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10 Biggest Box Office Hits Of The Decade
Worldwide Gross In $

This was the decade that showed there was serious money to be made from fantasy - and even more from sequels. Tolkien, a boy wizard, a theme park ride and two comic book characters held the top 10 spots firmly under their thumbs - no room for surprise break-out hits here compared to the 90s and the success of The Sixth Sense, the 2000s were owned by Middle Earth, pirates and Hogwarts.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
$1,129,219,252

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
$1,060,332,628

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight (2008)
$1,001,921,825

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
$968,657,891

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
$958,404,152

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
$937,000,866

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
$925,920,409

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
$921,600,000

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
$892,194,397

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
$885,430,303

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