Ah, the Star Wars series. Since 1977, these films have been making bank. We’re at the point where we just utter the name, and people flock to the cinemas without any thought. George Lucas has since hung up his lightsaber for this one; let J.J Abrams take the reigns on this one. While it took a hefty price tag to make this film, it still made almost $3 billion at the box office. This was the highest-grossing Star Wars movie ever made.
The 2015 sci-fi fantasy starred John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and Carrie Fisher. It definitely rekindled everyone’s love for these classic space movies.
The indie darling of 2010 starred the young Jennifer Lawrence right at the beginning of her path to becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses. The film told the story of a young woman's life in the dirt port mountain town of Ozark. Its shoestring budget and niche stylings attracted the attention of the Sundance Film Festival.
The Debra Granik-directed film ultimately grossed almost $8 million in the U.S alone and was a huge step in Lawrences' career.
The Kids Are All Right
Based on the synopsis alone, this 2010 film seemed like a potential hard-sell. Even with Julianne Moore and Annette Benning on board, execs had their doubts about the story of a lesbian couple whose lives go for a loop when their sperm donor enters the picture years later. In the end, everyone was proved wrong.
The Focus Feature production ended getting premiered at Sundance and grossed $29.1 million in the U.S. alone and $8.1 million overseas, making that a worldwide total of $37.2 million. Unfortunately, many naysayers credit Focus Feature's incredible marketing campaign for the film's success.
Avengers: Infinity War
A sure way to make millions upon millions is to place the entire cast of every single Marvel film and put them all together in one giant CGI-filled super-hero spectacle. That's precisely what happened with the 2018 film "Avengers: Infinity War." The film from the Avengers franchise had the highest-grossing domestic opening weekend of all time after its release.
The film made $2,003,241,872. Just as well, as it cost $356 million to make. We suppose we should all thank the star-studded cast which included, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Olsen, Mark Ruffalo, Bradley Cooper, and many, many more.
Steven Speilberg's 1993 sci-fi-action-adventure classic came a long way. Now a multi-million dollar franchise, this installment earned almost $2 billion. The films have since taken a slightly darker turn and now feel more like sci-fi horror, thanks to the vision of the director, Colin Trevorrow. There have been three more since this one, so you know it's a success.
The film starred Hollywood favorites Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ty Simpkins and was released in 2015.