Top grossing movies US

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Here are the US top 25 grossing movies of all time, based on total receipts to July 27, 2001.

Source: Internet Movie Database http://us.imdb.com/Charts/usatopmovies

  1. Titanic (1997) $600,743,440
  2. Star Wars/A New Hope (1977) $460,935,655
  3. Star Wars/The Phantom Menace (1999) $431,065,444
  4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $399,804,539
  5. Jurassic Park (1993) $356,763,175
  6. Forrest Gump (1994) $329,452,287
  7. The Lion King (1994) $312,775,367
  8. Star Wars/Return of the Jedi (1983) $309,064,373
  9. Independence Day (1996) $306,200,000
  10. The Sixth Sense (1999) $293,501,675
  11. Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back (1980) $290,158,751
  12. Home Alone (1990) $285,761,243
  13. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) $260,031,035
  14. Jaws (1975) $260,000,000
  15. Shrek (2001) $251,922,192
  16. Batman (1989) $251,188,924
  17. Men in Black (1997) $250,147,615
  18. Toy Story 2 (1999) $245,823,397
  19. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $242,374,454
  20. Twister (1996) $241,700,000
  21. Ghostbusters (1984) $238,600,000
  22. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) $234,760,478
  23. Cast Away (2000) $233,630,478
  24. Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997) $229,074,000
  25. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) $219,195,051


Summary from the imdb web page:

  • USA domestic ticket sales only
  • Not adjusted for inflation (Gone with the Wind is number 34, released in 1939, and earned $198,655,278 dollars. By 2000, 61 years of inflation puts it past Titanic).