Spaced Out for Cash: Top 5 Space Movies by Box Office Haul

Space exploration has captivated humanity for centuries, and it’s no surprise that movies set amongst the stars are huge box office draws. Let’s launch into the top 5 highest-grossing space films of all time, based on worldwide earnings:

Avatar (2009)

James Cameron’s visually stunning spectacle took audiences to the lush moon of Pandora. Groundbreaking 3D effects and a captivating story about humanity’s clash with an alien race propelled Avatar to a staggering $2.92 billion at the box office.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

The return of everyone’s favorite space opera revved up nostalgia engines worldwide. A new generation of heroes emerged alongside iconic characters like Han Solo and Chewbacca, earning the film a mighty $2.06 billion.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

While not strictly a space movie, this epic culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe featured a significant portion set on a war-ravaged Thanos’ homeworld. The chance to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face off against the Mad Titan in space propelled the film to a stratospheric $2.79 billion.

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

The long-awaited sequel to Avatar returned us to Pandora, this time focusing on the oceanic Na’vi clans. While not quite reaching the heights of the first film, it still made a splash with a cool $2.32 billion grossed globally.

Jurassic World (2015)

Dinosaurs in space? Well, not quite, but this reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise brought us genetically-modified dinos loose on a futuristic Isla Nublar. Roaring past the competition, Jurassic World earned a hefty $1.67 billion.

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