There are several indicators, but theatrical exhibition revenue remains the most widely used indicator of the success of a film. Like the previous century, we have witnessed some very fine films in the 21st. The list is quite long, especially when you consider different genres. However, here is the introduction of 3 highest-grossing films of the 21st century.
- Avatar (2009)
Avatar written and directed by James Cameron is the highest-grossing movie of all times including the 21st century. It has earned $2.79 billion in theatrical exhibitions. We have seen the brutality of aliens in many movies, and now get ready to witness the brutality of humans in an alien planet.
Avatar presents a new idea in a very emotional and captivating manner. The concept of aliens has always been fascinating to us. James Cameron has turned this idea upside down. This movie is certainly worth watching, and some say again and again.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Like its 20th century counterparts, Star Wars: The Force Awakens lived up to its expectations. Directed by J. J. Abrams and written by Michael Arndt and J. J. Abrams, the seventh installment of Star Wars film series is set 30 years of the last Star War film “Return of the Jedi.”
With $2.07 billion in theatrical exhibitions, the movie is a commercial success as well as critically acclaimed. It has a 92% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and 81 Metascore from Metacritic.
- Jurassic World (2015)
Directed by Steven Spielberg and screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, Jurassic World is the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series.
With $1.67 billion gross, the movie is more a commercial success than it is critically acclaimed. With a Metascore of 59 and 71% rating from Rotten Tomatoes, you can expect an average or slightly above average experience.
If you are looking for visual effects then Jurassic World is certainly a good movie for you. However, it lacks a captivating story and cannot match the impact and inventiveness of the original Jurassic Park movie.