic quality of a film (in an objective way, at least).
You must have watched several movies on Cox Cable Tv or any other cable at home and had varying opinions about each one. Sadly, our opinion doesn’t define a movie’s success. It is rather defined by the revenue it generates regardless of how good/bad the movie itself was.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top-grossing movies in Hollywood to this date:
Directed by James Cameron, Avatar grossed $2,847,246,203 on the box office. His movie gave its audience a transformative experience by telling the story of Jake Sully and Na’vi, natives of the planet of Pandora. The director wanted its audience to care about his world as much as Sully did. He pushed 3D technology to its brink to make his imaginative ideas a reality.
This movie is going to make you fall in love with the Iron Man all over again. Directed by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame grossed $2,797,501,328 on the box office for obvious reasons.
This 3+ hour movie has so much to offer, and you can’t compare it with what Disney and Marvel Studios have pulled off in terms of size. The chronological order of how these movies were produced is next to perfection.
Additionally, most of all, their casting remains the cornerstone. And fans have been living with these characters and actors for more than a decade.
Endgame gives the movie an emotional resonance which is unusual. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Endgame is the movie of quiet moments.
James Cameron did it again with Titanic by grossing $2,201,647,264 at the box office. Releasing 20 years ago, this epic movie is the pop culture zeitgeist.
Young Kate Winslet and nostalgic Leonardo DiCaprio topped by Céline Dion’s iconic song performance, together, everything hits perfectly. Cameron is known for his storytelling skills. Fictional romance with historical details and some groundbreaking special effects take you to another world. The narrative lapses aren’t that great, but, Titanic is a Hollywood spectacle.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
If you ignore the absurd dialogue delivered by characters and dive deeper into the trilogy, you would never fail to appreciate Star Wars! The director J.J Abrams managed to achieve a perfect balance between practical and special effects.
The cast, including Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac, brought vigor to the movie. This movie feels right in ways the rest of prequels never did. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is still a fans’ favorite sequel, and it has grossed $2,069,521,700 on the box office!
Avengers: Infinity War
There are plenty of reasons to appreciate Infinity War. From character interactions to emotional beats, there are so many things to love in this movie. All characters meet and come in a commonplace for the first time.
Some interactions are easy to anticipate, such as the clash between Iron Man and Dr. Strange. Then, some characters tie everyone together. For many other reasons, Avengers: Infinity War has grossed $2,048,359,754 on the box office.
The Lion King
Okay, it may not be the most loved version of The Lion King, but its box office performance says otherwise. The CG animated Lion King managed to make $1,670,727,580 at the box office! The purpose behind the movie was obviously to revive the brand’s name and earn profits.
The original story didn’t change, but the dialogues were altered a bit (which most viewers despised). The computer version of the characters somewhat missed impressing the fans. Nevertheless, it’s still worth a watch.
The movie marked the 4th entry in the paleontological franchise. This movie was significant for Chris Pratt as it led him to stardom. Chris’ goofy tenor worked for him in the movie the Guardians of the Galaxy as well.
The way it performed at the box office showed that the movie’s inconsistencies and sloppiness don’t matter. Jurassic World is grossing $1,670,516,444 at the box office.