Some popular blockbuster films include “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “The Avengers.” As of 2015, these three titles rank as the top grossing movies of all time, making billions of dollars worldwide.
James Cameron’s box office smash “Avatar” emerged in 2009, easily shattering all previous box office records and becoming the highest grossing film of all time by a significant margin. Raking in $2.7 billion worldwide, the film was a cultural phenomenon, making use of burgeoning 3-D technology to create a fully immersive viewer experience. Although the film’s story was panned by critics, its technical achievements and rich visuals made it the cinematic event of Christmas 2009.
James Cameron clearly has a gift for blockbuster filmmaking, as he is also responsible for “Titanic,” the second highest grossing film of all time. Released in 1997, the film had something for everyone: romance, action, a glamorous historical setting and a tragic, inevitable ending. With top actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, sophisticated special effects and even an accompanying hit single courtesy of Celine Dion, the film smashed all previous box office records incontestably.
Trailing at a distant third, Marvel’s 2012 film “The Avengers” took in a respectable $1.5 billion worldwide. A crossover event years in the making, the film brought together iconic superheroes Captain American, Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk in a high octane battle against an interstellar foe.