Worst top grossing movies

So, seeing the numbers come in for Twilight: New Moon and getting my teenage daughter’s reaction (she likes the books, hated both films).
Here’s the Wiki list of top 50 grossing films of all time, which I assume is not inflation adjusted, but let’s go with this. Feel free to nominate other popular movies that didn’t make this list.

1 Titanic 20th Century Fox/Paramount $1,842,879,955 1997

2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line Cinema $1,119,110,941 2003

3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Walt Disney Pictures $1,066,179,725 2006

4 **The Dark Knight ** Warner Bros. $1,001,921,825 2008

5 **Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ** Warner Bros. $974,733,550 2001

6 **Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ** Walt Disney Pictures $960,996,492 2007

7 **Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ** Warner Bros. $938,212,738 2007

8 **Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ** Warner Bros. $935,230,924 2009

9 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers New Line Cinema $925,282,504 2002

10 **Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ** 20th Century Fox $924,317,558 1999

11 **Shrek 2 **DreamWorks Animation $919,838,758 2004

12 **Jurassic Park ** Universal Studios $914,691,118 1993

13 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,921,036 2005

14 Spider-Man 3 Sony Pictures/Columbia $890,871,626 2007

15 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky $878,701,244 2009

16 **Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ** Warner Bros. $878,643,482 2002

17 **The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ** New Line Cinema $870,761,744 2001

18 Finding Nemo Disney/Pixar $864,625,978 2003

19 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $848,754,768 2005

20 **Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ** DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures $833,229,011 2009

21 **Spider-Man ** Columbia Pictures $821,708,551 2002

22 Independence Day 20th Century Fox $817,400,891 1996

23 **Shrek the Third ** DreamWorks Animation $798,958,162 2007

24 **Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ** Warner Bros. $795,634,069 2004

25 **E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal Studios ** $792,910,554 1982

26 **Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ** Paramount Pictures $786,636,033 2008

27 **The Lion King ** Walt Disney Pictures $783,841,776 1994

28 **Spider-Man 2 ** Sony Pictures $783,766,341 2004

29 **Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope ** 20th Century Fox $775,398,007 1977

30 The Da Vinci Code Columbia $758,239,851 2006

31 **The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ** Walden Media/Disney $745,011,272 2005

32 **The Matrix Reloaded ** Warner Bros. $742,128,461 2003

33 Transformers DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures $709,709,780 2007

34 Forrest Gump Paramount $677,387,716 1994

35 **The Sixth Sense ** Hollywood Pictures $672,806,292 1999

36 **Up ** Disney/Pixar $672,379,556 2009

37 **Ice Age: The Meltdown ** 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky $655,388,158 2006

38 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney Pictures $654,264,015 2003

39 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 20th Century Fox $649,398,328 2002

40 **Kung Fu Panda ** DreamWorks Animation $631,736,484 2008

41 **The Incredibles ** Disney/Pixar $631,442,092 2004

42 Hancock Columbia Pictures $624,386,746 2008

43 **Ratatouille ** Disney/Pixar $623,707,397 2007

44 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Studios $618,638,999 1997

45 The Passion of the Christ Icon Productions $611,899,420 2004

46 Mamma Mia! Universal Pictures $609,841,637 2008

47 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks Animation $603,900,309 2008

48 Casino Royale Sony/MGM/Columbia $594,239,066 2006

49 War of the Worlds DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures $591,745,540 2005

50 **Men in Black ** Sony/Columbia $589,390,539 1997\

So, we’re looking for the Worst Most Popular movies of all time. What are your top picks?

This one:

44 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Studios $618,638,999 1997

Followed closely by these two:

3 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Walt Disney Pictures $1,066,179,725 2006

6 **Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ** Walt Disney Pictures $960,996,492 2007

These two suck pretty hard as well:

10 **Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ** 20th Century Fox $924,317,558 1999

49 War of the Worlds DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures $591,745,540 2005

The DaVinci Code most definitely. Followed by *The Pirates of the Caribbean *movies. Their only reason to exist is to give Johnny Depp an excuse to romp.

  1. Transformers 2

  2. Phantom Menace

Soon, New Moon will join the list, of course.

Da vinci code is unbelievably bad. The book was alright, but… In the book it takes a chapter to solve a puzzle. In the movie he just looks around the room once and knows the answer.

I don’t know about your list. Included inflation might be nice. It kills off too many movies.

Star Wars Episode I

Of those I’ve seen, clearly it’s The Matrix Reloaded.

Other candidates include Casino Royale (I assume that the Daniel Craig version), The Lion King and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

The two Transformers movies.

Both Pirates sequels, Mamma Mia! and Titanic (costumes and effects alone aren’t enough to make me want to watch it, with its cliched love story, flat characters and awful script.).

I believe it was the 2nd Pirates movie that I fell asleep in. That is not the sign of a good movie.

At least with Titanic I was awake and actively hating the movie.

You say that like it’s a bad thing… :wink:

Spider-Man 3 was a big steaming piece of crap, especially compared to the first two.

Pirates, and Indy Jones - Crystal Skull.

It’s a fairly depressing list of movies overall. If I was looking for a good stupid romp, I’d much prefer Crank or Big Trouble in Little China to Jurassic Park or whatever.

Ranking them by badness is pretty impossible. (Though are a few that are good, like Casino Royale.)

Titanic takes all awards for worst, in my book. Pure-Dee schlock formula everything. Of course, there’s always Ghost Dad, but it wasn’t top grossing. Pirates very very boring. couldn’t stay awake, and i had plenty of energy when it started.


A lot a people like it, obviously, but I realllllllllllllllly hated Finding Nemo. One of my least favorite movies ever. don’t know why really. it just bugged the hell out of me from start to finish. and i like animated films generally (Bugs Bunny especially)