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Top 10 Grossing Movies of All-Time in the U.S.
Check out the top 10 largest-grossing box office films in the U.S.

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At the start of the economic recession the movie industry seemed unstoppable as consumer still flocked to the silver screen in the face of bank failures and bailouts. However, thanks to the increase of online streaming and shorter lag time between the big screen and DVDs, ticket sales dropped 5.4% last year to 1.35 billion compared to 2009. But don’t feel too bad for the industry—revenue still surged and reportedly surpassed the $10 billion mark. Here are the top earning motion pictures of all time, according to IMDB.com.

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Avatar

Avatar (2009)
Worldwide Box Office Earnings
: $760,505,847

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Titanic

Titanic (1997)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $600,779,824

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The Joker from the Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (2008)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $533,316,061

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Darth Vader

Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope (1977)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $460,935,665

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Shrek

Shrek 2 (2004)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $436,471,036

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ET the Extra Terrestrial

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $434,949,459

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Yoda

Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace (1999)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $431,065,444

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pirates

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $423,032,628

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Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $414,984,497

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Spider Man

Spider-Man (2002)

Worldwide Box Office Earnings: $403,706,375

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Top 10 Grossing Movies of All-Time in the U.S.

Check out the top 10 largest-grossing box office films in the U.S.

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