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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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