Biggest Summer Blockbuster Movies Of All Time
Every year, the Hollywood movie industry churns out hundreds of movies. Some of them fail miserably, some end up just returning their initial investment, while some end up being massive box-office smash hits. While the advent of the internet, DVD, and Blueray technologies have made watching new movies at home much easier, many people still prefer to go to the cinema to see the latest blockbusters. With great acting, compelling stories and effective use of the latest movie-making technologies, a lot of movies have managed to break the 1 billion $ line, when it comes to their box office performance, thus making them one the biggest summer blockbusters ever. To shed more light on these movies, we will provide a small list that will contain some of them.
Directed by James Cameron and starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Kate Winslet, and Billy Zane, Titanic is a 1997 movie that depicts the first and the last voyage of the eponymous ship. The film tells the story of two individuals, of different social classes, who, nevertheless, fall in love aboard the ship, before the ill-fated sinking. The movie was highly praised for its depiction of the tragic sinking, as well as the use of state-of-the-art special effects. It was also the first movie to break the 1 billion $ line at the box office.
A movie written and directed by James Cameron; Avatar is a 2009 Sci-fi movie that stars Sam Worthington, Michele Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana. The plot of the movie centers on the efforts of a human expedition to secure and colonize an alien world while trying to fend off the indigenous aliens. Amidst all the tensions and combat, a human and an alien fall in love. However, in the end, one of them must choose a side in order to end the conflict and preserve their love. With more than 2.5 billion $ earned at the box office, Avatar is considered the highest-grossing blockbuster of all time.
3. The Avengers
Thanks to the amazing surge in popularity of comic book-based movies, The Avengers movie has quickly become one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. It is a 2012 Sci-fi, comic-book based film that tells the story of a team of famous superheroes, who join their forces, to protect the Earth from an alien menace. Some of the most notable superheroes that appear in the movie are Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Black Widow. The movie ended up grossing more than 1.5 billion $.
4. The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King
The last installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is also the highest grossing and most acclaimed one. Released in 2003, Return of the King is the last movie in the trilogy, which wraps the main story of Frodo and the Ring, the story of Aragorn as well as the stories of other main characters and the fate of Middle-Earth itself. The movie was highly praised for its screenplay and expert use of advanced special effects, and it ended up earning more than 1.1 billion $.
5. Star Wars – The Force Awakens
What is a list of the biggest summer blockbusters without a Star Wars movie? The biggest and most successful Star Wars movie to date is, without a doubt, The Force Awakens. This is the 7th main installment in the Star Wars franchise, and it serves as a continuation of the first trilogy. The movie centers on the fates of some new characters in the universe, as well as old ones, as they try to protect the Galaxy from the Resurrecting Empire and its new leaders. At the box office, the movie grossed more than 1.7 billion dollars.