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What were the top 7 highest grossing movies of the 90's?
Highest-Grossing Films of the '90s
The highest-grossing movie of the ‘90s is none other than Titanic ($600 Million): the tragic love story centered on the privileged but lonely Rose and Jack, the poor but imaginative artist she meets. The chemistry between leads Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet was magnetic, and the scale of the film felt daunting. This earned Titanic critical acclaim as well as the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998. The film also took in over $600 million at the domestic box office and, including re-releases, $2.1 billion worldwide.
While Star Wars ($431 Million) was originally an '80s staple, it would eventually sneak itself into the tail end of the '90s. George Lucas premiered the franchise's first prequel, Star Wars: Episode I, in 1999, and theaters everywhere filled with eager fans. Jurassic Park ($357 Million) absolutely destroyed the box office, bringing in $357 million upon its first release. The sci-fi adventure follows a group who must escape the genetically engineered dinosaurs that have been let loose on the island they're visiting. Forrest Gump ($329 Million) tells the tale of a slow-witted but sweet man whose life and romance occur alongside a slew of major United States events in the 20th century.
Disney’s stunning classic about a lion cub’s journey to take back his homeland became the highest-grossing animated film of the ‘90s, bringing in over $312 million — and with movies including Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin released that same decade, those numbers say a lot. The Lion King ($312 Million) makes the cut as the highest-grossing movie of the '90s. Independence Day ($306 Million): This 1996 sci-fi action film tells the story of aliens who attempt to take over and destroy the world on the Fourth of July weekend, as well as the humans who try to stop them. Dead people weren’t the only thing that The Sixth Sense ($293 Million) saw; it also eyed a giant box office score, bringing in $293 domestically upon its first release.
There are many movies that did very well in the 90s.
The top 7 highest grossing movies of the 1990s (in the worldwide box office) are:
Titanic (1997) - $2.194 billion - "Titanic" is a romantic disaster film directed by James Cameron and released in 1997. The film is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the largest passenger steamship in the world, which struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. The film follows the story of two young people from different social classes, Jack and Rose, who fall in love aboard the ill-fated ship. As the Titanic sinks, Jack and Rose must navigate the chaos and danger of the sinking ship and try to survive. The film features spectacular special effects and scenes of the Titanic's sinking, as well as a sweeping love story. "Titanic" was a massive commercial success and won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for James Cameron.
Jurassic Park (1993) - $1.03 billion - "Jurassic Park" is a science fiction action film directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993. The film is based on a novel by Michael Crichton and takes place on an island where a wealthy entrepreneur has created a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs. However, when the park's security system fails, the dinosaurs escape and begin to wreak havoc on the island. The film follows a group of characters, including paleontologists, mathematicians, and children, as they try to survive the chaos and escape the island. The film is known for its groundbreaking special effects, which blended computer-generated imagery with animatronics to create highly realistic dinosaur characters. "Jurassic Park" was a massive commercial success and has become one of the most successful franchises in film history.
The Lion King (1994) - $968 million - "The Lion King" is a animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released in 1994. The film is set in the African savanna and tells the story of Simba, a young lion prince who is destined to become king of the Pride Lands. However, after his uncle Scar kills Simba's father, Mufasa, Scar convinces Simba to run away, and Scar becomes king in his place. Years later, Simba returns to the Pride Lands with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa and reclaims his place as king. The film features music by Elton John and Tim Rice and includes classic songs like "Hakuna Matata" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." The film was a commercial and critical success, winning two Academy Awards and becoming one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time.
Independence Day (1996) - $817 million - "Independence Day" is a science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich and released in 1996. The film depicts an alien invasion of Earth and the efforts of a disparate group of people, including a satellite technician, a pilot, and the President of the United States, to save the planet. The aliens arrive in massive spaceships and begin destroying major cities around the world, leading to a global effort to fight back. The film features large-scale special effects, including the destruction of landmarks like the White House, and culminates in a dramatic showdown between humanity and the aliens. "Independence Day" was a commercial success and became one of the highest-grossing films of the 1990s.
Forrest Gump (1994) - $677 million - "Forrest Gump" is a comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 1994. The film stars Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but athletically-talented man from Alabama who finds himself at the center of several significant historical events in the 20th century. The film is framed as a series of flashbacks narrated by Forrest, as he sits on a bench waiting for a bus and recounts his life story to strangers. Throughout the film, Forrest faces many challenges, but he remains optimistic and kind, eventually achieving success and finding love. The film was widely praised for its blend of humor, drama, and special effects, and it won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Tom Hanks.
Home Alone (1990) - $476 million - "Home Alone" is a comedy film directed by Chris Columbus and released in 1990. The film follows Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on a Christmas vacation to Paris. At first, Kevin revels in his newfound freedom, but he soon realizes that two burglars are plotting to rob his home. Kevin sets up a series of ***** traps to protect his home and fend off the burglars, who repeatedly attempt to break in. The film was a commercial success and became the highest-grossing live-action comedy film of all time. It also spawned four sequels and has become a holiday classic.
Beauty and the Beast (1991) - $424 million - "Beauty and the Beast" is a classic animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released in 1991. The film is based on a French fairy tale about a prince who is transformed into a beast as a punishment for his cruelty and can only be freed by true love's kiss. The film follows Belle, a young woman who is taken captive by the Beast in his castle and learns to see beyond his appearance, eventually falling in love with him. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, the film features classic songs like "Be Our Guest" and "Tale as Old as Time." The film was well received by audiences and critics and became the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
In the 90's, there were 7 movies that made a lot of money. It's like when you sell lemonade and you make a lot of money because lots of people want to buy your lemonade. These movies were so popular that lots of people went to see them in the cinema and that's how they made a lot of money. The movies are called:
2. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
3. Jurassic Park
4. The Lion King
5. Forrest Gump
6. Independence Day
7. The Sixth Sense
These movies were really cool and lots of people loved them!