The 15 Oscar best-picture winners that made the most money at the US box office

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As the 2018 Academy Awards draw closer, it’s time to dive into the numbers and check out which of the best-picture winners are the biggest moneymakers of all time at the box office.

There are some obvious ones here, but thanks to inflation, there are a few titles that may surprise you.

Here are the top 15.

Note: All box-office figures are domestic grosses only and include any earnings from rereleases. All figures are from Box Office Mojo.


15. “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) — $US504.9 million

RKO Radio Pictures

Unadjusted: $US24 million


14. “Rocky” (1976) — $US505 million

MGM/Netflix

Unadjusted: $US117 million


13. “Lawrence of Arabia (1962) — $US508 million

Columbia Pictures

Unadjusted: $US45 million


12. “West Side Story” (1961) — $US514 million

United Artists

Unadjusted: $US44 million


11. “My Fair Lady” (1964) — $US550.8 million

Warner Bros.

Unadjusted: $US72 million


10. “The Greatest Show on Earth” (1952) — $US550.8 million

Paramount Pictures

Unadjusted: $US36 million


9. “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) — $US566 million

New Line

Unadjusted: $US378 million


8. “Around the World in 80 Days” (1956) — $US593 million

United Artists

Unadjusted: $US42 million


7. “Forrest Gump” (1994) — $US722 million

Paramount Pictures

Unadjusted: $US330 million


6. “The Godfather” (1972) — $US724.5 million

Paramount Pictures

Unadjusted: $US135 million


5. “The Sting” (1973) — $US818 million

Universal Pictures

Unadjusted: $US156 million


4. “Ben-Hu” (1959) — $US900 million

MGM

Unadjusted: $US74 million


3. “Titanic” (1997) — $US1.244 billion

20th Century Fox

Unadjusted: $US659 million


2. “The Sound of Music” (1965) — $US1.3 billion

20th Century Fox

Unadjusted: $US159 million


1. “Gone with the Wind” (1939) — $US1.85 billion

MGM

Unadjusted: $US199 million

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