As a number of people have already answered, it was. A franchise is typically defined to be at least two works derived from a common intellectual property. the Extra-Terrestrial on April 15, 1983, after 314 days of release. Other sources state that the takings for Forever Amber ($8 million) and Life with Father ($6.5 million)[55] were in fact worldwide rental grosses, so it is possible this is also true of Unconquered. A movie making that minimum seven figures isn’t cool, it’s … Titanic earned $1.2 billion from video and DVD sales and rentals,[1] in addition to the $2.2 billion it grossed in theaters. [26] As of September 2020[update], 47 films have grossed over $1 billion worldwide. [77] Exact figures are not known, but testimony in a federal trial in 1976—about four years into the film's release—showed the film had grossed over $25 million. Disney films are usually co-directed and some directors have served on several winning teams: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, David Hand, Ben Sharpsteen, Wolfgang Reitherman and Bill Roberts have all co-directed at least two films on the list. [21] Ticket prices have also risen at different rates of inflation around the world, further complicating the process of adjusting worldwide grosses. [59] Its international release was delayed by World War I, and it was not released in many foreign territories until the 1920s; coupled with further re-releases in the United States, its $10 million earnings as reported by Variety in 1932 are consistent with the earlier figure. Some of the older films that held the record of highest-grossing film still have respectable grosses by today's standards, but no longer compete numerically against today's top-earners in an era of much higher individual ticket prices. [32][34] This chart incorporates the gross of $343,550,770 from the reissue and adjusts it from the 2014 index. Because of release schedules—especially in the case of films released towards the end of the year—and different release patterns across the world, many films can do business in two or more calendar years; therefore the grosses documented here are not confined to just the year of release. Although several other revenue streams also generate revenue (such as theatrical exhibition, home video, television broadcast rights and merchandising) theatrical box office earnings take prominence, mostly because of the availability of the data compared to sales figures for home video and broadcast rights, but also because of historical practice. Avatar, in second place on the nominal chart, is the highest-grossing film that is not a sequel or an adaptation of a pre-existing property. [# 4] The list below is restricted to the fastest 10. James Cameron’s 1997 film Titanic became the first billion-dollar movie when it concluded its initial run in 1998. We heard it in a Hollywood movie once: “A million dollars isn’t cool. It is likely that Birchard's figure is just the North American gross rental, and includes revenue from the 1954 and 1960 reissues. After Walt Disney Animation Studios regained its confidence in the 2010s, the path was cleared for 2016’s Zootopia, which won all of the major awards an animated movie could possibly get (the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the Annie, and the Critics’ Choice) and went on to gross $1.023 billion around the world at the box office. There is some argument about this question but the first movie that is officially recognized as having a production cost of just over one million US dollars is 'A Daughter of the Gods' 1916. In fact, the studio became the first in history to release two $1 billion dollars in the same year. Because of incomplete data it cannot be known for sure how much money some films have made and when they made it, but generally the chart chronicles the films from each year that went on to earn the most. If a film increased its gross through re-releases while holding the record, the year in which it recorded its highest gross is also noted in italics. It fell 55%, which is actually quite good for a film in China. The first of the two titles that make James Cameron the undisputed boss of the billion-dollar club, “Avatar” came out in 2009 and broke records worldwide. [47] However, it is possible this figure has been mistaken for the gross of the 1954 remake which also earned $8,000,000 in North American rentals.[48]. [# 1] The list below is restricted to the biggest 10 during their opening day. Gone with the Wind—first released in 1939—is generally considered to be the most successful film, with Guinness World Records in 2014 estimating its adjusted global gross at $3.4 billion. 3. It passed the 50M threshold just from the Thursday night previews ($60 million). [99] Since the turn of the century that number has increased to over fifty (not including one-off hits such as Avatar, Titanic, and Zootopia). (...) Since grosses are not limited to original theatrical runs, a film's first-run gross is included in brackets after the total if known. This is probably the earliest cinematic release to reach $1 billion, but it needed a second cinematic release in 2013, to push it past the $1billion mark. The genre continued to perform strongly in the 1930s, but the outbreak of World War II saw war-themed films dominate again during this period, starting with Gone with the Wind (American Civil War) in 1939, and finishing with The Best Years of Our Lives (World War II) in 1946. The Sound of Music, The Godfather, Jaws, Jurassic Park and Titanic increased their earnings with further releases in 1973, 1997, 1979, 2013 and 2012 respectively, but they are not included in the totals here because they had already conceded the record prior to being re-released. [105] If ancillary income from merchandise is included, then Star Wars is the most lucrative property;[106] it holds the Guinness world record for the "most successful film merchandising franchise" and was valued at £19.51 billion in 2012 (approximately $30 billion). When Disney purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.5 billion dollars a lot of fans were as nervous as they were shocked. On this series of charts, films are ranked first by the number of days they took to reach the milestone, and second by their total gross on the day they exceeded the milestone. [74][h] More than 200 films have grossed over $200 million at the US and Canadian box office, 25 of which reached it in their first 7-days. Samson and Delilah (1949) saw the beginning of a trend of increasingly expensive historical dramas set during Ancient Rome/biblical times throughout the 1950s as cinema competed with television for audiences,[40] with Quo Vadis, The Robe, The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur and Spartacus all becoming the highest-grossing film of the year during initial release, before the genre started to wane after several high-profile failures. When it took over the top spot in 2019, Avengers: Endgame became the first sequel to hold the record of highest-grossing film, and in doing so ended thirty-six years of Spielberg/Cameron dominance. AESince Avengers: Endgame was released in 2019, no inflation adjustment has been applied to its gross. At least eleven films have held the record of 'highest-grossing film' since The Birth of a Nation assumed the top spot in 1915. IndyBrodaSolo. For example, in 1970, tickets cost $1.55 or about $6.68 in inflation-adjusted 2004 dollars; by 1980, prices had risen to about $2.69, a drop to $5.50 in inflation-adjusted 2004 dollars. [60] Gone with the Wind is the first film to definitively gross over $50 million in the United States, taking its lifetime total to $58.3 million with its 1954 re-release. The first movie to reach this milestone was Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope with its 1981 reissue. This list focuses on the latter. [66] In addition to its gross rental earnings through public exhibition, The Birth of a Nation played at a large number of private, club and organizational engagements which figures are unavailable for. The total is rounded to $1 million to compensate for the numerical inaccuracy. Once revenue from home entertainment is factored in it is not immediately clear which film is the most successful. The 1970s saw a shift in audience tastes to high concept films, with six such films made by either George Lucas or Steven Spielberg topping the chart during the 1980s. The total listed here incorporates subsequent earnings in Japan, Nigeria, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany up to the end of 2015 but omits earnings in Turkey, Iceland, Brazil, and Australia (2016), which amount to a few hundred thousand dollars. The grosses from their original theatrical runs are included here along with totals from re-releases up to the point that they lost the record; therefore the total for The Birth of a Nation includes income from its reissues up to 1940; the total for Star Wars includes revenue from the late 1970s and early 1980s reissues but not from the 1997 Special Edition; the total for E.T. George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. [69] Despite later retracting the claim, the sum has been widely reported even though it has never been substantiated. Steven Spielberg is the most represented director on the chart, with six films to his credit, occupying the top spot in 1975, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1989 and 1993. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, List of highest-grossing openings for films, "Avengers: Endgame (2019) - International Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo", "Oh, Snap! [# 10] The list below is restricted to the fastest 10. Without that second surge of ticket purchases, the film would have stayed under $1 billion along with the original three movies. All records listed on our website are current and up-to-date. The milestones used by trade publications such as Box Office Mojo or The Numbers, are multiples of $50 million. Bumblebee remained in first place with $35.6 million in 64 markets for totals of $256.3 million internationally and $365.2 million worldwide. Both The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind spent twenty-five consecutive years apiece as the highest-grosser, with films directed by Steven Spielberg holding the record on three occasions and James Cameron twice. As of September 2020[update], twenty films have grossed over $450 million at the US and Canadian box office. Dr. Dre became “hip-hop’s first billionaire” in 2014 when he sold his hip-hop headphone brand, Beats by Dre, to technology powerhouse Apple. It took 21 hours from the first release to reach the $100 million threshold. Some sources claim that The Big Parade superseded The Birth of a Nation as highest-grossing film, eventually being replaced by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which in turn was quickly usurped by Gone with the Wind. [67] It was hugely popular with the Ku Klux Klan who used it to drive recruitment,[68] and at one point Variety estimated its total earnings to stand at around $50 million. In the cases where estimates conflict both films are recorded, and in cases where a film has moved into first place because of being re-released the previous record-holder is also retained. Click to download Tim, Erics, Billion, Cash, Coins, Dollar, Money, Film, Movie, Video, Bank, Business, Finance icon from Movie Mega Pack 3 Iconset by FirstLine1 While complete sales data are not available for Avatar, it earned $345 million from the sale of sixteen million DVD and Blu-ray units in North America,[2] and ultimately sold a total of thirty million DVD and Blu-ray units worldwide. Spielberg became the first director to break his own record when Jurassic Park overtook E.T., and Cameron emulated the feat when Avatar broke the record set by Titanic. [107][108] The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had the most films gross over $1 billion with nine. If it were the rental gross then that would have made it not only the highest-grossing film of the year, but one of the highest-grossing films of the silent era, and if that is the case it would be unusual for both International Motion Picture Almanac and Variety to omit it from their lists. "Toy Story 4" has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, Disney announced on Thursday. UNChopra-Gant stipulates that the figure given for Unconquered is for North American box-office, but as was common at the time, the chart confuses worldwide and North American grosses. Besides the Star Wars and Superman franchises, James Bond and Star Trek films are still being released periodically; all four are among the highest-grossing franchises. Other Marvel Comics adaptations have also had success with the Spider-Man and X-Men properties, while films based on Batman and Superman from DC Comics have generally performed well. The four Avengers films and the two Frozen films are the only franchises where each installment has grossed over $1 billion. A shared universe is a particular type of crossover where a number of characters from a wide range of fictional works wind up sharing a fictional world. [62] As of January 2020[update], 45 did so during their opening day (including previews). (2010). [60] At this time, Variety still had The Birth of a Nation ahead of The Big Parade ($6,400,000) on distributor rentals and—if its estimate is correct—Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ($8,500,000)[61] would not have earned enough on its first theatrical run to take the record;[62] although it would have been the highest-grossing 'talkie',[63] displacing The Singing Fool ($5,900,000). and Avatar all increased their record grosses with re-releases. 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Computers, software and real estate are already highly competitive markets and even the dominant players do not have trillion dollar valuations. At the end of 1947 it had earned $2 million, and by 1949, $8 million; by 1956 it had earned $22 million in rentals, representing a gross of $80 million, and would have easily placed in the top ten films in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Box-office figures are reported in the form of gross or, Highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation, Highest-grossing franchises and film series, (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show". The figures in the above chart take into account inflation that occurred in 2014, and in every available year since then, through 2019. The success of a film is assessed by trade publications (such as Box Office Mojo and Variety) primarily by its theatrical box office earnings. SSIt is not clear if the figure for Sunny Side Up is for North America or worldwide. Falling foul of the Motion Picture Production Code, Mom and Dad was prevented from obtaining mainstream distribution and restricted to independent and drive-in theaters. Original release (excluding 2009 IMAX reissue): Lifetime grosses (outside U.S. & Canada): This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 23:41. May 31, 2005 6:18 AM. TGuinness' adjusted total for Titanic only increased by $102,000,000 between the 2012 (published in 2011) and 2015 editions, a rise of 4.2% shared by the other adjusted totals in the chart, and omitted the gross from a 3D re-release in 2012. The result of this correction is that Spider-Man: Far From Home, Captain Marvel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon all peaked one place lower than shown in the accompanying source. It was re-released in the United Kingdom in December 2017 with Olaf's Frozen Adventure earning an additional $2.3 million. [77] As of September 2020[update], 89 films have grossed over $300 million at the US and Canadian box office. Animated family films have performed consistently well, with Disney films enjoying lucrative re-releases prior to the home-video era. Depending on how accurate the estimates are, the 1959 remake of Ben-Hur may also have captured the record from Gone with the Wind: as of the end of 1961 it had earned $47 million worldwide,[73] and by 1963 it was trailing Gone with the Wind by just $2 million with international takings of $65 million,[74] ultimately earning $66 million from its initial release. Star Wars is also represented in the nominal earnings chart with five films, while the Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises feature prominently. [# 9] The list below is restricted to the fastest 10. In order to make the money back, they then attempt to revitalize a failing shopping mall. By 1980, Star Wars became the first movie to reach a $500 million worldwide gross (not adjusting for inflation). [82][83] As of September 2020[update], fifteen films have grossed over $500 million at the US and Canadian box office. It passed the 50M threshold just from the Thursday night previews ($57 million), but this figure incorporates revenues generated from the ". [54] Worldwide rentals of $32 million from the initial release is consistent with the revised figures and later reported worldwide figures: they indicate that the film earned $21 million in North America and $11 million overseas from the initial release, and added a further $9 million in North America and $8 million overseas from subsequent re-releases up to 1956. Following the outbreak of World War II, many of the foreign markets were unavailable to Hollywood so it became standard practice to just report on North American box-office performance. [31] Which film is Gone with the Wind's nearest rival depends on the set of figures used: Guinness had Avatar in second place with $3 billion, while other estimates saw Titanic in the runner-up spot with first-run worldwide earnings of almost $2.9 billion at 2010 prices.[30]. It went on to gross over $2 billion worldwide. The Star Wars films are the highest-grossing series based on a single property, earning over $10 billion at the box office (although the Eon James Bond films have earned over $18 billion in total when adjusted to current prices). [19], Another complication is release in multiple formats for which different ticket prices are charged. It was the biggest hit of its kind, and remained in continual distribution until the 1970s when hardcore pornography eventually took over. Included on this list are charts showing the films that reached certain milestones in the fastest time. That makes the animated Pixar film the fifth billion dollar release for Disney this year. Since Variety at the time ranked films by their U.S. rental, they constructed a hypothetical rental figure for the Cinerama films to provide a basis for comparison to other films in their chart: in the case of This Is Cinerama, the $50 million worldwide gross was reconfigured as a $12.5 million U.S. rental gross; this is exactly 25% of the amount reported by Cinerama, so Variety's formula seemingly halved the gross to obtain an estimate for the U.S. share, and halved it again to simulate a rental fee. All grosses on the list are expressed in U.S. dollars at their nominal value, except where stated otherwise. TS3Box Office Mojo revised the grosses for Pixar films in August 2016, resulting in the gross for Toy Story 3 being corrected from $1.063 billion to $1.067 billion. How to create a billion-dollar movie franchise. During the silent era, films with war themes were popular with audiences, with The Birth of a Nation (American Civil War), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Big Parade and Wings (all World War I) becoming the most successful films in their respective years of release, with the trend coming to an end with All Quiet on the Western Front in 1930. [100] This is partly due to inflation and market growth, but also to Hollywood's adoption of the franchise model: films that have built-in brand recognition, such as being based on a well-known literary source or an established character. Only seven directors have topped the chart in consecutive years: McCarey (1944 and 1945), Nichols (1966 and 1967), Spielberg (1981 and 1982), Jackson (2002 and 2003), Verbinski (2006 and 2007) and the Russo brothers (2018 and 2019). You know what’s cool? With a worldwide box-office gross of over $2.797 billion, Avengers: Endgame is proclaimed to be the "highest-grossing" film, but such claims usually refer to theatrical revenues only and do not take into account home video and television income, which can form a significant portion of a film's earnings. [75], Another film purported to have been the highest-grosser is the 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat. The success at the box office is measured in a number of ways, and these look at both the total gross as well as the speed with which that gross is attained. As of September 2020[update], 39 films have grossed over $400 million at the US and Canadian box office. Mark Wahlberg may have gotten to a billion on his first try in a Transformers movie, but LaBeouf did it first, and got more money at the end of the experiment. Trade journals would collate the data by either obtaining it from the distributors themselves, who were keen to promote a successful film, or by surveying theaters and constructing an estimate. Distributors would often report the worldwide rental since the higher figure made the film appear more successful, while estimates were limited to performance in North America; therefore it was not unusual for worldwide and North American rentals to be mixed up. [# 7] The list below is restricted to the fastest 10. The first movie to reach this milestone was Jaws, on its 1976 re-release. The first movie to reach this milestone was Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope with its 1978 reissue. George Lucas directed two chart-toppers in 1977 and 1999, but also served in a strong creative capacity as a producer and writer in 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984 and 1989 as well. 41 minutes into Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie, and so far it's better than I'd been led to believe it would be. 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