Can you name the biggest blockbusters of all time? Take our mega movies quiz!
Biggest opening weekend ever! It seems like every time a new movie hits theaters, the media starts buzzing about broken box office records. Take our quiz and see how much you know about which movies have really hit it big and which are simply hype.start quiz
Question 1 of 20
After you adjust for inflation, which of these films was the top-grossing movie of all time in the U.S. as of May 1, 2012?
... Released in 1939, "Gone With the Wind" made $1.6 billion in adjusted gross 2012 dollars. More than 200 million tickets were sold for the film at a time when the U.S. population was just 130 million.
Question 2 of 20
Who played the role of the Grinch in the top-grossing 2000 remake of the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
... With Jim Carrey as the Grinch, this remake of a Dr. Seuss classic earned more than $260 million in the U.S. and more than $300 million worldwide, making it one of the top-earning Christmas films of all time.
Question 3 of 20
Nearly every major studio passed on this huge money-maker before 20th Century Fox finally agreed to fund the project.
... Since 1977, "Star Wars" has earned $775 million at the box office -- and brought a nearly 2,000 percent return on 20th Century Fox's investment.
Question 4 of 20
The Hershey Chocolate Company experienced a 65 percent increase in profits thanks to smart product placement in this summer blockbuster.
... Movie fans flocked to "E.T." in 1982, resulting in $435 million in ticket sales as well as an increase in sales of Reese's Pieces.
Question 5 of 20
The 2002 hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding made $369 million at the box office worldwide. How much did this movie cost to make?
... "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" cost just $6 million to make, but earned $250 million, making it one of the most profitable films of all time.
Question 6 of 20
Who directed both Avatar (2009) and Titanic (1997), the two top grossing films in the world as of May 1, 2012?
... Together, James Cameron's two biggest blockbusters have earned almost $5 billion worldwide.
Question 7 of 20
In terms of inflation-adjusted ticket sales, Star Wars remains the top movie franchise of all time. How many live-action Star Wars films have been made as of 2012?
... With just six live-action films, the "Star Wars" franchise has out-performed every other movie franchise in history, from "James Bond" to "Harry Potter."
Question 8 of 20
This children's classic doesn't even crack the top 100 highest-grossing movies of all time. When you adjust for inflation, however, it shoots to No. 10.
... Disney's 1937 film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" has earned more than $863 million in 2012 dollars, making it the 10th-best earning film of all time.
Question 9 of 20
In 2011, fans flocked to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final film in this famous franchise. How much have the eight Potter films earned worldwide since 2001?
... The eight films in the series have earned a combined $7.7 billion as of 2012.
Question 10 of 20
Which family sang their way to box office success in the 1965 classic The Sound of Music?
... In inflation-adjusted totals, the von Trapp family singers earned more than $1.3 billion at the box office. This makes "The Sound of Music" one of the top three highest grossing films in U.S. history.
Question 11 of 20
What young lion cub starred in The Lion King (1994), which took in almost a billion dollars worldwide?
... Young Simba -- something of a feline Hamlet -- grew up to conquer his enemies in the 1994 Disney classic "The Lion King."
Question 12 of 20
How many of the top 20 earning U.S. films (as of May 1, 2012) feature traditional, hand-drawn animation?
... Just three hand-animated films rank among the top 20 in U.S. history. They include "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937), "101 Dalmatians" (1961) and "The Lion King" (1994).
Question 13 of 20
As of May 1, 2012, which of these actors played a starring role in four of the top 20 biggest grossing movies in world history?
... Johnny Depp starred in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003) and its sequels -- three of which rank among the top 10 in world box office gross. He also starred in the 11th biggest earner, "Alice in Wonderland" (2010).
Question 14 of 20
How many of the inflation-adjusted top 10 U.S. films were released prior to the year 2000?
... All 10 of the inflation-adjusted top-earning films in the U.S. were released before the 21st century.
Question 15 of 20
What 2012 super hero film took in almost $200 million in its first week, before it was even released in the United States?
... In spring 2012, "The Avengers" enjoyed one of the strongest international openings ever, leaving it poised to break many box-office records.
Question 16 of 20
What's the oldest movie to still rank among the 100 top-earning U.S. films of all time when you adjust for inflation?
... The 1937 classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is the oldest film to rank among the 100 top-earning films of all time.
Question 17 of 20
Where did producers film the box-office hit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)?
... This sequel in the blockbuster franchise was filmed on the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica, and made more than $400 million.
Question 18 of 20
In 1997, James Cameron's Titanic earned more than $700 million in the U.S. alone. The film was based on the real-life Titanic disaster, which occurred in what year?
... The real Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in 1912, carrying more than 1,500 people to their deaths.
Question 19 of 20
Vampires or wizards? Which earned more -- the first film in the Twilight franchise or the first Harry Potter film?
... Sorry Twihards. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" took in $974 million at worldwide box offices in 2001, beating the first "Twilight" film by almost $600 million.
Question 20 of 20
Who played the leading role of a little girl possessed in the 1973 horror blockbuster The Exorcist?
... Its unofficial title as the scariest movie of all time didn't keep fans away from the box office. When "The Exorcist" came out in 1973, it took in more than $232 million, or $875 million in 2012 dollars.
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