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" ($2,787,965,087), 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. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
J.J. Abrams' sci-fi fantasy, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($2,054,708,260), starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac,and Carrie Fisher, was released in 2015. (Credit: Walt Disney Pictures )
4. 'Jurassic World'
Colin Trevorrow's sci-fi horror, "Jurassic World" ($1,670,400,637), starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins, was released in 2015. (Credit: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment)
5. 'Marvel's The Avengers'
Joss Whedon's action/adventure film, "Marvel's The Avengers" ($1,519,557,910), starring Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, was released in 2012. (Credit: Handout)
6. 'Furious 7'
James Wan's action film, "Furious 7" ($1,516,045,911), starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez, was released in 2015. (Credit: Universal Pictures)
7. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Joss Whedon's action/adventure film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($1,405,413,868), starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth, was released in 2015. (Credit: Marvel / Jay Maidment)
8. '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" ($1,276,480,335) won an Oscar for best animated feature film, featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. (Credit: AP)
10. '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: Zade Rosenthal )
Pierre Coffin's animated film, "Minions ($1,159,398,397), with the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton, was released in 2015. (Credit: AP)
12. '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)
13. 'Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'
Director Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" ($1,123,794,079), 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" ($1,108,561,013), starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem, was released in 2012. (Credit: MGM/ Sony)
15. 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'
Michael Bay's sci-fi action film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" ($1,104,054,072), starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Stanley Tucci, was released in 2014. (Credit: Andrew Cooper )
16. 'The Dark Knight Rises'
The final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series, "The Dark Knight Rises" ($1,084,939,099) starring Christan Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway, was released in 2012. (Credit: AP)
17. '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 )
18. '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)
19. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
The fourth "Pirates" movie, "On Stranger Tides" ($1,045,713,802), with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, was released in 2011. (Credit: AP )
20. '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)
21. ' 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. It was released in 1999. (Credit: Lucasfilms LTD.)
22. '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)
23. 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
Peter Jackson's second take on J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved series, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" ($1,021,103,568) starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage, was released in 2012. (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
24. '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 )
25. 'The Lion King'
The Disney classic, "The Lion King" ($987,483,777), which features the voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones and Nathan Lane, among others, was released in 1994. (Credit: Disney )