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The Top 10 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time Might Surprise You

All of us may have already watched several films on our lifetime. On these several films that we have watched, I am quite sure that at least one person here has his or her own favorite film.

Box Office Mojo has listed the Top 300 highest-grossing movies of all time. However, this is not your typical list.

If you gloss over the current domestic box office winners, you'll get a mixed bag of mostly sequels, superhero movies and a lot of Disney-produced films. Not to mention, nearly every title will be from the last 10 years.

So what makes this list different? This list accounts for inflation.

Take for example the list’s tenth placer, which is Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The film had made $184.9 million before inflation, which when adjusted for ticket price inflation, would be equal to over $982 million.

See the full list of films on Box Office Mojo.

What is your favorite film? And is it here on the list?

Via CNN

(Image Credit: Derks24/ Pixabay)


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If this adjustment were done properly, it would be SO complicated. Snow White was released in 1937. The box office take for its first run would be subject to 82 years of inflation. But it was re-released every five years or so until home video took over. The 1957 tickets would be subject to only 62 years of inflation, and the last time I saw it in a theater in 1987 (50th anniversary), my ticket price would be subject to only 32 years of inflation.
Meanwhile, movies rarely get a second run in the theaters these days. Home video sales do not count toward "box office" figures, but go a long way toward ranking a movie's popularity, and making a profit.
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