Infographic - What Is The Most Successful Sci-Fi Movie Of All Time?
In terms of Sci-Fi box office hits, most people think of James Cameron's 2009 Avatar as the out and out leader. And, while Avatar did bring in the most box office dollars, the epic tale of humans being a-holes to aliens was released in a year when the average movie ticket set you back an average of $7.50. But when the likes of E.T and Star Wars: A New Hope were released, theater-goers only had to shell out between $2 and $3 for their tickets. So how do you level the playing field?
Well, that's where adjusting for inflation comes in. Box Office Mojo have gone through years of data to see what the box-office environment would look like if all movies were able to charge the 2014 average US ticket price of $8.50. The results? Avatar gets knocked off the top spot and some classic sci-fi movies are able to move into the top 10. Our infographic gives you a countdown of what we believe are the 10 most successful sci-fi movies of all time, so click the link up top and see if your favourite has made it in.