What do numbers can say and what does it mean when film has the highest grossing worldwide? This money shows which film is the most successful. Being a product of film industry movie can be considered the same product as, for example, potatoes, hamburgers or shirts and pans sold on the market. But the difference consists in the nature of film product since unlike food or clothes it has to bring a value, beauty and emotion to the audience. Film’s earnings usually are directly proportional to the amount of expenditure on its making though spending a lot of money is not always justified, so that film can be unprofitable. Usually war films, superhero, musicals and historical dramas, animated family films are regarded as the most popular genres. Income from film is earned from several revenue streams including theatrical box office earnings, home video sales, television broadcast rights, merchandising and other. An important factor to be taken into account when defining the most successful film is difference between inflation rates around the world during the film history. So, here is a short list of the highest-grossing movies ever made in Hollywood in correlating to inflation rates according to Wikipedia.
1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
A chart of highest-grossing movies is headed by Gone with the Wind. This film has grossed about $3,5 billion worldwide earning more than any other film in the history of cinema in America. This is an epic film adapted from the award-winning novel by Margaret Mitchell and directed by Victor Fleming. Being a deeply American movie it tells a story of Scarlett O’Hara during the Civil War and Reconstruction.