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10 Highest Grossing Films Ever

'Gone With the Wind' is the king
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2017 8:01 AM CST
10 Highest Grossing Films Ever
In this image released by Turner Classic Movies, Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, left, and Hattie McDaniel as Mammy in 'Gone with the Wind.'   (AP Photo/Turner Classic Movies)

(Newser) – With Oscars week upon us, 24/7 Wall St. has dug into Hollywood numbers to figure out the highest grossing films of all time. The site used data from Box Office Mojo, and the results reveal that 14 of the 25 films on the list came out prior to 1980. The top 10:

  1. Gone With the Wind, 1939, total adjusted sales: $1.74 billion
  2. Star Wars: Episode IV–A New Hope, 1977; $1.53 billion
  3. The Sound of Music, 1965, $1.23 billion
  4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982, $1.22 billion
  5. Titanic, 1997, $1.17 billion
  6. The Ten Commandments, 1956, $1.13 billion
  7. Jaws, 1975, $1.10 billion
  8. Doctor Zhivago, 1965, $1.07 billion
  9. The Exorcist, 1973, $952.3 million
  10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937, $938.5 million
Click for the full rankings and methodology. (Read more movies stories.)

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