The top-grossing movie from the year you were born

Here at Roku we love movies. And we especially loves the movies we grew up with, which inspired us to put together the top grossing movies from every year for the last 80+ years. Popular movies like Titanic, Avatar, and the Star Wars franchise are well represented, as well as a few titles you may not have expected.

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Year Movie Gross
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $615,202,744
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $532,177,324
2015 Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens $936,662,225
2014 American Sniper $350,126,372
2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $424,668,047
2012 The Avengers $623,357,910
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $381,011,219
2010 Toy Story 3 $415,004,880
2009 Avatar $760,507,625
2008 The Dark Knight $534,858,444
2007 Spider-Man 3 $336,530,303
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $423,315,812
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith $380,262,555
2004 Shrek 2 $436,471,036
2003 Finding Nemo $380,843,261
2002 Spider-Man $403,706,375
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $317,575,550
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas $260,044,825
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $474,544,677
1998 Saving Private Ryan $216,540,909
1997 Titanic $659,363,944
1996 Independence Day $306,169,268
1995 Toy Story $191,796,233
1994 The Lion King $422,783,777
1993 Jurassic Park $402,453,882
1992 Aladdin $217,350,219
1991 Beauty and the Beast $218,967,620
1990 Home Alone $285,761,243
1989 Batman $251,188,924
1988 Rain Man $172,825,435
1987 3 Men and a Baby $167,780,960
1986 Top Gun $179,800,601
1985 Back to the Future $212,259,762
1984 Ghostbusters $238,632,124
1983 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $309,205,079
1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $435,110,554
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark $248,159,971
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $290,475,067
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer $106,260,000
1978 Grease $188,755,690
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $322,740,140
1976 Rocky $117,235,147
1975 Jaws $260,000,000
1974 Blazing Saddles $119,500,000
1973 The Exorcist $232,906,145
1972 The Godfather $134,966,411
1971 Billy Jack $98,000,000
1970 Love Story $106,400,000
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid $102,308,889
1968 Funny Girl $52,223,306
1967 The Jungle Book $141,843,612
1966 The Bible $34,900,023
1965 The Sound of Music $163,214,286
1964 Mary Poppins $102,272,727
1963 Cleopatra $57,777,778
1962 The Longest Day $39,100,000
1961 101 Dalmatians $144,880,014
1960 Swiss Family Robinson $40,356,000
1959 Ben-Hur $74,700,000
1958 South Pacific $36,800,000
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai $44,908,000
1956 The Ten Commandments $93,740,000
1955 Lady and the Tramp $93,600,000
1954 White Christmas $30,000,000
1953 Peter Pan $87,404,651
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth $36,000,000
1951 Quo Vadis $24,291,740
1950 Cinderella $85,000,000
1949 Samson and Delilah $28,800,000
1948 The Snake Pit $10,000,000
1947 Forever Amber $16,000,000
1946 Song of the South $63,717,040
1945 The Bells of St. Mary’s $21,300,000
1944 Going My Way $16,300,000
1943 This is the Army $20,831,178
1942 Bambi $102,797,150
1941 Sergeant York $16,400,000
1940 Pinocchio $84,254,167
1939 Gone with the Wind $198,676,459
1938 Alexander’s Ragtime Band $4,000,000
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $184,925,485

*The chart above was created using data from IMDb and Box Office Mojo.

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