Top 10 Biggest Box Office Hits of All Time ...

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Top Box Office Hits can be surprising.

They run the gamut from comedies to dramas to kids movies.

Sometimes they're sleeper hits no one thought would do anything big, but most of the top box office hits promised to be winners right from the start.2

I apologize in advance that there are no Harry Potter films in the top 10, but don't worry – they little the list when it goes down to 100!

Here, though, are ten of the top box office hits, so let's see if you agree with them!

1. Avatar (2009)

Avatar quickly became one of the top box office hits;

people knew it was going to be huge as soon as they saw the first trailer.2

The film is beautifully done, the makeup and effects incredible, the story amazing.

It has yet to be beat by anything – even the last HP film!

Domestically, it pulled in over $760 million.

Wowza!

2. Titanic (1997)

Of course, for a while there – until 2009, obviously – Titanic was at the top of the list.

It grossed a stunning amount of money and, more importantly, is still a beloved film.

You can frequently catch it even on network television.

The love story of Jack and Rose is still pulling in lots of money.3

3. The Dark Knight (2008)

No doubt Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker had quite a lot to do with making The Dark Knight one of the top box office hits.

It was just an amazing performance, and somehow it managed to complement and highlight everyone else's rather than full on outshining them.

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4. Star Wars: Episode IV – a New Hope (1977)

A Star Wars flick!

But don't get it twisted, as you'll see, the Star Wars franchise pulls in more than its fair share of mad movie money.

These films don't play, and fans of the franchise are generally fans for life.

They're even willing to turn the later films into a huge draw.

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