What Are Some of the Highest Grossing Movies in Theaters?

Some of the highest grossing movies, as of 2015, include “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Jurassic World.” These blockbuster films were major successes worldwide, generating billions of dollars in revenue.

James Cameron’s science fiction epic “Avatar” ranks as the biggest blockbuster of all time, making more than $2.7 billion worldwide. Released during the Christmas season of 2009, the film focuses on the struggles of an alien race as a human mining company attempts to exploit their resource-rich planet. The film’s updated tale of colonialism and innovative special effects made it the must-see movie of the season.

“Titanic” secures James Cameron’s status as a Hollywood hit maker, ranking as the second-highest grossing film of all time. The 1997 historical romance stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as two unlikely lovers aboard the doomed cruise ship. A global phenomenon coupled with a hit soundtrack, the film’s mix of action and romance brought in audiences of all types, and the film grossed more than $2 billion worldwide.

An update of the popular dinosaur series, summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” broke the previous franchise entries’ records when it was released in 2015, grossing more than $1.6 billion worldwide. Featuring a new version of the ill-fated amusement park that actually opens to the public, the film stars Chris Pratt as a dinosaur trainer who must save the day when a genetically modified specimen breaks loose.