ByAj Colon, writer at Creators.co
Aj Colon

Many movies get close, but only 16 have gone the full distance: A billion dollars. Here's some facts:

A few directors have more than one film on the list, such as James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, and Peter Jackson

13/16 are PG-13 Rated action movies. The other three? Titanic, Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story 3. And of that 16, 12 are either sequels or prequels.

The first billion dollar hit was 1999's Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and the most recent was 2013's Iron Man 3

Here's the list:

1

Avatar $2,782,275,172 (2009)

2

Titanic $2,185,372,302 (1997)

3

The Avengers $1,511,757,910 (2012)

4

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $1,341,511,219 (2011)

5

Iron Man 3 $1,203,410,000 (2013)

6

Transformers: Dark of the Moon $1,123,746,996 (2011)

7

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,119,929,521 (2003)

8

Skyfall $1,108,561,013 (2012)

9

The Dark Knight Rises $1,084,439,099 (2012)

10

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $1,066,179,725 (2006)

11

Toy Story 3 $1,063,171,911 (2010)

12

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $1,043,871,802 (2011)

13

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $1,027,044,677 (1999)

14

Alice in Wonderland $1,024,299,904 (2010)

15

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $1,017,003,568 (2012)

16

The Dark Knight $1,004,558,444 (2008)

Personally, my top three favorite in this list would be Skyfall

The Dark Knight

Toy Story 3

If you're wondering why I wrote this article, I have faith in Man of Steel making it onto this list!

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