Fantasy and science fiction films bring in the most money. The most successful come from the USA.
Cinema halls are gradually filling up after the pandemic, but by no means – perhaps not – as before. A very welcome box office mogul, “Avatar 2” has been playing in movie palaces since mid-December. Canadian James Cameron’s film has already grossed $1.5 billion and looks set to build on the success of the first installment, which was the highest grossing box office hit of all time, grossing over $3 billion at the box office. It fetched nearly twelve times the production costs, and is also exceptionally good value.
The second installment of the sci-fi adaptation, as well as other planned sequels, will cost more than $1 billion, not including marketing expenses. Cameron is also the director of the sunken drama Titanic, the third highest-grossing film and winner of 11 Academy Awards, along with Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings 3.
Almost all of the 30 highest-grossing flicks are in the science fiction and fantasy genres, all produced in the United States. Adjusted for inflation, the list will of course look very different; At today’s prices, the classic “Gone with the Wind” was one of the biggest hits with over $7 billion.
Movie lovers will in any case choose other works in the list of “best” tapes, such as “Citizen Kane”, “Casablanca”, “Godfather II”, “Taxi Driver”, “Apocalypse Now”, “The Big Lebowski” or Hitchcock – Drills « Psycho” and “vertigo”.
Arno Schmocker He has been commenting on economic policy issues at the Federal Palace in Bern since September 2021. He has also been writing about companies in various industries for many years, currently medical technology.More information