Canada, U.S.: All-Time Most Successful Movies, by box office revenue
MovieBox office gross,
in million USD
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)936.66
Avengers: Endgame (2019)858.37
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)814.12
Avatar (2009)785.22
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)718.73
Black Panther (2018)700.43
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)684.08
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)678.82
Titanic (1997)674.29
Jurassic World (2015)653.41
Barbie (2023)636.23
The Avengers (2012)623.36
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)620.18
Incredibles 2 (2018)608.58
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)574.93
The Lion King (2019)543.64
The Dark Knight (2008)534.99
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)533.54
Star Wars:Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalkers (2019)515.20
Beauty and the Beat (2017)504.48
  • Region: Canada, United States
  • Time period: Jan 2024
  • Published: Jan 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Apr 13, 2024 | Published by: Statistico | About Us / Data / Analysis

Box Office Leadership

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) leads the chart with a staggering box office gross of 936.66 million USD, marking it as the highest-grossing film in the U.S. and Canada among the listed movies.

Marvel's Strong Presence

Marvel films demonstrate a formidable presence in the box office rankings, with Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) securing second and third places with 858.37 million USD and 814.12 million USD, respectively, underscoring Marvel's significant impact on audiences.

Billion-Dollar Franchises

The data highlights the dominance of billion-dollar franchises, with movies from Star Wars, Marvel, and Avatar universes collectively contributing to a significant portion of the list. Avatar (2009) and its sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) , together grossed over 1.469 billion USD, illustrating the lasting appeal of these cinematic universes.

Decade-spanning Success

Titanic (1997) remains in the top ten with a box office gross of 674.29 million USD, showcasing the enduring allure of classic films over newer releases and the movie's exceptional success across multiple decades.

2022's Major Hits

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) and Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) emerge as the top-grossing films released in 2022, with box office grosses of 718.73 million USD and 684.08 million USD, respectively, indicating a robust recovery and continued audience interest in cinematic experiences post-pandemic.

Animation's Competitive Edge

Animated features Incredibles 2 (2018) and The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) hold strong positions with 608.58 million USD and 574.93 million USD, respectively, proving that animated films can compete successfully with live-action blockbusters in terms of box office revenue.

Adaptations and Remakes

Films based on existing properties, including comic books, animated classics, and video games, dominate the list. Notably, adaptations such as The Lion King (2019) and remakes like Beauty and the Beast (2017) have grossed 543.64 million USD and 504.48 million USD, reflecting the high audience demand for familiar stories with a new twist.

Cultural Milestones

Black Panther (2018) not only secured a spot with a gross of 700.43 million USD but also represented a cultural milestone, demonstrating the significant impact of diversity and representation in Hollywood on box office success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which film leads the box office chart?

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) tops the chart with a box office gross of 936.66 million USD.

Which classic film remains in the top ten?

The classic film Titanic (1997) remains in the top ten with a box office gross of 674.29 million USD.

Terms and Definitions

This refers to the total sum of money a movie makes from ticket sales at theaters. This does not include sales from home video viewing, video on-demand, merchandise related to the movie, or any other secondary sources.

Refers to the group of businesses involved in the creation and distribution of films. This includes production companies, distribution companies, film studios, screenwriting, actors, directors, and other film crew personnel.

This term refers to the time period during which a movie is shown in theaters. The length of a theatrical run can vary greatly depending on a film’s success, and the box office revenue generated during this time is crucial to a film's profitability.

Refers to the number of tickets sold by theaters for a specific movie. Ticket sales are often used as an indicator of a film's popularity and, when combined with the price of tickets, can be used to calculate box office revenue.
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