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All Time Worldwide Box Office for Based on Real Life Events Movies


See also: Top Based on Real Life Events Domestic - Top Based on Real Life Events International

Other Worldwide Sources records: Top Original Screenplay Worldwide - Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Worldwide - Top Based on Comic/Graphic Novel Worldwide - Top Remake Worldwide - Top Based on TV Worldwide - Top Based on Factual Book/Article Worldwide - Top Based on Play Worldwide

This chart contains the top 100 Based on Real Life Events movies based on the cumulative worldwide box office.

See our Based on Real Life Events Theatrical Market Charts for more overviews regarding the domestic theatrical box office performance of Based on Real Life Events movies.

Rank Released Movie Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
1 2001 Pearl Harbor $449,239,855 $198,539,855 $250,700,000
2 2017 The Greatest Showman $389,913,768 $174,045,042 $215,868,726
3 1995 Pocahontas $347,100,000 $141,579,773 $205,520,227
4 1993 Schindler's List $321,365,567 $96,067,179 $225,298,388
5 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness $307,311,093 $162,586,036 $144,725,057
6 2016 Dangal $292,255,212 $12,391,761 $279,863,451
7 2013 American Hustle $257,878,294 $150,117,807 $107,760,487
8 2000 Erin Brockovich $257,805,243 $125,548,685 $132,256,558
9 2009 Michael Jackson's This Is It $252,091,016 $72,091,016 $180,000,000
10 1984 Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets $239,000,000 $52,800,000 $186,200,000
11 2010 The Social Network $224,922,135 $96,962,694 $127,959,441
12 2015 Everest $221,835,496 $43,482,270 $178,353,226
13 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 $221,148,959 $119,114,517 $102,034,442
14 2013 Captain Phillips $220,648,184 $107,136,417 $113,511,767
15 2004 The Terminal $218,673,959 $77,073,959 $141,600,000
16 1995 Braveheart $209,045,244 $75,545,647 $133,499,597
17 2004 The Aviator $208,370,892 $102,608,827 $105,762,065
18 2008 Valkyrie $203,932,174 $83,107,829 $120,824,345
19 2015 Straight Outta Compton $202,182,981 $161,197,785 $40,985,196
20 1998 Patch Adams $202,173,000 $135,014,968 $67,158,032
21 2012 The Vow $197,618,160 $125,014,030 $72,604,130
22 2005 Walk the Line $187,707,495 $119,519,402 $68,188,093
23 1995 Dangerous Minds $178,919,401 $84,919,401 $94,000,000
24 2017 The Post $177,601,833 $81,903,458 $95,698,375
25 2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler $177,025,498 $116,632,095 $60,393,403
26 2016 Operation Mekong $172,589,252 $800,012 $171,789,240
27 2012 The Impossible $169,590,606 $19,019,882 $150,570,724
28 2004 Alexander $167,297,191 $34,297,191 $133,000,000
29 2010 Unstoppable $165,720,921 $81,562,942 $84,157,979
30 2006 World Trade Center $163,295,654 $70,278,893 $93,016,761
31 2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $160,903,019 $102,003,019 $58,900,000
32 2016 Hacksaw Ridge $160,234,705 $67,209,615 $93,025,090
33 2015 Yip Man 3 $156,835,197 $2,679,437 $154,155,760
34 1993 Cool Runnings $155,056,263 $68,856,263 $86,200,000
35 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose $144,529,078 $75,072,454 $69,456,624
36 2000 Remember the Titans $136,706,683 $115,654,751 $21,051,932
37 2017 American Made $135,581,390 $51,342,000 $84,239,390
38 2012 Zero Dark Thirty $134,612,435 $95,720,716 $38,891,719
39 2014 Myeong-ryang $133,450,917 $2,830,989 $130,619,928
40 2005 La marche de l'empereur $133,276,359 $77,437,223 $55,839,136
41 2005 Munich $131,492,772 $47,379,090 $84,113,682
42 1997 Seven Years in Tibet $131,445,884 $37,945,884 $93,500,000
43 2010 The Fighter $129,262,388 $93,617,009 $35,645,379
44 2006 The Queen $128,885,873 $56,441,711 $72,444,162
45 1998 Everest $127,990,128 $87,178,599 $40,811,529
46 1982 Gandhi $127,767,889 $52,767,889 $75,000,000
47 2002 Space Station $126,513,186 $93,231,060 $33,282,126
48 1985 The Dream is Alive $125,900,000 $125,900,000 $0
49 2004 Ray $124,823,094 $75,305,995 $49,517,099
50 2016 Deepwater Horizon $122,931,214 $61,433,527 $61,497,687
51 2009 Red Cliff $119,627,047 $627,047 $119,000,000
52 2012 The Iron Lady $115,592,104 $29,959,436 $85,632,668
53 2013 Saving Mr. Banks $114,962,525 $83,299,761 $31,662,764
54 2000 Coyote Ugly $113,916,474 $60,786,269 $53,130,205
55 2002 The Pianist $111,854,182 $32,519,322 $79,334,860
56 2005 Cinderella Man $105,021,488 $61,649,911 $43,371,577
57 2011 Sanctum $104,283,753 $23,209,310 $81,074,443
58 2015 Joy $101,134,059 $56,451,232 $44,682,827
59 2006 The Good Shepherd $99,908,565 $59,908,565 $40,000,000
60 2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never $99,034,125 $73,013,910 $26,020,215
61 2013 Rush $98,230,839 $26,947,624 $71,283,215
62 2013 42 $97,470,701 $95,020,213 $2,450,488
63 2001 Enemy at the Gates $96,971,293 $51,396,781 $45,574,512
64 2011 Dolphin Tale $96,068,724 $72,286,779 $23,781,945
65 2005 Der Untergang $93,631,744 $5,501,940 $88,129,804
66 2003 Calendar Girls $93,074,616 $31,011,616 $62,063,000
67 2015 Spotlight $92,207,359 $45,055,776 $47,151,583
68 2015 In the Heart of the Sea $90,420,758 $25,020,758 $65,400,000
69 1998 Mysteries of Egypt $90,000,000 $40,593,286 $49,406,714
70 2017 Taeksi Woonjunsa $89,024,041 $1,527,829 $87,496,212
71 2007 La Môme $88,611,837 $10,299,782 $78,312,055
72 2006 Deep Sea 3D $88,042,920 $46,264,738 $41,778,182
73 2001 Ali $87,683,966 $58,183,966 $29,500,000
74 2010 Oceans $86,787,530 $19,422,319 $67,365,211
75 2011 J. Edgar $84,606,030 $37,306,030 $47,300,000
76 1995 Dead Man Walking $83,088,295 $39,387,284 $43,701,011
77 2000 Men of Honor $82,339,483 $48,814,909 $33,524,574
78 1998 Elizabeth $82,150,642 $30,082,699 $52,067,943
79 2013 Pain & Gain $81,275,291 $49,875,291 $31,400,000
80 2009 The Haunting in Connecticut $78,758,522 $55,389,516 $23,369,006
81 2006 United 93 $77,635,035 $31,567,134 $46,067,901
82 2018 Li hai le, wo de guo $74,944,664 $0 $74,944,664
83 2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age $74,870,866 $16,285,240 $58,585,626
84 1999 The Hurricane $73,956,241 $50,699,241 $23,257,000
85 1963 Cleopatra $71,000,000 $57,000,000 $14,000,000
86 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds… $70,712,099 $65,281,781 $5,430,318
87 2000 Dolphins $69,600,000 $54,000,000 $15,600,000
88 2013 Stalingrad $68,707,119 $1,013,945 $67,693,174
89 2013 One Direction: This is Us $68,541,786 $28,873,374 $39,668,412
90 2010 Hubble 3D $67,940,602 $51,953,160 $15,987,442
91 2006 Letters from Iwo Jima $67,867,998 $13,756,082 $54,111,916
92 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter $67,182,787 $67,182,787 $0
93 2015 Selma $66,776,908 $52,076,908 $14,700,000
94 2006 Huo Yuan Jia $66,633,730 $24,633,730 $42,000,000
95 2000 Thirteen Days $66,554,547 $34,566,746 $31,987,801
96 2008 The Bank Job $66,143,005 $30,060,660 $36,082,345
97 2007 August Rush $66,015,869 $31,664,162 $34,351,707
98 2006 Take the Lead $65,390,493 $34,742,066 $30,648,427
99 1997 Donnie Brasco $65,303,052 $41,954,997 $23,348,055
100 2014 Jersey Boys $65,282,732 $47,047,013 $18,235,719

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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