Top Grossing Movies By Year

Check out the top domestic box office grossing movie for each calendar year according to The Numbers. http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/#tab=year

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

2015
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
90028
CA
United States
Dolby Theatre

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

American Sniper

2014
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
90028
CA
United States
The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2013
England
United Kingdom
Leicester Square

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

The Avengers

2012
6838 Hollywood Boulevard
90028
CA
United States
El Capitan Theatre

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

2011
WC2N 5DN
England
United Kingdom
Trafalgar Square

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

Toy Story 3

2010
98039
Sicily
Italy
Taormina

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Avatar

2009
24-26 Leicester Square
WC2H 7JY
England
United Kingdom
Odeon Cinema Leicester Square

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

The Dark Knight

2008
1998 Broadway
10023
NY
United States
AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

2006
1313 Disneyland Drive
92802
CA
United States
Disneyland Resort

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

2005
1 Esp du Président Georges Pompidou
06400
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
France
Palais des festivals et des congrès de Cannes

During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy. Sidious is ready for his new apprentice, Lord Vader, to step into action and kill the remaining Jedi. Vader, however, struggles to choose the dark side and save his wife or remain loyal to the Jedi order.

Spider-Man 3

2007
106-0032
Tōkyō-to
Japan
Toho Cinemas Roppongi

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Titanic

1997
106-0032
Tōkyō-to
Japan
Roppongi Hills

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Home Alone

1990
IL
United States
Chicago

An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Beauty and the Beast

1991
6838 Hollywood Boulevard
90028
CA
United States
El Capitan Theatre

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince.

Aladdin

1992
CA
United States
Los Angeles

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Jurassic Park

1993
20008
DC
United States
Uptown Theater

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

The Lion King

1994
1260 6th Avenue
10020
NY
United States
Radio City Music Hall

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Toy Story

1995
6838 Hollywood Boulevard
90028
CA
United States
El Capitan Theatre

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Independence Day

1996
CA
United States
Los Angeles

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Saving Private Ryan

1998
CA
United States
Los Angeles

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

1999
CA
United States
Los Angeles

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2000
N\A
N/A

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

2001
England
United Kingdom
Leicester Square

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Spider-Man

2002
N\A
Philippines

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Finding Nemo

2003
N\A
Canada

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Shrek 2

2004
1 Esp du Président Georges Pompidou
06400
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
France
Palais des festivals et des congrès de Cannes

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.