Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – $974,755,371
Fun fact: Alan Rickman was hand-picked to play Snape by J.K. Rowling, and received special instruction from her as to his character.
The Lion King – $987,483,777
Fun fact: The wildebeest stampede took Disney’s CG department approximately three years to animate.
The Dark Knight – $1,004,558,444
Fun fact: This movie reunites several actors from the Harry Potter film series including Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Timothy Spall
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $1,017,003,568
Fun fact: Daniel Radcliffe, Shia LaBeouf, James McAvoy, Erryn Arkin, and Tobey Maguire were all considered for the role of Bilbo Baggins.
Alice in Wonderland – $1,025,467,110
Fun fact: This movie reunites several actors from the Harry Potter film series including Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Timothy Spall.
Star Wars: Episode I – $1,027,044,677
Fun fact: After the credits finish, the sound effect of Darth Vader’s breathing can be heard.
Jurassic Park – $1,029,153,882
Fun fact: To make Tyrannosaurus’ roars they combined the sounds of a dog, penguin, tiger, alligator, and elephant.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $1,045,713,802
Fun fact: Penélope Cruz was the only person considered for the role of Angelica. She accepted it without reading the script.
Toy Story 3 – $1,063,171,911
Fun fact: In this movie Ken wears 21 different outfits.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,066,179,725
Fun fact: The film has been banned in China for cannibalism, which was an integral part to the movie’s story line.
The Dark Knight Rises – $1,084,439,099
Fun fact: Tom Hardy (5’10”) wore 3 inch lifts to make his character Bane appear as tall or taller than fellow co-stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine.
Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1,104,039,076
Fun fact: According to the studio, 90% of Mark Wahlberg‘s stunts in the film are done by him.
Fun fact: Daniel Craig, not his stunt double, performed the daring stunt of leaping and sliding down the escalator rail.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $1,119,929,521
Fun fact: Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood both got prop rings used in the movie by director Peter Jackson and both thought they got the only one.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $1,123,794,079
Fun fact: Despite the rumors of a fight between Megan Fox and Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg was the one who got Fox fired.
Iron Man 3 – $1,215,439,994
Fun fact: The first cut of this movie was 3 hours and 15 minutes long, but they sliced it down to 1 hour and 59 minutes.
Frozen – $1,275,772,511
Fun fact: Over 24 minutes of the film are dedicated solely to musical performances.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – $1,341,511,219
Fun fact: This is the only movie in the series where Hermione flies on a broom.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Fun fact: Quicksilver’s first line was the same as his last, both said to Hawkeye, “You didn’t see that coming?”
Furious 7 – $1,441,222,017
Fun fact: Paul Walker‘s brothers, Caleb and Cody, were among the body doubles filling in for Paul after his death.
The Avengers – $1,518,594,910
Fun fact: This is the first Marvel Studios movie to make $1 billion (the 5 previous movies span from Iron Man to Captain America: The First Avenger).
Jurassic World – $1,718,794,713
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $2,028,057,964
Fun fact: Harrison Ford received top billing for the film, making him the first non-Jedi actor to be credited first.
Titanic – $2,186,772,302
Fun fact: When Jack says, “Lie on that bed, uh, I mean couch,” during the infamous drawing scene, Leonardo DiCaprio made a line mistake but James Cameron liked it so much, he kept it.
Avatar – $2,787,965,087
Fun fact: When Sam Worthington (Jake Sully) auditioned for the role, he was living in his car.