And the winner is? Yes, it is that time of year. The Oscar nominees have been released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and movie lovers from around the world will watch the 90th Academy Awards to see if their favorite movie(s) win a prize.
This year’s nominees for Best Picture feature a collection of disparate movies that range from fantasy drama to World War II re-enactments. All of them are worthy and feature enthralling scripts, visually stunning cinematography, incredible acting. They include:
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
- Darkest Hour
- Call Me by Your Name
- Get Out
- Lady Bird
- The Post
- Phantom Thread
- The Shape of Water
They are all worthy nominees to join their predecessors from the last 89 years. Which one will win? Odds on favorite is The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro. However, are any of the above movies within the top highest grossing movies of 2017. Unfortunately, not. Dunkirk and Get Out are the highest grossing movies of the bunch at 12 and 15 respectively, but the top 10 highest grossing movies of 2017 are:
- Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi
- Beauty and the Beast
- Wonder Woman
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Despicable Me 3
- The Fate of the Furious
As you can see, box office success doesn’t necessarily lead to votes at the Academy. The top grossing movies of 2017, while good as proven by their box office success, doesn’t mean they are what Oscar winning Best Picture movies are comprised. However, there are occasions where box office hits do translate into Oscar winning Best Picture moves.
Here is a list of the top 20 highest grossing movies of all time to win a Best Picture Oscar. The following list is based upon worldwide gross box office receipts and all numbers are adjusted for inflation. All numbers for from Box Office Mojo. We have also placed them within a list that can be ranked for your own pleasure. Sure, it doesn’t change the box office numbers, but you can rank this top grossing Oscar winning films according to your favorites.