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Stuck for a movie to watch on a Friday night?  Sick of those '1000 films to watch before you die' type lists? We're going to showcase some of the true 'classics' over the coming few months -- not those movies rated by critics as monumental, but those on the offical record lists as the most watched materpieces of all time ... and true classics. Well, most of them(!)

  US FILMS $M     UK FILMS £M
1 Avatar 760   1 Skyfall 101
2 Titanic 658   2 Avatar 94
3 Marvel's The Avengers 623   3 Toy Story 3 74
4 Batman: The Dark Knight 534   4 Mamma Mia! 69
5 Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace 474   5 Titanic 69
6 Star Wars: A New Hope 461   6 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 69
7 The Dark Knight Rises 448   7 Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone 66
8 Shrek 2 441   8 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 63
9 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 435   9 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 60
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 423   10 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 57

 


And the Top 20 movies of all time (BUT ... pre Avatar ... and recent re-releases of Titanic and Star Wars!) according to the number of tickets sold (stats from Hollywood Reporter) rather than box office takings (where figures are not a true reflection considering ticket prices overs the years, or through promotions, 3D ticket prices and so on)

 
1. Gone With the Wind - 202,044,600

2. Star Wars -178,119,600

3. The Sound of Music -142,415,400

4. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial -141,854,300

5. The Ten Commandments - 131,000,000

6. Titanic - 128,345,900

7. Jaws - 128,078,800

8. Doctor Zhivago  - 124,135,500

9. The Exorcist - 110,568,700

10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 109,000,000

11. 101 Dalmatians - 99,917,300

12. The Empire Strikes Back - 98,180,600

13. Ben-Hur - 98,000,000

14. Return of the Jedi - 94,059,400

15. The Sting - 89,142,900

16. Raiders of the Lost Ark - 88,141,900

17. Jurassic Park - 86,205,800

18. The Graduate - 85,571,400

19. Star Wars: Episode I - 84,825,800

20. Fantasia - 83,043,500