You think you know the best-selling movies of all time? Think again.
We've all been hearing how the new Star Wars movie could become the highest-grossing movie of all time in the U.S., with a take of just over $900 million (and counting).
But how does it stack up when inflation is taken into account? According to the experts at Box Office Mojo, right now it still has yet to crack the top ten.
So, what are the top ten (in 2016 dollars)?
- Gone with the Wind: $1.76 billion
- Star Wars (original): $1.55 billion
- The Sound of Music: $1.24 billion
- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: $1.23 billion
- Titanic: $1.18 billion
- The Ten Commandments: $1.14 billion
- Jaws: $1.11 billion
- Doctor Zhivago: $1.08 billion
- The Exorcist: $962 million
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: $948 million
What makes the list interesting is that once, as expected, #11 Star Wars: The Force Awakens cracks the top ten, it will be only sequel on the list. Though it should be noted that The Empire Strikes Back (#13, $854 million), Return of The Jedi (#16, $818 million), and even The Phantom Menace (#18, $786 million) are all in the top twenty.