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10 highest-grossing sci-fi movies ever after adjusting for inflation

10 highest grossing sci fi movies ever Fortune


Fortune decided to take a look at the 10 highest-grossing science-fiction movies of all time, using data from Box Office Mojo and adjusting for inflation.

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Spoiler alert: 4 of the top 6, and 6 of the top 10, are Star Wars movies.

The original “Star Wars” tops our list, with a $461 million domestic box office take that translates to $1.8 billion in 2015. Not bad for a movie that faced a huge uphill battle simply to get made:

Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012 and commissioned a new trilogy.

The non-Star Wars movies in the top 10 are ET, Avatar, Back to the Future, and Independence Day.

Star wars made $1.8B in 2015 dollars....holy crap!

Agreed, that's amazing for a single movie. 

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