Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

To date, no other movie has brought in more money that James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi hit Avatar.    Grossing over $2 billion worldwide, no movie has yet to come that close.  When it comes to domestic gross, Avatar did nearly $800 million in sales.  Many would consider this film to be the most successful movie financially by terms of overall gross, but is this truly the case?  What about inflation?  Turns out there are 14 movies out there that are more successful than Avatar if you accounted for the rise and fall in the value of currency.  Surprisingly a film from 1939 made the top of the list.  Check out all the movies on the list below:

FYI these are U.S. domestic numbers:

15. Avatar (2009), Original Gross: $760,507,625, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $860 Million.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

14. Ben-Hur (1959), Original Gross: $74,000,000, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $866 Million.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

13. The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Original Gross: $290,475,067, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $868 Million.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

12. 101 Dalmatians (1961), Original Gross: $144,880,014, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $883 Million.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Original Gross: $936,662,225,Gross Adjusted for 2017: $956 Million.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Original Gross: $184,925,486,Gross Adjusted for 2017: $966 Million.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

9. The Exorcist (1973), Original Gross: $232,906,145, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $977 Million.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

8. Doctor Zhivago (1965), Original Gross: $111,721,910, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

7. Jaws (1975), Original Gross: $260,000,000, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1.1 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

6. The Ten Commandments (1956),Original Gross: $65,500,000, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1.1 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

5. Titanic (1997), Original Gross: $658,672,302, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1.2 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

4. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Original Gross: $435,110,554, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1.3 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

3. The Sound of Music (1965), Original Gross: $158,671,368, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1.3 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

2. Star Wars (1977), Original Gross: $460,998,007, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1.6 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

1. Gone With the Wind (1939) , Original Gross: $198,676,459, Gross Adjusted for 2017: $1.8 Billion.

Movies More Successful Than Avatar if You Take Inflation into Account

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