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I decided to create a thread dedicated to the European box office because I find it very interesting, and unfortunately the old thread about a similar topic is completely abandoned (but also quite different from what I had in mind)

 

The main topic of this thread will be to have a list of the highest grossing movies ever by adding up the gross of the 27 countries that make up the European Union, plus the former member UK and also the members of the European Economic Area (EEA) Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, which could basically be defined "half members" of the EU. In this way the only relevant European markets left out will be Russia, Ukraine and Turkey

 

The countries considered have a total of 530 million inhabitants and a number of tickets sold of over one billion a year, equal to USA+Canada (and also China), but with a slightly lower box office given the lower average cost of tickets especially due to Central/Eastern Europe

 

Although 19 out of 31 countries use the Euro, the ranking is in dollars for obvious reasons of convenience and functionality, and to have also a better comparison with the North American and woldwide total

 

 

ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE EU+UK

 

 

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Total Gross : $938M

Biggest markets : FRA 175M, GER 162M, UK 151M

Note : It must be noted that the film was greatly helped by the exchange rate of the period

 

Titanic

Total Gross : $665M

Biggest markets : GER 130M, FRA 129M, UK 114M

 

Star Wars : The Force Awakens

Total Gross : $585M

Biggest markets : UK 180M, GER 111M, FRA 88M

 

Skyfall

Total Gross : $492M

Biggest markets : UK 165M, GER 85M, FRA 60M

 

The Lion King (2019)

Total Gross : $460M

Biggest markets : UK 100M, FRA 80M, GER 57M

 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Total Gross : $460M

Biggest markets : UK 106M, GER 87M, FRA 48M

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Total Gross$426M

Biggest markets UK 120M, GER 78M, FRA 67M

 

Avengers: Endgame

Total Gross : $420M

Biggest markets : UK 115M, GER 63M, FRA 62M

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Total Gross : $417M

Biggest markets : UK 111M, GER 83M, FRA 65M

 

 

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Total Gross : $410M

Biggest markets : UK 128M, FRA 65M, GER 50M

 

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Total Gross : $410M

Biggest markets : GER 82M, FRA 69M, UK 67M

Note : the film was greatly helped by the exchange rate of the period

 

Spectre

Total Gross : $397M

Biggest markets : UK 143M, GER 73M, FRA 39M

 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Total Gross : $383M

Biggest markets : GER 89M, UK 82M, FRA 41M

 

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Total Gross : $376M

Biggest markets : UK 92M, GER 78M, FRA 41M

 

No Time To Die

Total Gross : $365M

Biggest markets : UK 130M, GER 75M, FRA 32M

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Total Gross : $360M

Biggest markets : UK 101M, GER 66M, FRA 52M

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Total Gross : $360M

Biggest markets : GER 88M, UK 70M, FRA 44M

 

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Total Gross : $358M

Biggest markets : UK 90M, GER 78M, FRA 35M

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Total Gross : $358M

Biggest markets : UK 98M, GER 61M, FRA 46M

 

The Intouchables

Total Gross : $350M

Biggest markets : FRA 166M, GER 79M, SPA 21M

Note : Third film ever for number of tickets sold in France

 

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Total Gross : $343M

Biggest markets : UK 84M, GER 65M, FRA 54M

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Total Gross : $341M

Biggest markets : UK 86M, GER 66M, FRA 51M

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Then there would be a dozen films between 300 and 350 million, in the next few days I will see whether to add them to have a top 20/25 instead of having only 18 films

 

For No Way Home I'll wait to have the sixth weekend data for most of the countries, which should arrive tomorrow at this time or a bit later (or at least I hope)

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6 minutes ago, infamous5445 said:

Damn did not realize The Last Jedi was so close to Endgame here

 

Yeah while "doing the math" I was almost worried that it would have passed it, in the end it came really close 😅

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Thank you very much for your work, but since you make some comments about exchange rates for Avatar and IA4 (DH2 was really benefited too), I miss similar comments for other films with the opposite problem, like those released in 2001-2002. Both HP1 (I guess you are looking for data for it since it was a bigger monster than many films in the list and I know there are not many data about it in BOM) and FOTR were really damaged because extremely bad exchange rates (dollar bigger than euro during 2001-2002), being both films the most attended in many European countries among those franchises.

 

It is hard to compare films since admissions data are not available for many countries. Unadjusted dollar by inflation or ERs is ok, but generates this kind of problems. Anyway, and again, thanks for your initiative :)

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Nice, thank you ! Didn't realize that our French film "The Intouchables" was so huge in all Europe

@MG10, I know that it will take you a lot of time but is it possible to make the same ranking but with admissions, because it will allow us to have a better idea of the performance of these huge films in European markets 

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8 minutes ago, LPLC said:

Nice, thank you ! Didn't realize that our French film "The Intouchables" was so huge in all Europe

@MG10, I know that it will take you a lot of time but is it possible to make the same ranking but with admissions, because it will allow us to have a better idea of the performance of these huge films in European markets 

 

Forgive me but I think I definitely wouldn't be able, but between InsideKino and Lumiere (who already adds up the results for the EU) someone else could succeed

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38 minutes ago, LPLC said:

Nice, thank you ! Didn't realize that our French film "The Intouchables" was so huge in all Europe

@MG10, I know that it will take you a lot of time but is it possible to make the same ranking but with admissions, because it will allow us to have a better idea of the performance of these huge films in European markets 

If I am not wrong @charlie Jatinder has a thread about WW admissions for the biggest films. I guess he has those data.

 

And there are some links for this kind of info in this old thread: Adjusting Exchange Rates... We abandoned it a long time ago but the sources we posted there should have that info

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I updated the ranking by adding a couple of films to reach 20 entries, they are two Harry Potter movies between the 340 and 350M and now the franchise occupies an impressive 4 positions in the 20

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@LPLC 

 

Yesterday I forgot to mention it but The Intouchables was indeed really impressive, it grossed 350M of which only 3M in the UK where sadly it was completely ignored. This means that if we did a ranking without the UK it would probably even be in the top 10!

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3 hours ago, MG10 said:

@LPLC 

 

Yesterday I forgot to mention it but The Intouchables was indeed really impressive, it grossed 350M of which only 3M in the UK where sadly it was completely ignored. This means that if we did a ranking without the UK it would probably even be in the top 10!

Yeah, my fellow brits really did ignore that wonderful film. Though our cap for a foreign language film is really low, I think Parasite is the highest at around $15m

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According Lumiere, we have this ranking in admissions. I have only taken billion films and completed some franchises. I will add MCU, DCU, and other relevant films (there are no data about No way home and some older monsters like Star Wars, E.T, Jurassic Park or The Lion King (1994)):

 

1. Titanic: 103,677,749
2. Avatar: 75,232,618
3. FOTR: 58,450,513
4. HP1: 57,665,887
5. SW7: 54,904,160
6. TTT: 52,949,112
7. ROTK: 52,340,950
8. The Lion King (2019): 50,607,213
9. HP2: 50,392,567
10. SW1: 46,988,347
11. Skyfall: 43,858,506
12. Finding Nemo: 43,849,813
13. Endgame: 42,999,239
14. POTC2: 42,596,314
15. HP4: 42,339,201
16. Ice Age 3: 40,424,589
17. Intouchables: 40,136,593
18. Minions: 39,467,819
19. Frozen 2: 39,283,168
20. HP3: 38,756,203
21. Spectre: 38,739,090
22. HP8: 38,082,527
23. Ice Age 2: 37,843,253
24. Joker: 36,926,362
25. HP5: 36,776,239
26. The Sixth Sense: 35,307,868
27. POTC3: 34,807,421
28. Hobbit 1: 34,804,863
29. SW8: 34,783,553
30. The Da Vinci Code: 34,136,616
31. HP6: 34,042,461
32. HP7: 33,923,705
33. Despicable me 3: 32,701,882
34. SW3: 31,965,323
35. Ice Age 4: 31,915,014
36. Infinity War: 31,739,148
37. SW2: 30,709,623
38. SW9: 30,560,871
39. Jurassic World: 30,396,761
40. Beauty and the beast: 30,095,665
41. Hobbit 2: 29,613,296
42. POTC1: 29,457,078
43. Casino Royale: 28,960,782
44. Incredibles 2: 28,496,352
45. Toy Story 3: 28,092,518
46. Hobbit 3: 28,091,800
47. Frozen: 27,952,553
48. Alice in Wonderland: 27,339,572
49. Furious 7: 26,861,905
50. Rogue One: 26,719,753

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51. The Dark Knight Rises: 25,654,925
52. POTC4: 25,641,580
53. Despicable me 2: 25,553,838
54. Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis: 25,528,334
55. Toy Story 2: 25,287,540
56. Finding Dory: 24,806,782
57. The Avengers: 23,557,397
58. The Dark Knight: 23,550,970
59. Toy Story 4: 23,362,123
60. Jurassic World 2: 22,575,046
61. Age of Ultron: 22,335,112
62. Zootopia: 22,290,564
63. Ice Age: 22,201,775
64. Furious 8: 22,192,397
65. The Jungle Book: 21,084,405
66. Aladdin (2019): 20,777,347
67. POTC5: 20,074,687
68. Iron Man 3: 19,612,375
69. Black Panther: 19,402,591
70. Captain Marvel: 18,990,183
71. Far from home: 18,650,935
72. Toy Story: 18,424,898
73. Ice Age 5: 15,744,146
74. Despicable me: 15,034,514
75. Aquaman: 14,942,072
76. Transformers 3: 14,873,326
77. Civil War: 13,533,412
78. Transformers 4: 12,904,439

 

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3 hours ago, charlie Jatinder said:

I think measuring in Euro will be nicer. Since you have already compiled list in USD, it won't be that much trouble, just convert USD to EUR with that time exchange rate

 

This is a good idea, but you should do separate counts for the UK and their pounds, plus all other countries with different currencies like Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Poland to name the most important. So let's say I leave this honor to you  ; ) 

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57 minutes ago, peludo said:

According Lumiere, we have this ranking in admissions. I have only taken billion films and completed some franchises. I will add MCU, DCU, and other relevant films (there are no data about No way home and some older monsters like Star Wars, E.T, Jurassic Park or The Lion King (1994)):

 

1. Titanic: 103,677,749
2. Avatar: 75,232,618
3. FOTR: 58,450,513
4. HP1: 57,665,887
5. SW7: 54,904,160
6. TTT: 52,949,112
7. ROTK: 52,340,950
8. The Lion King (2019): 50,607,213
9. HP2: 50,392,567
10. SW1: 46,988,347
11. Skyfall: 43,858,506
12. Finding Nemo: 43,849,813
13. Endgame: 42,999,239
14. POTC2: 42,596,314
15. HP4: 42,339,201
16. Ice Age 3: 40,424,589
17. Intouchables: 40,136,593
18. Minions: 39,467,819
19. Frozen 2: 39,283,168
20. HP3: 38,756,203
21. Spectre: 38,739,090
22. HP8: 38,082,527
23. Ice Age 2: 37,843,253
24. Joker: 36,926,362
25. HP5: 36,776,239
26. POTC3: 34,807,421
27. Hobbit 1: 34,804,863
28. SW8: 34,783,553
29. HP6: 34,042,461
30. HP7: 33,923,705
31. Despicable me 3: 32,701,882
32. SW3: 31,965,323
33. Ice Age 4: 31,915,014
34. Infinity War: 31,739,148
35. SW2: 30,709,623
36. SW9: 30,560,871
37. Jurassic World: 30,396,761
38. Beauty and the beast: 30,095,665
39. Hobbit 2: 29,613,296
40. POTC1: 29,457,078
41. Incredibles 2: 28,496,352
42. Toy Story 3: 28,092,518
43. Hobbit 3: 28,091,800
44. Frozen: 27,952,553
45. Alice in Wonderland: 27,339,572
46. Furious 7: 26,861,905
47. Rogue One: 26,719,753
48. The Dark Knight Rises: 25,654,925
49. POTC4: 25,641,580
50. Despicable me 2: 25,553,838
51. Toy Story 2: 25,287,540
52. Finding Dory: 24,806,782
53. The Avengers: 23,557,397
54. The Dark Knight: 23,550,970
55. Toy Story 4: 23,362,123
56. Jurassic World 2: 22,575,046
57. Age of Ultron: 22,335,112
58. Zootopia: 22,290,564
59. Ice Age: 22,201,775
60. Furious 8: 22,192,397
61. Aladdin (2019): 20,777,347
62. POTC5: 20,074,687
63. Iron Man 3: 19,612,375
64. Black Panther: 19,402,591
65. Captain Marvel: 18,990,183
66. Far from home: 18,650,935
67. Toy Story: 18,424,898
68. Ice Age 5: 15,744,146
69. Despicable me: 15,034,514
70. Aquaman: 14,942,072
71. Transformers 3: 14,873,326
72. Civil War: 13,533,412
73. Transformers 4: 12,904,439

 

Wonderful job 👍🏼, and yeah Lumiere unfortunately only has data from 1996 to 2019 (or 2020, I don't remember). And I recommend stopping at the 50th position because after that the list starts to get quite long and probably requires too much work

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1 minute ago, MG10 said:

 

Wonderful job 👍🏼, and yeah Lumiere unfortunately only has data from 1996 to 2019 (or 2020, I don't remember). And I recommend stopping at the 50th position because after that the list starts to get quite long and probably requires too much work

Ok, I will post more movies later. I have remembered The Da Vinci Code, Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis or The Sixth Sense as huge grossers in Europe. 

 

In order to have the most info possible I will hide from the 51th spot

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18 minutes ago, MG10 said:

 

Wonderful job 👍🏼, and yeah Lumiere unfortunately only has data from 1996 to 2019 (or 2020, I don't remember). And I recommend stopping at the 50th position because after that the list starts to get quite long and probably requires too much work

If I am not wrong they will update with 2021 films by the end of this year

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2 hours ago, peludo said:

According Lumiere, we have this ranking in admissions. I have only taken billion films and completed some franchises. I will add MCU, DCU, and other relevant films (there are no data about No way home and some older monsters like Star Wars, E.T, Jurassic Park or The Lion King (1994)):

 

1. Titanic: 103,677,749
2. Avatar: 75,232,618
3. FOTR: 58,450,513
4. HP1: 57,665,887
5. SW7: 54,904,160
6. TTT: 52,949,112
7. ROTK: 52,340,950
8. The Lion King (2019): 50,607,213
9. HP2: 50,392,567
10. SW1: 46,988,347
11. Skyfall: 43,858,506
12. Finding Nemo: 43,849,813
13. Endgame: 42,999,239
14. POTC2: 42,596,314
15. HP4: 42,339,201
16. Ice Age 3: 40,424,589
17. Intouchables: 40,136,593
18. Minions: 39,467,819
19. Frozen 2: 39,283,168
20. HP3: 38,756,203
21. Spectre: 38,739,090
22. HP8: 38,082,527
23. Ice Age 2: 37,843,253
24. Joker: 36,926,362
25. HP5: 36,776,239
26. The Sixth Sense: 35,307,868
27. POTC3: 34,807,421
28. Hobbit 1: 34,804,863
29. SW8: 34,783,553
30. The Da Vinci Code: 34,136,616
31. HP6: 34,042,461
32. HP7: 33,923,705
33. Despicable me 3: 32,701,882
34. SW3: 31,965,323
35. Ice Age 4: 31,915,014
36. Infinity War: 31,739,148
37. SW2: 30,709,623
38. SW9: 30,560,871
39. Jurassic World: 30,396,761
40. Beauty and the beast: 30,095,665
41. Hobbit 2: 29,613,296
42. POTC1: 29,457,078
43. Casino Royale: 28,960,782
44. Incredibles 2: 28,496,352
45. Toy Story 3: 28,092,518
46. Hobbit 3: 28,091,800
47. Frozen: 27,952,553
48. Alice in Wonderland: 27,339,572
49. Furious 7: 26,861,905
50. Rogue One: 26,719,753

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The admission number have something wrong,lumiere wrong about HP1's UK admissions

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Gone with the wind in admissions

UK:35M

France:16.7M

Germany:13.3M

Spain:5.8M

Poland:7.74M

Netherlands:3.13m

These 6 markets combine:81.7m

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