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Movie Index


  1. Index of Movies by Year
  2. Alphabetical Movie Index

The table below lists the top-grossing movie released in each calendar year. Click on the year number for a list of all the films released that year. The "Annual Stats" links will take you to a summary of the film business for the year in question (this part of our archive starts in 1995). Click on the movie name to see information on the individual film.

YearAnnual StatsMovieGenreProduction BudgetTotal Domestic Box OfficeTrailer
2023   Avatar 5 Adventure   $0  
2022   Avatar 4 Adventure   $0  
2021   Fast and Furious 10 Action   $0  
2020   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 Adventure   $0  
2019   Untitled Universal Event Film   $0  
2018   Robotech Action   $0  
2017   Cruella Adventure   $0  
2016 Annual Stats Captain America: Civil War Action $250,000,000 $404,040,954 Play
2015 Annual Stats Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Adventure $306,000,000 $936,662,225 Play
2014 Annual Stats American Sniper Drama $58,000,000 $350,126,372 Play
2013 Annual Stats The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Adventure $130,000,000 $424,668,047 Play
2012 Annual Stats The Avengers Adventure $225,000,000 $623,279,547 Play
2011 Annual Stats Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Adventure $125,000,000 $381,011,219 Play
2010 Annual Stats Toy Story 3 Adventure $200,000,000 $415,004,880 Play
2009 Annual Stats Avatar Action $425,000,000 $760,507,625 Play
2008 Annual Stats The Dark Knight Action $185,000,000 $533,345,358  
2007 Annual Stats Spider-Man 3 Adventure $258,000,000 $336,530,303  
2006 Annual Stats Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Adventure $225,000,000 $423,315,812  
2005 Annual Stats Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith Adventure $115,000,000 $380,270,577  
2004 Annual Stats Shrek 2 Adventure $70,000,000 $441,226,247  
2003 Annual Stats Finding Nemo Adventure $94,000,000 $380,529,370 Play
2002 Annual Stats Spider-Man Adventure $139,000,000 $403,706,375  
2001 Annual Stats Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone Adventure $125,000,000 $317,575,550  
2000 Annual Stats How the Grinch Stole Christmas Comedy $123,000,000 $260,044,825  
1999 Annual Stats Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace Adventure $115,000,000 $474,544,677 Play
1998 Annual Stats Saving Private Ryan Drama $65,000,000 $216,335,085  
1997 Annual Stats Titanic Thriller/Suspense $200,000,000 $658,672,302 Play
1996 Annual Stats Independence Day Adventure $75,000,000 $306,169,255  
1995 Annual Stats Toy Story Adventure $30,000,000 $191,796,233  
1994   The Lion King Adventure $79,300,000 $422,780,140 Play
1993   Jurassic Park Action $63,000,000 $395,708,305 Play
1992   Aladdin Comedy $28,000,000 $217,350,219  
1991   Beauty and the Beast Musical $20,000,000 $218,951,625 Play
1990   Home Alone Comedy $15,000,000 $285,761,243  
1989   Batman Action $35,000,000 $251,188,924  
1988   Rain Man Comedy $25,000,000 $172,825,435  
1987   3 Men and a Baby Comedy $15,000,000 $167,780,960  
1986   Top Gun Action $15,000,000 $179,800,601 Play
1985   Back to the Future Adventure $19,000,000 $212,259,762  
1984   Ghostbusters Comedy $30,000,000 $242,212,467 Play
1983   Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi Adventure $32,500,000 $309,205,079  
1982   ET: The Extra-Terrestrial Drama $10,500,000 $435,110,554  
1981   Raiders of the Lost Ark Adventure $20,000,000 $248,159,971  
1980   Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back Adventure $23,000,000 $290,271,960  
1979   Kramer vs. Kramer Drama   $106,260,000  
1978   Grease Musical $6,000,000 $181,813,770 Play
1977   Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope Adventure $11,000,000 $460,998,007  
1976   Rocky Drama $1,000,000 $117,235,147  
1975   Jaws Horror $12,000,000 $260,000,000  
1974   Blazing Saddles Comedy $2,600,000 $119,500,000  
1973   The Exorcist Horror $12,000,000 $204,868,002  
1972   The Godfather Drama $7,000,000 $134,966,411  
1971   Billy Jack   $98,000,000  
1970   Love Story Drama   $106,397,186  
1969   Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Western $6,000,000 $102,308,900  
1968   Funny Girl   $58,500,000  
1967   The Jungle Book Musical   $141,843,000  
1966   The Bible Drama   $34,900,023  
1965   The Sound of Music Musical $8,200,000 $163,214,286  
1964   Mary Poppins Musical $6,000,000 $102,300,000  
1963   Cleopatra Drama $42,000,000 $57,000,000  
1962   The Longest Day Action $10,000,000 $39,100,000  
1961   101 Dalmatians Comedy   $153,000,000  
1960   Swiss Family Robinson   $40,400,000  
1959   Ben-Hur Adventure $15,000,000 $73,000,000  
1958   South Pacific   $36,800,000  
1957   The Bridge on the River Kwai Drama $3,000,000 $33,300,000  
1956   The Ten Commandments Drama $13,500,000 $80,000,000  
1955   Lady and the Tramp Drama   $93,600,000  
1954   White Christmas Musical   $30,000,000  
1953   Peter Pan Adventure $4,000,000 $87,400,000  
1952   The Greatest Show on Earth $4,000,000 $36,000,000  
1951   Quo Vadis? Drama $8,250,000 $30,000,000  
1950   Cinderella Drama $2,900,000 $85,000,000  
1949   Samson and Delilah Drama   $28,800,000  
1948   The Snake Pit   $10,000,000  
1947   Forever Amber   $16,000,000  
1946   Song of the South Adventure   $65,000,000  
1945   The Bells of St. Mary's Drama   $21,300,000  
1944   Going My Way   $16,300,000  
1943   This is the Army Musical   $19,500,000  
1942   Bambi Drama $858,000 $102,797,000  
1941   Sergeant York Drama   $16,400,000  
1940   Pinocchio Adventure   $84,300,000  
1939   Gone with the Wind Drama $3,900,000 $198,680,470  
1938   Alexander's Ragtime Band Drama $2,000,000 $4,000,000  
1937   Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Musical $1,488,000 $184,925,485  
1936   How to Become a Detective   $6,000,000  
1935   Top Hat $609,000 $1,782,000  
1934   It Happened One Night Romantic Comedy $325,000 $2,500,000  
1933   King Kong $672,000 $10,000,000  
1932   The Most Dangerous Game   $0  
1931   Frankenstein Horror   $12,000,000  
1930   Tom Sawyer   $11,000,000  
1929   The Broadway Melody Musical $379,000 $2,800,000  
1928   The Singing Fool   $10,000,000  
1927   The Jazz Singer   $3,000,000  
1926   Alamo of the South Seas Drama   $3,000,000  
1925   The Big Parade Drama $245,000 $11,000,000  
1923   The Covered Wagon   $3,800,000  
1921   The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse   $9,200,000  
1920   Over the Hill to the Poorhouse $100,000 $3,000,000  
1916   20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Adventure $200,000 $8,000,000  
1915   The Birth of a Nation Drama $110,000 $10,000,000  

The table below shows the highest-grossing movie that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Click on the name of the film to go to its page. Or click on the letter at the beginning of each row for a list of all the movies beginning with that letter.

IndexRelease DateMovieGenreProduction BudgetTotal Domestic Box OfficeTrailer
( Oct 23, 2009 (Untitled)   $230,600  
1 Jan 25, 1961 101 Dalmatians Comedy   $153,000,000  
2 Jun 13, 2014 22 Jump Street Comedy $50,000,000 $191,719,337 Play
3 Mar 9, 2007 300 Action $60,000,000 $210,614,939  
4 Aug 19, 2005 The 40 Year-old Virgin Comedy $26,000,000 $109,449,237  
5 Feb 13, 2004 50 First Dates Romantic Comedy $75,000,000 $120,776,832  
6 Nov 17, 2000 The 6th Day Action $82,000,000 $34,543,701  
7 Feb 27, 2015 í71 Thriller/Suspense   $1,270,847 Play
8 Nov 8, 2002 8 Mile Drama $41,000,000 $116,724,075  
9 Dec 19, 1980 Nine to Five Comedy   $103,290,500  
A Dec 18, 2009 Avatar Action $425,000,000 $760,507,625 Play
B Mar 25, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Action $250,000,000 $330,360,194 Play
C May 6, 2016 Captain America: Civil War Action $250,000,000 $404,040,954 Play
D Jul 18, 2008 The Dark Knight Action $185,000,000 $533,345,358  
E Jun 11, 1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial Drama $10,500,000 $435,110,554  
F Nov 22, 2013 Frozen Adventure $150,000,000 $400,738,009 Play
G Aug 1, 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Adventure $170,000,000 $333,172,112 Play
H Nov 22, 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Adventure $130,000,000 $424,668,047 Play
I May 3, 2013 Iron Man 3 Action $200,000,000 $408,992,272 Play
J Jun 12, 2015 Jurassic World Action $215,000,000 $652,198,010 Play
K Dec 14, 2005 King Kong Adventure $207,000,000 $218,080,025  
L Jun 15, 1994 The Lion King Adventure $79,300,000 $422,780,140 Play
M Jul 10, 2015 Minions Comedy $74,000,000 $336,045,770 Play
N Dec 22, 2006 Night at the Museum Comedy $110,000,000 $250,863,268  
O Mar 8, 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Adventure $200,000,000 $234,770,996 Play
P Jul 7, 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Adventure $225,000,000 $423,315,812  
Q Nov 14, 2008 Quantum of Solace Action $230,000,000 $169,368,427  
R Jun 12, 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Adventure $20,000,000 $248,159,971  
S Dec 18, 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Adventure $306,000,000 $936,662,225 Play
T Dec 19, 1997 Titanic Thriller/Suspense $200,000,000 $658,672,302 Play
U May 29, 2009 Up Adventure $175,000,000 $293,004,164  
V Feb 10, 2012 The Vow Drama $30,000,000 $125,014,030 Play
W Jun 29, 2005 War of the Worlds Action $132,000,000 $234,280,354  
X May 26, 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Action $210,000,000 $234,362,462  
Y Dec 18, 1998 You've Got Mail Drama $65,000,000 $115,821,495  
Z Mar 4, 2016 Zootopia Adventure   $340,400,722 Play