Science fiction films are almost always box office hits. So if you’re a fan of sci-fi movies, check out if you have watched the films on this list and review our comparison of the top 15 highest-grossing science fiction films.
|2||Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)||$2,068,223,624|
|3||Jurassic World (2015)||$1,670,516,444|
|4||Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)||$1,332,539,889|
|5||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)||$1,308,467,944|
|6||Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)||$1,123,794,079|
|7||Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)||$1,104,054,072|
|8||Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)||$1,074,144,248|
|9||Rogue One (2016)||$1,056,057,273|
|10||Jurassic Park (1993)||$1,033,928,303|
|11||Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)||$1,027,082,707|
|12||Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)||$868,390,560|
|13||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)||$865,011,746|
|14||Hi, Mom (2021)||$841,713,536|
Most of the films in this list earned billions of dollars. Avatar ranked first with $2.8 billion while on 11th spot, Star Wars: Episode I earned $1 billion. On rank 12 to 15, Star Wars: Episode III, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Hi, Mom, and Inception almost made a billion as they earned over $800 million. On the other hand, 3 of the Star Wars films on this list tops with the biggest budget: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Rise of Skywalker, spending up to $317 million. Hi, Mom has the least budget of $59 million and is also the only non-English film on our top 15 list.
13 out of 15 films on this list were produced from the year 2000 up to the present, with Hi, Mom being the latest, while the earliest produced films were Jurassic Park in 1993 and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999.
Transformers: Age of Extinction also has the longest running time, with 165 minutes. The closest to it is Avatar with 162 minutes, while Jurassic World got the shortest running time with only 124 minutes.
Male directors led 14 out of the top 15 films, and only one was directed by a female – Hi, Mom. As the film came from China, the story differs from other sci-fi films in terms of theme. It deals with time travel, which is why it is considered a sci-fi film, but it focuses on familial love and filial piety.
Aside from Hi, Mom, another movie with a unique theme on this list is Inception, as it deals with the characters’ subconscious minds and lucid dreams.
Most of the top 15 films are also sequels or installments of film series, including Star Wars, Transformers, and Jurassic Park. Only Inception and Hi, Mom are not part of a film series. Meanwhile, Avatar will have four sequels – Avatar 2 and 3, which has completed filming, will be released in 2022 and 2024, while upcoming sequels will be released in 2026 and 2028.
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