10 Best Movies That Will Make Over $1 Billion, According To Rotten Tomatoes

When Spider-Man: No Coming Home crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, becoming the 48th film to accomplish this feat, unadjusted for inflation. Although the first to cross this mark was Titanic in 1997 there were few others who achieved it until the 2010s saw a box office boom.

But not all billion-dollar films are critical darlings; lowest rated, Transformers: Age of Extinction, only has 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. Which of these 48 movies earned the most critical acclaim on Rotten Tomatoes alongside their billion dollar box office earning?


ten Spider-Man: No Way Home – 93%, 410 reviews

Peter Parker walking down the school hall in Spider-Man No Way Home

by Tom Holland Spider Man the trilogy has increased its box office with each film released, but while Far from home benefited from being released right after Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: No Coming Home instead, benefited from an incredibly heartfelt story that paid homage to the nearly 20-year cinematic history of Stan Lee & Steve Ditko’s creation.

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What could have easily turned into simple fan-service is heightened by the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield and the way they acted as brotherly mentors to Tom Holland’s version, as well as the lofty MCU goal Peter Parker to save the villains from their fate. In the end, this Peter finally earns the role of Spider-Man by making the ultimate sacrifice.

9 Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 93%, 448 reviews

Rey Finn Star Wars The Force Awakens Sequel Trilogy

Released ten years later Revenge of the Sith, the force awakens was Disney’s first entry into the star wars universe, as well as the start of the sequel trilogy. Whereas The Last Jedi received such a mixed reception that The Rise of Skywalker finished skipped path points from it, and The Rise of Skywalker had its own issues, this first entry was a promising reboot for star wars.

the force awakens‘ The strengths lie in the introduction of Rey, Finn and Poe, three characters who seemed to capture the strengths of Luke, Leia and Han without being copies of them (for the most part), his intimidating new villain Snoke and his will to kill at the wide of Han Solo. It was the jolt the franchise needed.

8 Finding Dory – 94%, 340 reviews

Hank and Dory in Finding Dory

Pixar is often at its best when it makes original films rather than sequels, but sometimes the old Pixar magic manages to return when the studio returns to a franchise, and Finding Dory is a perfect example.

Where Dory succeeds is that it builds on the earlier film’s characterization of Dory’s amnesia while using it to kick-start an exploration of her backstory. Finding Dory also avoids a spin-off vibe by having it act as a direct sequel, just with a different focus, which helps it avoid the pitfalls that many side-character spin-off films present. Family remains central to the film, and that certainly helped win over critics.

seven The Dark Knight – 94%, 346 reviews

by Christophe Nolan batman begins reinvigorated the entire superhero genre in cinema and set the bar high for the sequel to follow. Not only is Heath Ledger’s Joker the best Batman movie villain of all time, but he single-handedly elevated The black Knight become the best Batman movie ever made.

That’s not to say that Christian Bale’s Batman or the other supporting characters aren’t integral to the plot or don’t have compelling characterizations. But Batman is only as good as his villains, and this Joker manages to make him question his worldview and wonder how far he’s willing to go for justice. Heath Ledger’s posthumous Oscar for the role is a testament to how effectively he pulled it off.

6 Avengers: Endgame – 94%, 550 reviews

Possessing the highest average box office, the avengers Franchising is the most valuable intellectual property in the world. While the years 2012 The Avengers first showed the mega-potential of a crossover film in a cinematic universe, it actually built towards the larger Infinity Saga, with End of Game acting as the saga’s finale.

To have even a trilogy of critically successful films is a miracle; to have a buildup of 21 films for the greatest film of all time, and then to have this film deliver unparalleled emotion and spectacle. Watch Disney’s sister franchise, star wars, to see how hard it is to stop. It makes it even more of a wonder (pun intended) that the MCU could produce a ride this epic, filled with joy and tears, that appeals to critics and fans alike.

5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – 96%, 332 reviews

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Harry

The only franchise that had attempted to achieve anything close to what the MCU had done was the Harry Potter series, lasting from 2001 to 2011 in cinematic form, and retaining the entire main cast throughout its run. Of course, 2014 Childhood being filmed over 12 years was a risk, but tying an entire successful franchise around a group of children was far more important, financially speaking.

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Still, the series not only ended, but ended on a high note, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 being the best of the series and the culmination of a decade of cinema. Return to the Wizarding World with the fantastic beasts The films show how beloved the franchise is and how much moviegoers still want to return to Hogwarts.

4 Black Panther – 96%, 528 reviews

saying black panther "I never gave in!"

Black Panther wasn’t the first superhero movie to feature a black lead, but it was the first to feature a predominantly black cast and be set in Africa, something that’s been integral to the Black Panther persona since his comic book debut of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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But Black Panther is not just a cultural phenomenon for this reason. It is filled with great performances and pontificates on the question of race in a world where an African nation is the most advanced on Earth, but where the events of history always play out the same way. How could Wakanda ignored such suffering? It’s thematically relevant to the real world while being dramatically compelling.

3 Toy Story 4 – 97%, 457 reviews

Woody and Little Bo Beep in Toy Story 4

The only Pixar franchise to reach four films, there has never been a weak link in the toy story series, and it’s definitely the most acclaimed series of all time on Rotten Tomatoes in terms of average score for each film.

After two decades, toy story 4 finally sees the return of Bo Peep, who hadn’t appeared since 1999 toy story 2, and explores her relationship with Woody. While the third film in the franchise ended on an incredibly poignant note, the fourth manages to add something new by separating Woody from the gang to stay with Bo Peep, as he finally steps down from his leadership role. to find love and happiness.

2 Zootopia – 98%, 298 reviews

Nick and Judy in Zootopia

A new Disney classic filled with fun quotes, zootopia was perhaps the most beloved movie of 2016, and for good reason. It’s humorous, on the nose with its portrayal of city life, and features a surprising amount of adult references. Most notable of all, however, is that it acts as a metaphor for the role race plays in society.

zootopia may not be the most accurate analogy for race relations in America, but for a children’s movie, it’s even bold to tackle a subject like that. It was also perhaps even more relevant for 2016 than producers expected when production began, and it only remains relevant today. For a good balance of humor and seriousness, as well as appealing to adults and children alike, there are few better films than this.

1 Toy Story 3 – 98%, 309 reviews

Toy Story 3 Ending Andy Bonnie Woody

The longest gap between toy story the films came between the second and third films. With two critically acclaimed entries under their belt and no further sequels ever made to any of their films, there was no guarantee that Toy Story 3 would be a success.

Yet that’s exactly what it turned out to be, earning over a billion dollars and a Best Picture nomination. Toy Story 3 cleverly follows Stinky Pete’s question to Woody about what happens when Andy grows up, showing that Andy is now heading towards college. It’s one of the best depictions of parenting pains around a growing child ever, and audiences are almost guaranteed to be in tears by the end.

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