As ticket sales decline across the globe, revenue for cinemas in the Asia Pacific region have never been higher – largely in thanks to the rise of the Indian, Chinese and Japanese film industries.
But does more revenue and bigger budgets mean better movies?
At some point in time, you have probably debated with someone what you think is the best movie of all time. Though the quality, plot and characters are subjective, the figures aren’t.
Before exploring our interactive infographic below, take a guess as to what you think is the most successful movie of all time. Star Wars? Jurassic Park? Avatar? The answer may surprise you.
Use the interactive scatterplot to also discover what has been the highest-grossing film for each year for the past 18 years.