The Top Box-Office Films of the Last 40 Years.

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Cinema has evolved tremendously over the last century. There have been thousands of stories covering all genres created and re-made in all of this time. Listed below are some of the most popular movies of all time, and the highest grossing over the last four decades.

Jaws 1975: “Jaws”
Adjusted gross: $2.09 billion
Unadjusted gross: $471 million
Critic rating: 79
Fan rating: 8

1976: “Rocky”
Adjusted gross: $946 million
Unadjusted gross: $225 million
Critic rating: N/A
Fan rating: 8.1

1977: “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”
Adjusted gross: $3.06 billion
Unadjusted gross: $775 million
Critic rating: 92
Fan rating: 8.7

img-thing 1978: “Grease”
Adjusted gross: $1.45 billion
Unadjusted gross: $395 million
Critic rating: 70
Fan rating: 7.2

1979: “Moonraker”
Adjusted gross: $693 million
Unadjusted gross: $210 million
Critic rating: N/A
Fan rating: 6.3

1980: “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”
Adjusted gross: $1.56 billion
Unadjusted gross: $538 million
Critic rating: 79
Fan rating: 8.8

Raiders 1981: “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Adjusted gross: $1.03 billion
Unadjusted gross: $390 million
Critic rating: 90
Fan rating: 8.5

1982: “E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial”
Adjusted gross: $1.97 billion
Unadjusted gross: $793 million
Critic rating: 94
Fan rating: 7.9

1983: “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi”
Adjusted gross: $1.14 billion
Unadjusted gross: $475 million
Critic rating: 52
Fan rating: 8.4

Indiana_Jones_and_the_Temple_of_Doom_1984_DVD_Cover 1984: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
Adjusted gross: $767 million
Unadjusted gross: $333 million
Critic rating: 57
Fan rating: 7.6

1985: “Back to the Future”
Adjusted gross: $847 million
Unadjusted gross: $381 million
Critic rating: 86
Fan rating: 8.5

1986: “Top Gun”
Adjusted gross: $779 million
Unadjusted gross: $357 million
Critic rating: N/A
Fan rating: 6.9

fatalattraction09 1987: “Fatal Attraction”
Adjusted gross: $674 million
Unadjusted gross: $320 million
Critic rating: 67
Fan rating: 6.9

1988: “Rain Man”
Adjusted gross: $718 million
Unadjusted gross: $355 million
Critic rating: 65
Fan rating: 8

Indiana-Jones-and-the-Last-Crusade-DVD-Cover 1989: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
Adjusted gross: $915 million
Unadjusted gross: $474 million
Critic rating: 65
Fan rating: 8.3

1990: “Ghost”
Adjusted gross: $926 million
Unadjusted gross: $506 million
Critic rating: 52
Fan rating: 7

1991: “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
Adjusted gross: $913 million
Unadjusted gross: $520 million
Critic rating: 75
Fan rating: 8.5

Aladdin-Two-Disc-Platinum-Edition-Disney-DVD-Cover-walt-disney-characters-19285862-1535-2160 1992: “Aladdin”
Adjusted gross: $860 million
Unadjusted gross: $504 million
Critic rating: N/A
Fan rating: 8

1993: “Jurassic Park”
Adjusted gross: $1.71 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.03 billion
Critic rating: 68
Fan rating: 8.1

1994: “The Lion King”
Adjusted gross: $1.59 billion
Unadjusted gross: $988 million
Critic rating: 83
Fan rating: 8.5

5115RRH0F6L 1995: “Die Hard: With A Vengeance”
Adjusted gross: $575 million
Unadjusted gross: $366 million
Critic rating: 58
Fan rating: 7.6

1996: “Independence Day”
Adjusted gross: $1.25 billion
Unadjusted gross: $817 million
Critic rating: 59
Fan rating: 6.9

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Adjusted gross: $3.17 billion
Unadjusted gross: $2.13 billion
Critic rating: 74
Fan rating: 7.7

1998: “Armageddon”
Adjusted gross: $813 million
Unadjusted gross: $554 million
Critic rating: 42
Fan rating: 6.6

Star-Wars-Episode-I-DVD-Cover 1999: “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”
Adjusted gross: $1.41 billion
Unadjusted gross: $984 million
Critic rating: 51
Fan rating: 6.5

2000: “Mission: Impossible II”
Adjusted gross: $759 million
Unadjusted gross: $546 million
Critic rating: 59
Fan rating: 6.1

2001: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
Adjusted gross: $1.32 billion
Unadjusted gross: $975 million
Critic rating: 64
Fan rating: 7.5

hgfhgf 2002: “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
Adjusted gross: $1.23 billion
Unadjusted gross: $923 million
Critic rating: 88
Fan rating: 8.7

2003: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Adjusted gross: $1.46 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.12 billion
Critic rating: 94
Fan rating: 8.9

2004: “Shrek 2”
Adjusted gross: $1.17 billion
Unadjusted gross: $920 million
Critic rating: 75
Fan rating: 7.2

hfghfhfghfgfhghf 2005: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
Adjusted gross: $1.1 billion
Unadjusted gross: $897 million
Critic rating: 81
Fan rating: 7.6

2006: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
Adjusted gross: $1.27 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.07 billion
Critic rating: 53
Fan rating: 7.3

2007: “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
Adjusted gross: $1.11 billion
Unadjusted gross: $963 million
Critic rating: 50
Fan rating: 7.1

gjghjgjgh 2008: “The Dark Knight”
Adjusted gross: $1.12 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1 billion
Critic rating: 82
Fan rating: 9

2009: “Avatar”
Adjusted gross: $3.1 billion
Unadjusted gross: $2.78 billion
Critic rating: 83
Fan rating: 7.9

NEdMwnSpP9wuhd_1_2 2010: “Toy Story 3”
Adjusted gross: $1.17 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.06 billion
Critic rating: 92
Fan rating: 8.3

2011: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”
Adjusted gross: $1.43 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.34 billion
Critic rating: 87
Fan rating: 8.1

2012: “The Avengers”
Adjusted gross: $1.58 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.52 billion
Critic rating: 69
Fan rating: 8.1

frozen-dvd-cover 2013: “Frozen”
Adjusted gross: $1.31 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.28 billion
Critic rating: 74
Fan rating: 7.6

2014: “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Adjusted gross: $1.12 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.1 billion
Critic rating: 32
Fan rating: 5.7

Blu-ray-TFA-590x900 2015: “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”
Adjusted gross: $2.07 billion
Unadjusted gross: $2.07 billion
Critic rating: 81
Fan rating: 8.3

Source: http://thechive.com/2016/05/19/the-top-box-office-films-of-the-past-40-years-41-photos/

 

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