10 Highest-Grossing Best Picture Oscar Winners, According to Box Office Mojo
Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards the Oscars, the film industry’s most prestigious accolades. The star of the night is the Best Picture category, and movies that receive this honor usually go down in history as memorable audience favorites.
As such, Best Picture recipients usually earn big bucks at the box office. It’s one thing to watch the highest-grossing Best Picture Oscar winners in general, but when you look at the inflation-adjusted numbers on Box Office Mojo, it’s surprising how the experience of going to see these movies in the theater has evolved over the years. years.
10) One of the greatest classics of romantic music – “My Fair Lady” (1964)
Based on a classic Greek tale about a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he made, Georges Cukorit is my lovely lady is a nearly three-hour musical about a professor who agrees to bet he can make a street vendor presentable in high society.
Decades later, the film remains one of the most unique and enjoyable romance stories to ever hit the big screen, with an admirably monumental level of production and an elegance befitting the source material. ’60s audiences thought so too, since this Best Picture winner had an adjusted gross of $549,469,026 at the box office.
9) The conclusion of the most epic fantasy trilogy — “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003)
Considered one of the greatest cinematic trilogies ever made, peter jacksonit is the Lord of the Rings trilogy concluded with The king’s returnwhere the battle for the fate of Middle-earth comes to a breaking point.
The fantasy epic’s historic 11 Oscars were more than deserved, as was its adjusted gross of US$563,900,522. It’s a majestic film that works on just about every level, from the gorgeous visuals to the wonderful performances and the gripping story full of heart.
8) One of the Most Forgotten Best Picture winners – ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ (1956)
In this comic adaptation of Jules Verneclassic novel, a Victorian Englishman called Phileas Fogg (David Niven) is betting he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days.
The film hasn’t aged particularly well, becoming one of the lowest-rated Best Picture recipients on IMDb and falling into sad oblivion. However, audiences at the time were quite eager to check out the two-and-a-half-hour adventure comedy, as it grossed an adjusted total of $591,123,218 at the box office.
7) Is there anything this guy didn’t do? – “Forrest Gump” (1994)
Forrest Gump is the touching story of the character of the same name (played by tom hank), and audiences can see many historical events unfold from their fun and unique perspective.
Full of as many references to American history and culture as universal themes that everyone can relate to, this Oscar winner directed by Robert Zemeckis has captured the hearts of mainstream audiences since its release and its adjusted earnings amounted to $719,398,403 to prove it.
6) A landmark in the history of American cinema – “The Godfather” (1972)
It’s hard to find anything to say about The Godfather it hasn’t been said before. The detective epic of the aging patriarch from a mafia familyMarlon Brando) who must transfer control of his empire to his reluctant youngest son (Al Pacino) is worthy of being considered the greatest American film ever made.
The film earned US$722,009,337 worldwide when adjusted for inflation, and it deserved every dollar. Beautifully written, perfectly directed and with multiple stunning performances, it is more than worthy of its fame.
5) All it takes is a little trust – ‘The Sting’ (1973)
The bitea complex caper about a petty crook and a veteran crook seeking revenge on an evil crime lord, was the latest of only two collaborations from one of cinema’s most iconic duos: Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
The film won 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, and it deserved them all. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest caper films ever made, with exceptional technical qualities and two magnetic lead performances. Despite all its merits, it earned an adjusted total of $815,508,963 at the box office.
4) A mythical piece of epic entertainment – “Ben-Hur” (1959)
Another of only three films to win 11 Oscars, Ben Hur is a nearly four-hour adventure drama about a Jewish prince, betrayed by a friend and sent into slavery, who claims his freedom and returns to defeat his rival.
Although he is best known for his streak of legendary tanks, Ben Hur is a phenomenal film throughout its duration. It had an adjusted lifespan of a staggering $896,965,723, earning them gargantuan scale, a great story, and action scenes that remain jaw-dropping even after more than half a year. century.
3) Nothing on Earth Could Sink Their Love – ‘Titanic’ (1997)
The final piece in the trifecta of films that have won 11 Oscars, james cameronit is Titanic is a romantic drama about a young aristocrat (Kate Winslet) who falls in love with a nice poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) aboard the luxurious but tragic RMS Titanic.
Titanic was as much a cultural phenomenon as the ship itself, as evidenced by its adjusted worldwide box office earnings of $1,240,054,754. It’s a true modern classic in every sense of the word; a visual spectacle, a beautifully written story and just a fantastic Best Picture winner all around.
2) The favorite sound of the public in the world – “The Sound of Music” (1965)
Both a joyful comfort film and a deep drama set in the era of World War II, The sound of music is one of the most magnificent musicals to ever come out of classic Hollywood. It’s about a former nun in Austria who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed sea captain with seven children, bringing newfound love and music into their lives.
The film’s 3-hour runtime flies by thanks to its deeply endearing characters and story, beautiful Austrian scenery, and most importantly, its timeless and iconic score and soundtrack. Fans have been loving it since its release as it has grossed an astonishing $1,303,502,105 after adjusting for inflation.
1) The Unbeatable Box Office Champion – “Gone with the Wind” (1939)
Victor Flemingit is carried away by the wind is a 4-hour drama about a plantation owner’s manipulative daughter and her turbulent romance with a charismatic rogue during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.
Even after more than 80 years, the film remains the highest-grossing film of all time with an adjusted profit of $1,850,581,586, so anyone can guess if a movie will ever come to take its throne. It deserves it too, with a scale still unheard of today, technical qualities that remain relevant after all these years, brilliant performances and a fully engaging story.
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