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TIME Magazine put together a 5-minute video showing the top-grossing films of each year worldwide since 1914.
It's interesting to see the progression of box office from the silent film era to musicals to war dramas to biblical epics back to musicals, the arrival of Disney and the emergence of the blockbuster.
The first film to pass $1 million and $5 million actually was "Birth of a Nation" in 1915. The first to pass $10 million was "Gone With the Wind" in 1939. The first to pass $50 million was "The Ten Commandments" in 1956.
The first to pass $100 million was "The Sound of Music" in 1965. The first to pass $200 and $500 million for that matter was
It's worth noting that this doesn't account for inflation. If you do that, the film that had the most ticket sales of all time would still be 1939's "Gone With the Wind."
Here are some other milestones from the 100 years.