The Highest Grossing Best Picture Winners

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  1. Gone with the Wind-1939-$1.6 billion
  2. The Sound of Music-1965-$1.1 billion
  3. Titanic-1997-$1 billion
  4. Ben-Hur-1959-$780 million
  5. The Sting-1973-$710 million
  6. Forrest Gump-1994-$635 million
  7. The Godfather-1972-$626 million
  8. Around the World in 80 Days-1956-$514 million
  9. Lord of the Rings-The Return of the King-2003-$490 million
  10. My Fair Lady-1964-$478 million
  11. The Greatest Show on Earth-$478 million
  12. West Side Story-1961-$446 million
  13. Rocky-1976-$438 million
  14. The Best Years of Our Lives-1946-$438 million
  15. The Bridge on the River Kwai-1957 $433 million
  16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-1975-$427 million
  17. Lawrence of Arabia-1962-$426 million
  18. Rain Man-1988-$345 million
  19. Kramer vs Kramer-1979-$342 million
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  21. And the two lowest grossing:
  22. The Hurt Locker-2009: $17.9 million
  23. Crash-2005: $68 million
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all grosses refer to domestic sales and are adjusted for inflation
courtesy of boxofficemojo.com-list may be incomplete as boxofficemojo lacks data for certain films.