What makes for some of the highest grossing movies of all time? From the plot and the genre to cinematography and powerful performances, many factors contribute to making a film a hit and drawing earnest cine-goers to the theatres to watch the drama unfold on the big screen.
Additionally, such is the craze around some renowned franchises, such as The Avengers or Star Wars, that all superhero and sci-fi movie enthusiasts flock to the cinemas to get every little detail of their fictional heroes, resulting in record-making opening weekends.
Here are 5 highest-grossing films that you must watch
5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – USD 2.05 billion
Avengers: Infinity War, another blockbuster Marvel film, teams together the superheroes Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Spider-Man to take down their formidable foe, Thanos.
Thanos, on the other hand, is adamant about obtaining all six Infinity Stones in order to accomplish his sinister objective. The Avengers must prevent Thanos from carrying out his terrible plot in order to save the Earth.
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and other actors are cast in important parts in the movie, which is directed by the Russo brothers. It is the seventh instalment of Phase Three and the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
4. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – USD 2.07 billion
A cast of unexpected heroes band together in the epic space opera film to stop a new threat posed by Kylo Ren, the grandson of Darth Vader.
To bring about peace, the renegade stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) and the desert scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) team up with Resistance fighters. To achieve this, they need to locate the fabled Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), with the aid of a robot that knows where he is.
Harrison Ford plays Han Solo, Carrie Fisher plays Princess Leia, and Adam Driver plays Kylo Ren in the J.J. Abrams-directed movie.
There have been 12 films in the Star Wars series since the first one, Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, was released in 1977.
3. Titanic (1997) – USD 2.20 billion
Kate Winslet’s character, Rose, is nineteen years old when she boards the tragic ship with her mother, fiancé, and other aristocrats. On board, she meets Jack Dawson, a vagrant and artist who has won third-class tickets on the luxury liner and boards with his closest friend.
Rose grows close to Jack and learns to have fun on their travels. They finally fall in love, but the historic crash of the Titanic with an iceberg in the North Atlantic puts their love for one another to the test.
Gloria Stuart plays an older Rose in the love story, Billy Zane plays Cal Hockley, and Kathy Bates plays Molly Brown.
It’s interesting to note that the legendary movie, which has cemented its place among the best films of all time, cost almost USD 200 million to produce.
2. Avengers: Endgame (2019) – USD 2.80 billion
According to reports, Avengers: Endgame will conclude the 22 interwoven Infinity Saga films (2008-2019) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Infinity War, the first instalment, saw the malevolent demigod Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) using his abilities to destroy the world and the cosmos. In Avengers: Endgame, even the Avengers band together to repair the harm that Thanos caused. The effects of the devastation are still being felt.
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) band together to fight one of the greatest battles of all time against Thanos, along with allies Ant Man (Paul Rudd), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Black Panther (late Chadwick Boseman).
1. Avatar (2009) – USD 2.85 billion
This science fiction fantasy, which James Cameron wrote and directed, is the highest-grossing movie of all time. The plot centres on paraplegic ex-Marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), who is stationed on Pandora, an extraterrestrial world inhabited by fascinating and advanced Na’vi creatures.
He falls in love with Neytiri, a Na’vi woman, while he is a “avatar,” a human consciousness in an alien body (Zoe Saldana). Jake struggles with whether he should obey his superiors’ directives or defend Pandora and her native population.
Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang both had significant parts in Avatar. In 1994, Cameron authored the first draught of the movie’s screenplay, which he also co-produced with Jon Landau.
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