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Can You Pick The Biggest Movie Of All Time?

Adjusted for inflation, of course.

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  1. Which of these movies has made the most money? (Adjusting for inflation.)

    <i>The Ten Commandments</i>
    The Ten Commandments
    <i>Star Wars</i>
    Star Wars
    <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    <i>The Sound of Music</i>
    The Sound of Music
    <i>Gone With the Wind</i>
    Gone With the Wind
    <i>Jaws</i>
    Jaws
    <i>Titanic</i>
    Titanic
    <i>Doctor Zhivago</i>
    Doctor Zhivago

Can You Pick The Biggest Movie Of All Time?

You got: Gone With the Wind is the highest-grossing film of all time!

At $1,733,542,900 (adjusted for inflation), Gone With the Wind is the highest-grossing film by more than $200 million over the next highest-grossing film: Star Wars.

Gone With the Wind is the highest-grossing film of all time!
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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You got: Star Wars is the 2nd highest-grossing film of all time!

Close! To date, Star Wars: A New Hope has brought in $1,528,266,100 worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of all time (adjusting for inflation). Try again!

Star Wars is the 2nd highest-grossing film of all time!
20th Century Fox
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You got: The Sound of Music is the 3rd highest-grossing film of all time!

Not too far off. The Sound of Music has brought in $1,221,923,900, but that's only enough to make it the third-largest movie of all time (adjusting for inflation).

The Sound of Music is the 3rd highest-grossing film of all time!
20th Century Fox
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You got: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is the 4th highest-grossing film of all time!

You weren't too far off. Fourth isn't bad, but E.T. has only grossed $1,217,110,200 worldwide (adjusting for inflation). Give it another go.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is the 4th highest-grossing film of all time!
Universal
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You got: Titanic is the 5th highest-grossing movie of all time!

This one might be surprising to a lot of people, who can recall how big the release of this film was in 1997. But adjusting for inflation, Titanic has only brought in $1,162,371,000, putting it in 5th place.

Titanic is the 5th highest-grossing movie of all time!
Paramount
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You got: The Ten Commandments is the 6th highest-grossing film of all time!

The Ten Commandments was a huge film when it was released in 1956, but since then the $1,123,980,000 (adjusting for inflation) it's earned has been outpaced by several other films.

The Ten Commandments is the 6th highest-grossing film of all time!
Paramount
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You got: Jaws is the 7th highest-grossing film of all time!

Jaws has earned $1,098,916,300 worldwide (adjusting for inflation), putting it nearly $700 million behind the highest-grossing film. Try again!

Jaws is the 7th highest-grossing film of all time!
Universal
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You got: Doctor Zhivago is the 8th highest-grossing film of all time!

Clocking in at a cool 197 minutes, it's hard to believe that this sweeping epic has made so much money, but adjusting for inflation, Doctor Zhivago has earned $1,065,082,200. Try again.

Doctor Zhivago is the 8th highest-grossing film of all time!
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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You got: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the 11th highest-grossing film! (For now...)

Considering how recently it was released, it's conceivable that Star Wars: The Force Awakens still has money to earn, but according to Box Office Mojo, it's officially brought in $927,649,200 to date, which doesn't even crack the top 10.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the 11th highest-grossing film! (For now...)
Disney
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Figures via Box Office Mojo

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