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The top 10 HIGHEST GROSSING movies of the 1990s
Photo: © ANP

The top 10 HIGHEST GROSSING movies of the 1990s

The top 10 HIGHEST GROSSING movies of the 1990s
Photo: © ANP

The 1990s was a massive decade for cinema in terms of box office.

Due to the huge steps forward in terms of CGI technology, that would be a massive contributing factor in the highest-grossing movies of that particular decade.

In fact, nine out of the top 10 highest-grossing movies use some form of CGI or animation.

It is no surprise to see that Titanic is the most successful movie of the 1990s, with a worldwide gross of $1,843,201,268. It's a good job that James Cameron's epic earned so much, too, as at the time of its release it was the most expensive movie in history, costing a cool $200m to produce.

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The Star Wars prequel movies continue to polarise fans and although critical reception of the three films has softened in recent years, the passionate Star Wars fans did not enjoy The Phantom Menace when it was released in 1999.

Still, it was a huge financial success, grossing $924,317,558.

Third is Jurassic Park, which catalysed one of the most lucrative franchises in history. It was released in 1994 and grossed $914,691,118 and, quite incredibly, the CGI still stands up as being hugely impressive three decades later.

Two massive disaster/sci-fi movies are present in the form of Independence Day and Armageddon, which grossed $817,400,891 and $553,709,788 respectively.

There is only one horror film in the top 10 and that is The Sixth Sense, starring Bruce Willis. Undoubtedly, word-of-mouth was a contributing factor in that one as fans flocked to see that twist ending.

Willis and Will Smith are the only top actors to have more than one movie feature in the top 10.

Biggest movies of the 90s

Movie Year of Release Worldwide Gross
Titanic 1997 $1,843,201,268
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999 $924,317,558
Independence Day 1996 $914,691,118
Jurassic Park 1992 $817,400,891
The Lion King 1994 $763,455,561
Forrest Gump 1994 $677,387,716
The Sixth Sense 1999 $672,806,292
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 $618,638,999
Men in Black 1997 $589,390,539
Armageddon 1998 $553,709,788

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