ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE (by ticket sales)

The charts below show the top ten movies of all-time, as they would have been calculated at the end of each calendar year. The amounts shown are the estimated number of tickets sold domestically. (U.S. and Canada)

Many high-ranking films have been released multiple times over the past century, and the ticket amounts reflect that. Several films, such as Avatar and The Birth of a Nation, sold tickets at premium prices. Their ticket sale numbers may be lower than would be expected from looking at their total gross.

Follow this link to see the box office tables in raw gross.

Five different films have held the #1 spot:

Mickey (1919-1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938-1946)
Gone with the Wind (1947-1957; 1967-Present)
The Ten Commandments (1958-1964; 1966)
The Sound of Music (1965)