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Modern Love Stories Box Office Hits Since 1994: 10 Films That Made the Most Money

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Titanic, 1997. (imdb.com)

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Love stories have always managed to capture moviegoers hearts, and in this case, also their wallets as modern love stories box office hits. Here are the top ten grossing modern love stories at the box office since 1994:


“Titanic”

The theme of star-crossed lovers became famous with another film Leonardo DiCaprio starred in, “Romeo and Juliet,” yet his highest grossing box office film of all time is “Titanic,” which has him pining after another woman he shouldn’t try to be with but manages to seduce anyway. The film ranks number two for all-time box office at $658 million gross in the United States behind “Avatar” at more than $760 million.

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“Forrest Gump”

Lovable Forrest overcame a lot of odds, including finally winning the affection from the love of his life, Jenny.

“Twilight Sage: Eclipse”

The third movie of the “Twilight” phenomenon is actually tops in terms of box office gross among the five films in the franchise, bringing in $301 million.

“Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Although the first “Twilight” didn’t make the top ten in terms of box office, it did pave the way for “New Moon” and the remaining three movies in the series to take four of the top 10 spots on this list.

“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”

The end of an era came when “Breaking Dawn Part 2” hit theaters in 2012.

“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”

The first in the two-part finale of the “Twilight” franchise features the wedding of Edward and his star-crossed human beloved, Bella. The four movies of this vampire franchise in the top ten romances of all time brought in a combined $1.1 billion.

“Meet the Fockers”

“Meet the Fockers” is the only movie to make the top 10 lists for highest box office gross in two categories, impressively showing up on both the comedy and love story lists.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”

This Greek meets non-Greek love story was a surprise hit at the box office bringing in $241 million at the in 2002. Despite never hitting #1 at the box office like the rest on this list, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” still makes the list at #8. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic/never1.htm

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“Maleficent”

Although “Maleficent” doesn’t readily seem to fall under romance, but this darker spin on a fairytale comes in ninth for love stories.

“WALL-E”

Another unlikely romance top 10 is “WALL-E,” the story of a robot that goes on a journey to save mankind.

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