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The Highest-Grossing Films of The Decade

The Highest-Grossing Films of The Decade

Sadly, even though most of us love the seventh art for its history and all of the things that it can make us feel, the film industry is becoming more of a business than art as years go by, and that’s not a secret at all. Movie makers focus most of their efforts on making a huge profit from their films, and while that’s not bad at all, that doesn’t always translate to an actually good story, as it’s all about lighting and visual effects nowadays. Obviously, the bigger the budget, the most likely the film is to succeed, as they will spare no expenses in special effects and all of the things that make young people get off their feet and clap once the movie comes to an end. Today, we’re going to talk about the highest-grossing movies of the last decade, a list that seems to grow by the day with more people getting invested in blockbuster sagas like Star Wars or The Avengers.

3. Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens (2015) – 2.068.223.624 $

The moment Disney decided to take over the Star Wars saga, controversy rose among the film’s fans, they were quite a skeptic about their ability to live up to the expectations regarding one of the most famous and influential sci-fi stories of all times.

Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens (2015)

Even if some die-hard fans were kind of disappointed by the outcome, The Force Awakens was still a major success, money wise, at least. With a total budget of as much as 245.000.000$, Disney brought Chewbacca and R2-D2 back to life to try and help Rey and Poe Dameron stop the almighty Kylo Ren and save the galaxy yet again from the Sith menace.

2. Avengers, Endgame (2019) – 2.192.161.748 $

The Avengers saga has been a massive success, and Avengers, Endgame; is set to put the cherry on top of the sundae as the 22nd and final film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe designed by the legendary Stan Lee.

Avengers, Endgame (2019)
Avengers, Endgame (2019)

Endgame hasn’t been around for that long and it has already broken all kind of records, and it’s a lock to become the highest-grossing film ever a couple of weeks from now according to the projections. With a budget of no less than 450.000.000$, Marvel combined an incredible cast with top-notch effects to create one of the greatest superhero movies ever.

1. Avatar (2009) – 2.787.965.087 $

James Cameron did it again. Yes, even though Avatar got a lot of mixed reviews and not everybody was convinced about the argument of the movie, the Pandora universe created with 237.000.000$ eventually wind up becoming the highest-grossing movie ever.

Avatar (2009)
Avatar (2009)

Avatar takes place in 2154 and was one of the first ever to use the 3D format, as well as revolutionary motion capture technology to bring the characters to life. Also, Cameron created an entirely new language for the charismatic creatures of Pandora, and the sequel is due to hit the theatres in 2021.