By now, the movie Avatar has taken in the most absolute amount of money at the box office. According to records, the total is $642 million plus.
Whenever I hear that it's the all-time box office grosser, I disagree -- very strongly. Those who say that are being lazy.
According to the web site boxofficemojo.com, if the box office grosses are adjusted because of inflation throughout the decades, the #1 movie of all time is -- as you probably guessed -- Gone With The Wind. It's followed by Star Wars, The Sound Of Music, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and The Ten Commandments.
Those who want figures for the top 100 grossing movies can click here.
Accordingly, Avatar is only Number 20, but that's of now. Number 100, by the way, is Top Gun.