In the action-packed film, King T'Challa is on a mission to stop Killmonger (played brilliantly by Michael B. Jordan) from taking over his peaceful and hidden kingdom. Sadly, Chadwick Boseman, the lead who plays the panther, passed away in August 2020. We surely hope that the film's diverse cast can honor his legacy in the potential sequel. But the question remains: Who is worthy enough to bear the mantle of the Black Panther?
The creators of Aquaman made sure there were no other high-value releases nearby. So when the movie released in 2018, it grabbed all the attention it could get, even from regions like China, where the film became the fourth-highest grossing superhero movie of all time. The film grossed $335 million domestically and $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. With a success streak like so, we can't wait to watch the anticipated sequel.
Incredibles 2 got so much traction that it paved the way for a gross of $1.2 billion worldwide in 2018. It also made the Disney-Pixar superhero film the seventh animated title and 36th film to ever blow past the milestone.
Every Fast saga movie gets bigger and faster with its latest release, and that’s what brings in the numbers. The film's domestic gross leveled at $225.7 million. But worldwide, the film made a gross of $1.2 billion. Also, as of 2021, another sequel was added to the mix titled Fast & Furious 9.
What was also out of control was how the film scored major box office mojo after its debut. Sure, Avengers: Age of Ultron was not the highest-grossing installment of this MCU series. But at the box office, the movie earned a whopping $459 million at the domestic market, followed by a cumulative gross of $1.4 billion worldwide.
After accumulating revenues from the box office, Star Wars - The Force Awakens gross was over $2 billion worldwide. This was more than enough to compensate for the original production budget of $306 million. The massive figure makes it the highest-grossing installment of the entire franchise and the highest-grossing film of 2015.
Minions grossed just $336 million domestically, while its cumulative worldwide box office gross was $1.1 billion. In fact, as of 2020, the film was the fourth-highest grossing animated film of all time and one of the highest-grossing non-Disney animated films. All things said, this movie would make a great addition for both adults and kids to enjoy over the weekend.
The Avengers grossed about $623 million at the domestic box office and achieved a whopping $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. The Avengers concluded the first phase of the MCU in 2012, and it opened up new doors that empowered the franchise to introduce a diverse set of characters in future films. Even Stan Lee himself was ecstatic to see his creations come to life on such a scale!
Apart from the perfect script, crew, director, and producers, the film also owes its success to Robert Downey Jr. for making Iron Man such a big hero and setting the foundation for the MCU back in 2008. If you're wondering what happens in this movie, all we can tell you is that you're in for some fireworks!
For those curious about the plot, Furious 7 begins with the family returning to New York after being pardoned for their previous crimes. But the story soon takes a sharp turn when a special forces agent turned rogue assassin decides to uproot this newfound peace and rain hell on the crew.
The opening weekend itself recorded a gross of $208 million, with a cumulative worldwide gross of $1.67 billion. Apart from racking up big numbers, the storyline gives us a nostalgic feeling of the movie that started it all. The film features Chris Pratt (another reason for the film's success), who teams up with raptors to stop a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur called the Indominus Rex from running rampant.
Given the success of the first two installments, this film had a substantial production budget of $94 million. And with fan-favorite characters like Gandalf and Aragorn, among other prominent ones, the 2003 finale became the second film in history to cross a threshold of $1 billion at the worldwide box office. As of 2020, the film's speculated inflated gross would be about $1.75 billion. The film also won 11 Oscars at the 2004 Academy Awards, which says a lot about Jackson and the teams' dedication to the film’s success.
As far as the financials are concerned, the science fiction film's cumulative worldwide gross was $2.8 billion. Following such enormous success, Cameron announced a series of sequels in the works. Fans cannot wait for this series to continue, and patience is running thinner by the day. We hope someone's listening and answers our prayers soon enough. Also, with the growing competition and level of the technical prowess of sci-fi movies, we wish the sequel nothing but the best.
Getting to the money, as of 2021, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has a gross of $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. That's around 11 times the allocated production budget for the film. But wait, that's not all. In 2016, a spin-off film series, also written by J.K. Rowling., called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sent fans into a frenzy. The film has already seen a second installment, and both of them gave an interesting insight into older characters.
Okay, the movie is beautiful, but here's something you may not know. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial gives life to the imaginary friend created by director Steven Spielberg following his parents’ divorce. What isn't imaginary is the money the family-oriented film made. Back in '82, the film accumulated a gross of $793 million worldwide. Based on modern-day inflation and re-releases in 1985, 2002, and 2020, the nostalgic film's gross is about $2.5 billion.
Jurassic Park went on to accumulate a worldwide gross of more than $1 billion. And that was quite a lot of money for the 90s! If you took the effort of crunching these numbers in today’s money, the gross earning amounts to around $2 billion. Jurassic Park gave birth to a multi-billion-dollar franchise comprising not just movies but also comics, animated short films, and theme-park rides among other projects.
The success of Titanic resulted in three major releases: the first was its debut in 1997, the second was its 3D release in 2012, and the third was a re-release for the film's 20th anniversary. But if you are curious about the inflation results, as of 2020, we estimate a gross of $3.2 billion globally. With that kind of money, we wonder if we'd ever need to find the long-lost blue-diamond necklace.
The production budget of Independence Day was modest $75 million, and the gross domestic sum was four-fold after hitting the silver screens. Worldwide, this 1996 smash hit collected more than $800 million. And $800 million in those days amounts to $1.65 billion in 2020. Also, in 2016, a sequel to the original was released. However, despite the fancy CGI and advanced technology, part two garnered just $389 million worldwide. This was not even close to what its big brother made back in the 90s.
As for the financials, the film's production budget was estimated at $8.2 million, while the worldwide box office recorded a gross of roughly $158.6 million. Take that amount, adjust it for inflation, and the film's accumulative gross equals $2.8 billion as of 2021. But the numbers aren’t the only great part about this film, especially when the cast was so talented and the locations were picturesque, to say the least. The Sound of Music bagged five Oscars at the 38th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and the Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation, or Treatment.
Jaws was a huge success, but that only because of its thrilling plot. Its story hovers around a killer shark who wreaks havoc on a local beach. And it's up to law enforcement to stop the predator before things get out of hand. Do they succeed? You're going to have to watch the movie to find out.
The first film of the sci-fi saga made a cumulative worldwide gross of $775 million after its original release. That amount way past its production budget which was only $11 million. And since we're in the 21st century, you ought to know that the inflated worldwide gross would be about $3 billion.
Production costs went up to $1.5 million, which was unheard of in the 30s. And when this movie was released in 1937, history was made with an initial collection was $8 million, i.e., around $140 million in today’s money. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was re-released in theaters three times since then, summing up its gross collection to around $185 million. At the 1939 Academy Awards, Walt Disney received an honorary Oscar for this movie in the form of one normal-sized Oscar and seven dwarf-sized ones.
When Gone with the Wind made its 1939 debut it grossed $189 million domestically and $402 million worldwide. The movie saw numerous re-releases, with its gross climbing higher. Last we checked, the film's inflated domestic gross stood at $3.5 billion and $7.4 billion at the international box office. The inflated gross proves that Gone with the Wind earned more than what an epic superhero movie like Avengers: Endgame did.
These were just some of the highlights that empowered the movie to sell tickets worth 131 million during its run in those days. The sales also brought its domestic gross up to $65 million ($1.18 billion after inflation). As of 2020, the film's worldwide gross was about $2 billion.