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All-time Top 8 billion dollar movies of Hollywood

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The top billionaire movie of the Hollywood box office history is nothing but ‘Avatar’. Within the months and weeks leading up to Avatar’s release, many thought that it would be just a normal another 3D flick. But James Cameron has created history with it. The movie has grossed a massive $2.02 billion at the International box office and $760.5 million in North America.

The lovable love story from the historic event ‘Titanic’ has topped the box office before Avatar’s release. None of them had hopes on their work but there is little expectation on the movie. When the movie was released in December 1997, the movie has become the Oscar winner that has played for nine months in theaters in the US grossing up to $1.2 billion overseas and $600.8 million in United States.

The third place is the third film of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, ‘Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ which has grossed $1.12 billion. The movie was released in 2003 and has grossed $377 million domestically and $742.1 million overseas before honored by the Oscar.

The third film of the Pirates’ franchise, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ has grossed $1.07 billion after its release in 2006. The movie has grossed $423.3 million domestically as well as $642.9 million internationally. The film was more attracted by the role of Johnny Depp and the direction of Gore Verbinski.

Lee Unkrich directed ‘Toy Story 3’ which was released in 2010 has been nominated for a Golden Globe for the best animated movie. Besides, the movie has grabbed $1.06 billion in total.

‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed by Tim Burton has grossed a total of $334.2 million in North America as well as $690.1 million at the international box office. However, the film has teamed Burton with two of his stars, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter alongside Mia Wasikowska and Anne Hathaway

The victory was tasted again by the Pirates’ franchise for its ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ which was directed by Rob Marshall. The movie has grossed $774.7 million till now and has collected $234.5 million domestically. On total it has grabbed 1.009 billion dollars.

The Batmen has also made his entry in the billionaire list. Christopher Nolan’s movie, ‘The Dark Knight’ has grossed $468.6 million overseas and in addition $533.3 million domestically. This is the international performance which was notable where Christan Bale starred in the film has never travelled well overseas.

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