Highest-Grossing Films by Genre
ALL-TIME
HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS

By Genre (Type) or Sub-Genre

All-Time Highest Grossing Films By Genre (Type or Sub-Genre): These are the top, highest-grossing (domestic) films in all the various sub-categories or genres (types of films).

A few other sites post all-time box-office information, including the Internet Movie DataBase, Boxoffice.com, Boxofficemojo.com, and The-numbers.com.


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All-Time Highest-Grossing Films By Genre or Type
(Based upon domestic gross revenue, unadjusted for inflation)
(as of mid 2018)
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Genre/Type
Film/Year
Domestic Gross
Title Screen
3-D
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
$936.6 million
Action
(Martial Arts)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
$226.2 million
Action Heroine
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
$936.6 million
Adventure
King Kong (2005)
$218 million
Animation
(Anime)
Pokemon: The First Movie (1999)
$85.7 million
Animation
Animation (Computer)
Finding Dory (2016)
$486 million
Animation
Animation
(Fantasy)
Shrek 2 (2004)
$441.2 million
Animation
Animation
(Motion Capture)
The Polar Express (2004)
$183.4 million
Animation
Animation
(Stop Motion)
Chicken Run (2000)
$106.8 million
Biopic
(Music)
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
$161.2 million
Christmas
(Holiday)
Home Alone (1990)
$285.8 million

Home Alone (1990)
Comedy
(HS)
21 Jump Street (2012)
$138.4 million
Comedy
(Horror)
Ghostbusters (1984)
$238.6 million
Comedy
(R-rated)
The Hangover (2009)
$277.3 million
Comedy
(R-rated)
- Female
Bridesmaids (2011)
$169 million
Comedy
(Religious)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
$242.8 million
Comedy
(Romantic)
- and Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
$241.4 million
Comedy
(Romantic)
- Fantasy
Splash (1984)
$69.8 million
Comedy
(Science Fiction)
Men in Black (1997)
$250.7 million
Comedy
(Spoof)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
$213.3 million
Comedy
(Sports)
The Waterboy (1998)
$161.5 million
Comedy
(Superhero)
Deadpool (2016)
$363.1 million
Comic Book Adaptation
Black Panther (2018)
$699.4 million
 
Controversial
&
Religious
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
$370.8 million
Courtroom Drama
A Few Good Men (1992)
$141.3 million
Creature Feature - Dinosaur
Jurassic World (2015)
$652.3 million
Crime/Gangster
(Dirty Cop)
The Departed (2006)
$132.4 million
Dance
Magic Mike (2012)
$113.7 million
Dinosaur
Jurassic World (2015)
$652.3 million
Disaster
Titanic (1997)
$658.7 million
Disaster
(Global Warming)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
$186.7 million
Documentary
(Nature)
March of the Penguins (2005)
$77.4 million
Documentary (Political)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
$119.2 million
Erotic Dramas
(R-rated)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
$156.6 million
Fantasy
(Live Action)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
$504 million
Fantasy
(Romantic)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
$504 million
Foreign Language
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Taiwan)
$128.1 million
Found Footage
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
$140.5 million
Gay/Lesbian
The Birdcage (1996)
$124.1 million
Heist/Caper
Inception (2010)
$292.6 million
Horror
(Anthology)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
$29.5 million
Horror
(Found Footage)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
$140.5 million
Horror
(R-rated)
It (2017)
$327.5 million
Horror
(Remake)
The Ring (2002)
$129.1 million
Horror
(Sci-Fi)
I Am Legend (2007)
$256.4 million
Horror
(Slasher)
Scream (1996)
$103 million
Horror
(Supernatural)
It (2017)
$327.5 million
Horror
(Torture)
Saw II (2005)
$87 million
Horror
(Zombie)
World War Z (2013)
$202.4 million
James Bond/Spy
Skyfall (2012)
$304+ million
Medieval
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
$165.5 million
Mind-Bender
(Plot Twister)
Inception (2010)
$292.6 million
Mockumentary
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
$128.5 million
Musical
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
$504 million
Music
(Concert)
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)
$73 million
Music
(Rap)
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
$161.2 million
Nature
Documentary
March of the Penguins (2005)
$77.4 million
NC-17 Rated
Showgirls (1995)
$20.4 million
New Year's
Theme
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
$126.7 million
Noir
(Neo)
Sin City (2005)
$74.1 million
Pirate
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
$423.3 million

Post-Apocalypse
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
$424.7 million
Prequel
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
$532.2 million

Puppets and Puppetry
The Muppets (2011)
$88.6 million
Robots
(Cyborgs, Androids)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
$459 million

Romance
(Teen)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
$300.5 million
Romantic Drama
Titanic (1997)
$658.7 million
Science Fiction
(Adventure)
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
$936.5 million

'Silent'
The Artist (2011)
$44.7 million
Sports
(Baseball)
A League of Their Own (1992)
$107.5 million
Sports
(Basketball)
Space Jam (1996)
$90.4 million
Sports
(Boxing)
Rocky IV (1985)
$128 million
Sports Drama
(and Football)
The Blind Side (2009)
$256 million
Sports
(Golf)
Tin Cup (1996)
$53.9 million
Sports
(Hockey)
Miracle (2004)
$64.4 million
Sports
(Horse)
Seabiscuit (2003)
$120.3 million
Sports
(Olympics)
Blades of Glory (2007)
$118.6 million
Sports
(Soccer)
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
$52.8 million
Submarine
The Hunt For Red October (1990)
$122 million
Superhero
Black Panther (2018)
$699.4 million
Superhero
(Origin Story)
Black Panther (2018)
$699.4 million
Supernatural
(Horror)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
$293.5 million
Swashbuckler
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
$423.3 million

Sword and Sorcery (Fantasy)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
$377.8 million

Thriller-Action
(On the Run)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
$259.8 million

Thriller
(
Erotic)

Fatal Attraction (1987)
$156.6 million
Thriller
(Political)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
$259.8 million
Thriller
(Serial Killer)
Hannibal (2001)
$165.1 million
Vampire or
Werewolf
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
$300.5 million
Video Game Adaptation
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
$131.2 million
Virtual Reality
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
$281.6 million
War
(World War I)
War Horse (2011)
$79.9 million
War
(World War II)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
$216.5 million
War
American Sniper (2014)
$350.1 million
Western
Dances With Wolves (1990)
$184.2 million
Zombie
World War Z (2013)
$202.4 million


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