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Classic Love Story Movies Box Office Hits: 10 Films That Made the Most Money

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Love is everywhere, including the box office. And love in a movie with “Twilight” in the title seems to automatically do well.

American moviegoers have always shown their appreciation for a good romance at the movie theater. Just look at the numbers: These top 10 moneymakers from the box office rank in the top 373 of all-time highest-grossing movies, according to Box Office Mojo.

1. “Titanic”: $658,672,302

This 1997 film directed by James Cameron is the second highest-grossing film of all time. It won 11 Academy Awards in 1998, including Best Picture and Best Director, according to IMDB.

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2. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”: $300,531,347

The third of the five “Twilight” movies ranks 50th on the Box Office Mojo list and won the 2011 award for Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards, according to IMDB. Robert Pattinson won Best Male Performance and Kristen Stewart won Best Female Performance as well.

3. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”: $296,623,634

Ranked right after “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on the list, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is the second of the five “Twilight” movies. According to IMDB, it came out in 2009 and Taylor Lautner won Favorite Movie Actor at the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards.

4. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”: $292,324,737

Coming up at 56th on the Box Office Mojo list, “Breaking Dawn -- Part 2” is the most recent “Twilight” film to come out. It was “honored” at the 2013 Razzie Awards with the Worst Prequel, Remake Rip-Off or Sequel recognition, according to IMDB.

5. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1”: $281,287,133

The first of the two “Breaking Dawn” films ranked 65th on the Box Office Mojo list. At the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, Stewart won Favorite Movie Actress and Lautner won Favorite Butt Kicker, according to imdb.com.

6. “Ghost”: $217,631,306

Back in 1990, this film, starring Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, and Whoopi Goldberg, did very well at the box office. "’Ghost’ contains some nice ideas, and occasionally, for whole moments at a time, succeeds in evoking the mysteries that it toys with,” wrote Roger Ebert. The film is ranked 123rd on the list.

7. “Gone with the Wind”: $198,676,459

It’s an American classic. Since 1940, “Gone With the Wind” has been one of the nation’s most recognizable titles when it comes to love stories. It ranks 155th on the list and won nine Oscars in 1940, according to IMDB.

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8. “Twilight”: $192,769,854

The first of all the “Twilight” movies ranks 163rd on the list and was America’s introduction to the series. According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave it a 5.4 out of 10 average rating while audience members gave it a 3.9 out of five.

9. “Fifty Shades of Grey”: $164,962,000

This film still has the chance to climb higher than its current 233rd spot, as it is a new release based on the popular book series. According to the New Yorker, “It is gray with good taste—shade upon shade of muted naughtiness, daubed within the limits of the R rating. Think of it as the ‘Downton Abbey’ of bondage, designed neither to menace nor to offend but purely to cosset the fatigued imagination. You get dirtier talk in most action movies, and more genitalia in a TED talk on Renaissance sculpture.”

10. “An Officer and a Gentleman”: $129,795,554

This 1982 love story features Richard Gere and Debra Winger, according to IMDB. Louis Gossett Jr. took home the 1983 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. It ranks 373rd on the Box Office Mojo list.

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Love is everywhere, including the box office. And love in a movie with "Twilight" in the title seems to automatically do well. American moviegoers have always shown their appreciation for a good romance at the movie theater. Just look at the numbers.
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