The good news? Frozen is officially a cinematic classic. The bad news? The YouTube covers of “Let It Go” will never, ever stop.
THE MATRIX RELOADED
Hey, remember when Keanu Reeves used to be a legitimate movie star?
Thanks to the worldwide success of Pretty Woman, we can definitely say that the desire for a designer wardrobe and armful of diamonds is universal.
This is the world that we have to live in.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Next time someone tells you that nobody wants to see a movie with a female lead, just show them the record-breaking numbers that Tim Burton’s 2010 film took in at the box office. That should shut them up.
Titanic is also the most successful romance, drama, and disaster movie of all time. And you'll get that theme song out of your head around the same time that Leo finally wins an Oscar.
E.T.: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
Before the influx of franchises, sequels and reboots, a boy, his bicycle and a friendly alien ruled the box office. It truly was a simpler time.
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
If you want a spot on the English-language dominated list of box office smashes, all you need is mind-blowing, gravity-defying stunts, a talented cast, a compelling story, and a visionary director to put it together. But mostly you need the stunts.
MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
If there’s one thing we can take away from the success of The Avengers, it’s that the only audiences like more than one superhero is a team of them. Mo' superheroes, mo' money.
That’s right: The Boy Who Lived made more money than the world's most famous secret agent and the entire Marvel cinematic universe. In the Battle of the Nerds, wizards rule supreme.
Despite being arguably the saddest movie ever made, Schindler’s List still managed to rake it in at the box office, proving that sometimes there is no better feeling than sobbing your eyes out in movie theater.
THE SIXTH SENSE
We may have to endure seven more Paranormal Activity movies, but at least we can take comfort in the knowledge that they won't make more money than Haley Joel Osment and his ability to see dead people.
When James Cameron makes a movie, the whole world pays to see it, especially when it stars giant blue aliens and Zoe Saldana. Even if that film is basically "Pocahontas in Space."
GONE WITH THE WIND
Between its original hit run in 1939 and 8 subsequent re-releases, Gone with the Wind’s total earnings outnumber both Avatar and Titanic, which completely justifies burning down most of Atlanta.