No matter how superficial the box office numbers may seem, it’s interesting to see how much a film can actually gross. It’s almost certain that big blockbuster films like the MCU films will make a list of the highest-grossing films, especially given the closeness of production and the global fandom it’s garnered over the years.
The question we’re asking here, though, is: Which films have made the biggest profits over the past decade? Of the last two avenger Movies to animated, family-friendly triumphs like Frozen IILet’s take a look.
8th Frozen II – $1.45 billion
Many wouldn’t expect to see a Walt Disney animated production on this list, and yet we’re telling you so here Frozen II has indeed had such an effect. The second part of the franchise takes place three years after the first and follows Elsa, Anna and the other endearing characters on their journey to learn more about the origin of Elsa’s magical powers. Grossing over $1.45 billion worldwide, the film became the third-highest-grossing film of 2019. The film not only draws attention to Elsa’s origins, but also offers a powerful arc for her sister Anna as her life precedes hers She still manages to get things done for her kingdom. The plot turned out to be perfect considering how Frozen II much more recorded than the first film.
7 Furious 7 – $1.51 billion
With a budget of $250 million angry 7 is still considered one of the most expensive films of all time. And well, the production costs were definitely worth it as the film also became the third highest-grossing film of 2015 with $1.51 billion at the global box office. It was thanks to the quality of the storytelling and action sequences as well as being the last film Paul Walker starred in before his unfortunate death. The plot revolves around Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner and their crew as they choose to live a quiet life after all their crimes, but are once again interrupted by a vengeful assassin. Fast and Furious is one of the few major franchises with racialized protagonists, and that’s one of the elements that makes it so popular.
6 The Avengers – $1.51 billion
Let’s face it: this list wouldn’t be complete without something of Marvel nature. The first one we have to mention is the final movie in Phase One of the MCU: The Avengers. With over 2,200 visual effects shots per comic book and an ensemble cast that included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and many more, the film grossed over $1.51 billion at the box office. It also became the highest-grossing film of 2012. The plot revolves around the superheroes who are assembled by Nick Fury to help defeat Loki and his Earth invasion. Although it was the first film in which we could see the cast gathered together, the sense of found family was already very strong and instilled a sense of nostalgia.
5 The Lion King – $1.65 billion
similar to angry 7, Thanks to the virtual reality tools and the scale that the remake aims to offer, The Lion King With a budget of around 260 million dollars, it is one of the most expensive films of all time. However, with a worldwide gross of $1.65 billion, he managed to overtake frozen 2the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The story focuses on Simba trying to walk the path to becoming king after the death of his father. Views of the film are divided to this day; Some call it a failure due to its resemblance to the original, while others praise Jon Favreau’s direction. Despite the mixed reactions, the film manages to portray the royals and the rule of the monarchy beautifully.
4 Jurassic World – $1.67 billion
Jurassic world is the fourth part in Jurassic Park Franchise and the first film to star Chris Pratt. The story takes place 22 years after the events of the last one Jurassic Park Film and also takes place on the same fictional island Isla Nublar. The chaos of the story begins when a transgenic dinosaur escapes from the park and rampages wildly. As always, general views on the film were divided; Half called it uninspired, while the other half praised its action-packed sequences. Regardless of your opinion, the film grossed over $1.67 billion worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2015. Who wouldn’t love a great dinosaur movie, right?
3 Avengers: Infinity War – $2.04 billion
Everyone knew that Avengers: Infinity War would be a box office hit even before the official release. And they weren’t wrong. It was the first superhero film in history to gross over $2 billion at the global box office and was the highest-grossing film of 2018. The plot revolves around the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy trying to Preventing Thanos from using the six infinity stones to wipe out half the population. The third part of avenger The franchise seemed to be popular with many people due to its excellent portrayal of superheroes and villains and merging all of the MCU’s previously separate franchises.
2 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens – $2.06 billion
With $2.06 billion at the box office The Force Awakens broke numerous records, including one becoming the highest-grossing film of 2015. The seventh film in the war of stars Skywalker Saga, the film follows Rey, Finn, Poe and Han Solo as they search for Luke Skywalker in the face of a new threat to the galaxy. Two more films followed the release of The Force Awakens to complete the continuation of the trilogy, but the first part made the most money of the three and received positive acclaim for both its direction and the actors’ performances.
1 Avengers: Endgame – $2.7 billion
Last but not least we have Avengers: Endgame, which ranked first as the highest-grossing film of all time through last year 2021 with over $2.7 billion. As expected, it’s one of the most expensive films ever made given the scale the MCU and audience expectations have set itself. The plot revolves around the surviving Avengers and their attempts to restore Thanos’ damage to the population of the universe. Many continue to argue that Avengers made things infinitely worse by undoing the blip as described by Screen Rant, and continue to show their clear disappointment with the ending. The divided views don’t change the fact that it is indeed the highest-grossing film of the 2010s.