The Big Studios – #2 – The Largest UNIVERSAL Films From The Beginning (June 2011)

by thorarinn93 | created - 01 Sep 2017 | updated - 01 Sep 2017 | Public

Connection number 1: Premiered June 11th 1982. Attendance in dollars is $359,2 million. Connection number 2: Premiered June 11th 1993. Attendance in dollars is $357,1 million. Connection number 3: Premiered December 22nd 2004. Attendance in dollars is $279,3 million. Connection number 4: Premiered November 17th 2000. Attendance in dollars is $260,0 million. Connection number 5: Premiered June 20th 1975. Attendance in dollars is $260,0 million. Connection number 6: Premiered July 9th 2010. Attendance in dollars is $251,5 million. Connection number 7: Premiered May 23rd 2003. Attendance in dollars is $242,8 million. Connection number 8: Premiered May 23rd 1997. Attendance in dollars is $229,1 million. Connection number 9: Premiered August 3rd 2007. Attendance in dollars is $227,5 million. Connection number 10: Premiered December 14th 2005. Attendance in dollars is $218,1 million.

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1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 343,865 | Gross: $435.11M

Connection number 1. (2 movies connected.)

2. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 799,911 | Gross: $402.45M

Connection number 2. (No movie connected.)

3. Meet the Fockers (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

41 Metascore

All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo

Votes: 240,986 | Gross: $279.26M

Connection number 3. (No movie connected.)

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 185,976 | Gross: $260.04M

Connection number 4. (10 movies connected.)

5. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 518,490 | Gross: $260.00M

Connection number 5. (No movie connected.)

6. Despicable Me (2010)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews

Votes: 472,687 | Gross: $251.51M

Connection number 6. (10 movies connected.)

7. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 351,371 | Gross: $242.83M

Connection number 7. (No movie connected.)

8. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 352,750 | Gross: $229.09M

Connection number 8. (No movie connected.)

9. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 584,278 | Gross: $227.47M

Connection number 9. (No movie connected.)

10. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 372,357 | Gross: $218.08M

Connection number 10. (10 movies connected.)

11. Titan A.E. (2000)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

48 Metascore

A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, Jim Breuer

Votes: 56,869 | Gross: $22.75M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 1".

12. Peter Pan (2003)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 62,540 | Gross: $48.46M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 1".

13. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

Votes: 374,453 | Gross: $200.82M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

14. Sherlock: Undercover Dog (1994)

PG | 78 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Billy, 10, a dreamer, wants to be taken seriously so he can live with his toy-designer father on Catalina Island. Billy's plans get seriously spoilt when Sherlock, a talking police dog, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Harding Gardner | Stars: Benjamin Eroen, Anthony Simmons, Cooper Cameron, Sharon Cameron

Votes: 372

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

15. Shrek Forever After (2010)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 171,285 | Gross: $238.37M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4 & 6".

16. Tooth Fairy (I) (2010)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

36 Metascore

A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Stephen Merchant

Votes: 38,894 | Gross: $60.02M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

17. Planet 51 (2009)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him.

Directors: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martínez | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Justin Long

Votes: 48,067 | Gross: $42.09M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

18. Yellow Submarine (1968)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

79 Metascore

The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred (Lance Percival) in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

Director: George Dunning | Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Votes: 23,062 | Gross: $0.99M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

19. Treehouse Hostage (1999)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Jim Varney, Joey Zimmerman, Todd Bosley, Kristopher Kachurak

Votes: 557

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

20. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

92 Metascore

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 704,350 | Gross: $415.00M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

21. Camp Nowhere (1994)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Prince | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, Christopher Lloyd, John Putch, Peter Scolari

Votes: 8,250 | Gross: $10.47M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

22. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria

Votes: 164,215 | Gross: $177.24M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 4".

23. Shrek the Third (2007)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

Directors: Chris Miller, Raman Hui | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 261,474 | Gross: $320.71M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

24. Hop (2011)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Russell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins, Kaley Cuoco

Votes: 29,335 | Gross: $108.09M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

25. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

73 Metascore

Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.

Directors: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker | Stars: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek

Votes: 41,251 | Gross: $38.60M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

26. The Pagemaster (1994)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell, Alexis Kirschner

Votes: 19,557 | Gross: $13.67M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

27. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

52 Metascore

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook | Stars: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet

Votes: 59,185 | Gross: $73.28M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

28. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 886,622 | Gross: $380.84M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

29. The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

38 Metascore

Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

Director: Steve Trenbirth | Stars: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Tony Jay, Mae Whitman

Votes: 13,989 | Gross: $47.89M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

30. Piglet's Big Movie (2003)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

When Piglet comes up missing his Hundred Acre Wood friends use Piglet's own Book of Memories to find him, discovering along the way just how big a role he's played in their lives.

Director: Francis Glebas | Stars: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen

Votes: 6,277 | Gross: $23.10M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

31. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A group of dated appliances embarks on a journey to the city to find its master after being abandoned in its cabin in the woods.

Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft

Votes: 22,540

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 6".

32. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,527,845 | Gross: $377.85M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

33. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family

58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 727,339 | Gross: $303.00M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

34. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,381,805 | Gross: $342.55M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

35. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 572,812 | Gross: $258.37M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

36. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

51 Metascore

When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 168,714 | Gross: $165.50M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

37. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 115,393 | Gross: $30.00M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

38. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

61 Metascore

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Votes: 122,035 | Gross: $54.23M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

39. Ned Kelly (2003)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

56 Metascore

An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts

Votes: 24,526 | Gross: $0.07M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

40. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

33 Metascore

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called the Shadow World.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Jemima West

Votes: 123,152 | Gross: $31.17M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".

41. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 101,817 | Gross: $23.22M

Kvikmyndir.is: Similar movie to "Connection number 10".



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