The Ultimate Top-Grossing Movies Quiz
by Staff
There are big movies, and then there are BIG movies. Take our quiz and test your knowledge of the top-grossing films of all-time.

Adjusting for inflation (and the fact that ticket prices have outpaced inflation) makes a big difference when you're looking at movie grosses over 100 years. According to the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records, what's the top-grossing movie of all time (adjusted for inflation)?

  • "Avatar"
  • "Gone With the Wind"
  • "Titanic"

What's the top-grossing movie of all time, not adjusted for inflation?

  • "Titanic"
  • "Avatar"
  • "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens"

What's the only movie besides "Avatar" and "Titanic" in the unadjusted top 30 that isn't part of a franchise?

  • "Frozen"
  • "Finding Nemo"
  • "Inside Out"

How long did it take "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" to overtake "Avatar" for the No. 1 movie of all time in North America?

  • 10 days
  • 20 days
  • 30 days

How long did it take "Avatar" to make the same amount of money?

  • three months
  • seven months
  • one year

How much money did "The Force Awakens" make in its first 24 hours of release?

  • $50 million
  • $100 million
  • $150 million

After "Gone With the Wind," what's the highest-grossing Best Picture Award winner?

  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "Ben-Hur"
  • "Titanic"

What's the top-grossing movie franchise of all time?

  • Marvel
  • Harry Potter
  • James Bond

How many movies have grossed more than $1 billion?

  • 12
  • 24
  • 48

How many have made more than $2 billion?

  • 3
  • 6
  • 9

What was the first Alfred Hitchcock film to be the biggest movie of the year?

  • "Psycho"
  • "The Birds"
  • "Rear Window"

How many times has a Steven Spielberg film been the top-grossing film of the year?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

How many times has a Steven Spielberg movie been at the top of the all-time list?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Spielberg is also the only director to have one of his own movies replace another for top-grossing film ever. Which Spielberg film passed another?

  • "E.T." replaced "Jaws"
  • "Jurassic Park" replaced "E.T."

What's the top-grossing animated film of all time?

  • "Toy Story 3"
  • "Frozen"
  • "Finding Nemo"

Which film made almost $2 billion worldwide and three times that with its live-action theatrical version?

  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "The Lion King"
  • "West Side Story"

Three Harry Potter films have been the top-grossing film of the year: the first, last and this one.

  • "Goblet of Fire"
  • "Prisoner of Azkaban"
  • "Chamber of Secrets"

What's the top-grossing musical film ever (adjusted for inflation)?

  • "Chicago"
  • "Grease"
  • "The Sound of Music"

Which movie did "The Sound of Music" overtake for No. 1 of all time?

  • "Gone With the Wind"
  • "Ben-Hur"
  • "The 10 Commandments"

How long had "Gone With the Wind" been the biggest movie ever?

  • 20 years
  • 25 years
  • 30 years

What's the only other movie that sat at No. 1 longer?

  • "The Birth of a Nation"
  • "Cleopatra"
  • "Ben-Hur"

What was the first Disney animated film to be the top-grossing movie of the year?

  • "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
  • "Cinderella"
  • "Sleeping Beauty"

"Jungle Book" was the biggest movie of 1967. It was 25 years before another animated film could claim that honor. What was that movie?

  • "Beauty and the Beast"
  • "Aladdin"
  • "The Lion King"

What's the top-grossing war movie (besides "Gone With the Wind")?

  • "300"
  • "American Sniper"
  • "Saving Private Ryan"

After "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens," which movie had the biggest opening day in North America?

  • "Avatar"
  • "Jurassic World"
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"

What's the highest-grossing Pixar movie?

  • "Finding Nemo"
  • "Toy Story"
  • "Toy Story 3"

In the 21st century, only two directors have had the top-grossing movie in two consecutive years. Name one.

  • James Cameron
  • Michael Bay
  • Peter Jackson

Now name the other.

  • Christopher Nolan
  • Gore Verbinski
  • Joss Whedon

"Ben-Hur" was the top-grossing movie of two different years. The silent version was released in 1925. When was the next "Ben-Hur?"

  • 1951
  • 1959
  • 1964

Tom Cruise has been in three movies that have been the top-grossing films of the year. Which was NOT one of them?

  • "Mission: Impossible"
  • "Mission: Impossible II"
  • "Rain Man"
  • "Top Gun"