Block Busters That Shook The Box Office

There are a few blockbusters in history that have completely shook the box office. Up until the introduction of pirating movies, this was sometimes done easily. We count some of the greatest there ever was.

Jaws (1975)

JawsReleased in June 20th, 1975, this movie made a total gross of $470,653,000. It was the movie that started the summer blockbuster insanity. Summer was typically viewed as the dumping time for movies, but Jaws changed all of that. Partially due to the nation wide release of the film, Jaws opened up with $7 million dollars, the highest all summer. It went on to rule the box office above al the rest, for 14 straight weeks. It was the first movie to top 100 million in the U.S. box office until another movie came along…

Star Wars (1977)

Released in May 25th, 1977, the total gross was $775,398,007. It broke every box office record in 1977. And it was in the box office for a while. It was intially top of the U.S. charts, but then slid down behind The Deep, and The Rescuers, but in its ninth and fifteens week of release it slid back to the top. No movie ever reached the one billion mark until…

Jurassic Park (1993)

Released in June 11, 1993, it made a total gross of $1,029,153,882. Being the highest grossing film of it’s time, Steven Spielburg topped his previous high grossing film, E.T. It did over $50 million in the first weekend, and stayed number one for over three weeks. It held the title of being the highest grossing film of all time until…

Titanic (1998)

Titanic-titanic-14425420-1200-794Including the revenue from the 2012 reissue, Titanic made a gross total of $2,185,372,302. It took the spot for the highest grossing film of all time, worldwide. Directed by James Cameron, it held the record for 12 years. At least up until…

Avatar (2009)

Made by Cameron in 2009, he topped his own record. It made a worldwide total, (including the re-release) of $2,787,965,087.

 

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