Highest-grossing film at the global box office
Who
Avatar
What
2,802,013,640 US dollar(s)
Where
Not Applicable ()
When

The highest-grossing film at the global box office is Avatar (USA/UK, 2009), which had a worldwide lifetime gross of $2,802,013,640 (£2,013,980,000 / €2,347,930,000) according to The Numbers as of 16 March 2021.


Avatar held this title for nine years before Avengers: Endgame (USA, 2019) surpassed it as the highest-grossing film in 2019. Avatar was able to reclaim the title following its re-release in China as theatres reopened having been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avatar's director James Cameron (Canada) can also lay claim to the first movie to gross $1 billion: Titanic (USA, 1997).