This weekend the Tom Cruise starring movie Top Gun: Maverick
crossed the $1 Billion mark at the global box office, and in doing to entered the top 50 movies of all time.
This also means that the top 50 highest grossing movies worldwide have all taken over $1 Billion at the box office.
The first movie to do this was Titanic back in 1997, which stood as the highest grossing movie for 10 years until Avatar took over.
Avatar is still the highest grossing movie of all time to this day, despite giving up the crown to Avengers: Endgame for a time in 2019.
There was a time a few years back when movies in franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Fast & Furious were almost guaranteed to over a Billion but the COVID-19 pandemic has changes things and in the last 2 years only Top Gun: Maverick and Spider-Man: No Way Home has gone over the landmark figure, with Spider-Man: No Way Home getting close to $2 Billion.
And talking of $2 Billion, 5 movie have crossed this landmark, Avatar, Avengers: Endgame, Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War.
Take a look at the top 100 all time grossing movies worldwide.
Robert has been a film buff since he first visited the old Palace Cinema in High Wycome when he was young.
After working for Ritz Video Film Hire, later Blockbuster Express, it cemented his interest in film and gave him the drive to go to university with the intention of working in the industy.
6 years of college/university studying film and Culture and he decided to take a different path, so he taught himself to develop websites.
8 years at Amazon, 3 years at eBay and 6 years running his own digital agency and here we are writing and developing saltypopcorn.co.uk.