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The biggest box office hits of all time
As an increasing number of films find global audiences, their box office totals just compound. And rankings of these totals are ever changing, as blockbusters both predictable (the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise) and unexpected "Frozen") are released.
Here, find the latest ranking of the 25 highest-grossing films, worldwide, of all time, per Box Office Mojo.
James Cameron's sci-fi fantasy, "Avatar" ($2,782,275,172), starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, was released in 2009. (Credit: AP)
James Cameron's film, "Titanic" ($2,186,772,302), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was released in 1997. (Credit: AP)
3. 'The Avengers'
Marvel's action flick, "The Avengers" ($1,518,594,910), starring Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, was released in 2012. (Credit: MCT)
4. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'
The final film in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($1,341,511,219), starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, was released in 2011. (Credit: Warner Bros.)
Released in 2013, Disney's "Frozen" ($1,263,716,698) won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. (Credit: AP)
6. 'Iron Man 3'
The 2013 installment in Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man franchise, "Iron Man 3" ($1,215,439,994), has proven the most crushing at the box office. (Credit: AP)
7. 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
Sci-fi action flick "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" ($1,123,794,079), starring Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, was released in 2011. (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
8. 'Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'
Director Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" ($1,119,929,521), featuring a huge cast with Viggo Mortensen and Elijah Wood, was released in 2003. (Credit: New Line Productions)
The latest in the James Bond series, "Skyfall," starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem, was released in 2012. (Credit: MGM/ Sony)
10. 'The Dark Knight Rises'
The final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series, "The Dark Knight Rises" ($1,084,439,099) starring Christan Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway, was released in 2012. (Credit: MCT)
11. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest'
The second installment of the "Pirates" series, 2006's "Dead Man's Chest" ($1,066,179,725), stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. (Credit: AP )
12. 'Toy Story 3'
Released in 3D in 2010, animated "Toy Story 3" ($1,063,171,911) included the voices of Tim Allen, Tom Hanks and Joan Cusack. (Credit: MCT)
13. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
The fourth "Pirates" movie, "On Stranger Tides" ($1,043,871,802), with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, was released in 2011. (Credit: AP )
14. 'Jurassic Park'
Steven Spielberg's sci-fi horror "Jurassic Park" ($1,029,153,882), starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, was released in 1993 and reissued in 3-D in 2012. (Credit: Universal Pictures)
15. ' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace'
The George Lucas fantasy saga goes back to the beginning with "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" ($1,027,044,677) starring Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor, was released in 1999. (Credit: Lucasfilms LTD.)
16. 'Alice in Wonderland'
Tim Burton's version of the classic tale, "Alice in Wonderland" ($1,025,467,110) starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, was released in 2010. (Credit: Disney)
17. 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
Peter Jackson's second take on JRR Tolkein's beloved series, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" ($1,017,003,568) starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage, was released in 2012. (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
18. 'The Dark Knight'
"The Dark Knight" ($1,004,558,444) is the second film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. The film was released in 2008. (Credit: AP )
19. 'The Lion King'
The Disney classic, "The Lion King" ($987,483,777), which features the voice of Matthew Broderick, was released in 1994. (Credit: Disney )
20. 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'
The first film in the Harry Potter Series, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" ($974,755,371), based on the book by J.K. Rowling, was released in 2001. (Credit: Warner Bros.)
21. 'Despicable Me 2'
The lovable minions in "Despicable Me 2" ($970,761,885), released on July 3, 2013, are so popular they'll get their own film in 2015. (Credit: AP)
22. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'
The third "Pirates" movie, "At World's End" ($963,420,425) starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, was released in 2007. (Credit: AP )
23. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1'
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" ($960,283,305) is the second-to-last Harry Potter film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. The film was released in 2010. (Credit: AP)
24. 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'
The middle film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, "The Desolation of Smaug" ($958,366,855) is again a long one -- more than 2 1/2 hours -- but it ends with a bang. Read Newsday's review. (Credit: AP)
25. 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix'
The fifth film of the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix" ($939,885,929) was released in 2007. (Credit: Warner Bros. )