As the year draws to a close, it’s still lagging behind at the overall box office compared to 2018, but that doesn’t mean that 2019 has been without its hits.
The highly anticipated Joker is still climbing the charts, having brought in just over $1 billion worldwide.
The standalone DC film starring Joaquin Phoenix is currently at number 43 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the highest-grossing films of all time.
The full list takes a deep dive into the top 50 films.
Let’s take a closer look at the top 10:
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron: $1,405 Billion
The first film in the Avengers series celebrated a record-breaking opening weekend. The sequel fell short of expectations, but still managed to crack the top 10.
9. Furious 7: $1,516 Billion
The untimely death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker brought the combo of curiosity and tribute that helped make James Wan’s Furious 7 the franchise’s most successful entry.
8. Marvel’s The Avengers: $1,519 Billion
This is the first film in the series, and seeing Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America together kept fans coming back for more. The film became the first ever to make over $200 million in a single weekend.
7. The Lion King: $1,655 Billion
People are still debating whether or not this can be considered a live-action film, but that didn’t stop it from becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time.
6. Jurassic World: $1,672 Billion
22 years after Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park made my little brother cry in a small movie house in Kimberley, it was time for a new generation fo kids to rediscover dinosaurs.
5. Avengers: Infinity War: $2,048 Billion
All of the Marvel superheroes came together for this one to fight Thanos, one of the most polarising characters in the Marvel universe. The film ends on an insane cliffhanger that left fans eagerly awaiting the next film.
4. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens: $2,068 Billion
Star Wars is coming to an end, but not before Luke, Han, and Leia come back for one more cameo. The film holds the record for the highest opening weekend in history ($247,9 million).
3. Titanic: $2,188 Billion
Titanic is still hanging in there. The movie held the all-time box office record for 12 years.
2. Avatar: $2,790 Billion
12 years after the success of Titanic, James Cameron followed it up with Avatar which took over as the highest-grossing film of all time.
It has now been unseated by…
1. Avengers: Endgame: $2,798 Billion
The journey that began in 2008 with Iron Man comes to an end in this final film. Audiences had to wait an entire year to find out if Thanos really wins the battle started in Avengers: Infinity War.
Opening weekend for Avengers: Endgame in April 2019 surpassed Infinity War’s year-long record by nearly $100 million. In just eight days, the film had grossed a half-billion domestically. On day 10 it was over $621 million. One by one the records fell, leading many to ignore the words “if” and “can” and focus instead on “when” Avatar’s previous record ($2.787 billion) as the highest-grossing movie would fall.
And fall it did.
On the off chance that you haven’t seen the film yet, I won’t tell you how it ends.
I will tell you that you won’t be happy about it.
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