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We certainly have the same right as the IMDB to reproduce the raw info, the question is whether the layout/presentation is too derivative. I would say that a league table like this is the obvious, natural one, and we're ok. (NB: IANAL, nor do I play one on TV)


Here are the top 25 grossing movies of all time, based on total receipts to December 11, 2001.

Source: Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/Charts/worldtopmovies

1 Titanic (1997) $1,835,300,000
2 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) $922,300,000
3 Jurassic Park (1993) $919,700,000
4 Independence Day (1996) $811,200,000
5 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) $797,900,000
6 The Lion King (1994) $767,700,000
7 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $704,800,000
8 Forrest Gump (1994) $679,400,000
9 The Sixth Sense (1999) $661,500,000
10 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) $614,300,000
11 Men in Black (1997) $587,200,000
12 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) $572,700,000
13 Armageddon (1998) $554,600,000
14 Mission: Impossible II (2000) $545,300,000
15 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) $533,800,000
16 Home Alone (1990) $533,700,000
17 Ghost (1990) $517,600,000
18 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) $516,800,000
19 Aladdin (1992) $501,900,000
20 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) $494,700,000
21 Twister (1996) $494,700,000
22 Toy Story 2 (1999) $485,700,000
23 Saving Private Ryan (1998) $479,300,000
24 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $479,300,000
25 Jaws (1975) $470,600,000
  • Amounts are in United States Dollars, include ticket sales only, and are not adjusted for inflation. Movies such as Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope may well have earned more than more recent films such as Independence Day when adjusted for inflation.