Highest Grossing Movies – Going to the theater is an adventure; you get to watch a new film and escape into the story, if only for a short amount of time. Hundreds of movies are released each year, but only a few dozen are cherished and rated well by audiences.

These are the top five highest grossing movies with the biggest opening weekends at the box office; and they continue to be named as favorites by fans all over the world.


highest grossing movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part II

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

The much-anticipated last installment of the Harry Potter series had a record-breaking opening weekend, grossing over $169 million on the weekend of July 15, 2011.

Watch the Trailer: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Highest Grossing Movies: number two is Dark Knight

2. The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight comes in close second, and had a total opening weekend gross of $158 million when it came to theatres the weekend of July 18, 2008.

Watch the Trailer: The Dark Night

Highest Grossing Movies: in Third Place, Spider-Man 3

3. Spider-Man 3

The third and darkest installment of the Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man 3, was very successful. The movie grossed $151 million on the weekend of May 4, 2007.

Watch the Trailer: Spider-Man Three

Highest Grossing Movies: Coming in Fourth, New Moon

4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon 

The vampire-loving fans of “The Twilight Saga” books came to the theaters to support New Moon, grossing a total of $142 million on the weekend of Nov. 20, 2009.

Watch the Trailer: The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Highest Grossing Movies: in Fifth, Pirates of the Caribbean

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

After Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl became such a hit, it’s no surprise Dead Man’s Chest was so popular, grossing $135 million on the opening weekend of July 7, 2006.

Watch the Trailer: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest