The impact of technology in the movie industry gained more credence in the 21st century. Leading to an array of finest movies across several film genres. Unarguably, there has been a massive production of movies year after year. However, the year 2007 was one of the best years in terms of movie production and release. As a result, there was a massive turnout at cinemas which ultimately yield an increase in generated revenue for filmmakers. In this article, we will be discussing the top five highest grossing movie in the year 2007. 

Top 5 Highest Grossing Movie 2007 

Let’s look into an in-depth analysis of the top 5 movies released in 2007 and their total gross at the box office both domestically and worldwide. Let’s proceed!

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Grossed $960,900,000)

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Top of the list of highest-grossing movies in the year 2007 is Pirates of the Caribbean: at the world’s end. This highly epic and intrepid movie written by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio. It carried such an amazing atmosphere that every scene whets your appetite to see the next. produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, at world’s end was the third installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean spellbinding series franchise. This fantasy movie came out on the 18th of May, 2007 by Disney Pictures. Gore Verbinski is the director. 

The starring casts in the movie include Johnny Depp (Captain Jack Sparrow); Kiera Knightley (Elizabeth Swann); Orlando Bloom (Will Turner); Billy Nighy (Davy Jones) and more. At the end of the year 2007, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End grossed up to $309.4 million domestically in North America. It also generated a whopping sum of $960.9 million worldwide; emerging as the highest-grossing movie of the year at the box office. Consequently, the movie received Academy Award nominations for the Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects categories.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Grossed $941.600,000)

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The famous Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix movie is by Michael Goldenberg (producing by David Heyman and David Barron). This fantasy movie was birthed from the Novel put together by J.K Rowlings in 2003 which the movie was named after. David Yates directed this movie and it was distributed by Warner Bros Pictures. It was first released in Tokyo on the 28th day of June 2007; before it eventually came out in the cinemas in the United States on 11th July 2007. 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie has highly rated casts namely;  Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), and more. At the box office in 2007, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix generated a sum of $ 941.6million in total. The second highest-grossing movie in the year.

Spider-Man 3 (Grossed $894,900,000)

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Spider-Man is such a superhero movie that has never lost its taste and viability since it came to light. It’s still on the lips of young and old even till this present age. This movie enjoyed global recognition upon its release and remained one of the most thrilling movies ever produced. Spiderman 3 was a sequel to Spiderman one and two. It is the third and final installment of Raimi’s Spiderman trilogy. This amazing movie was directed by Sam Raimi and co-written by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi. Initially, this blockbuster came out on the 16th of April, 2007 on Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Tokyo.

Subsequently, it was later released on the 4th of May of the same year in the United States. Highly skilled casts in Spider-Man 3 movies are Thomas Haden (Sand Man); Topher Grace (Eddie Brock); Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane); Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) and others. Spider-Man 3 ended the year 2007 on a good note as the 3rd highest grossing movie. With a total gross of $894.9 million worldwide at the box office.

Shrek The Third (Grossed $813,300,000)

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Shrek is an animation movie that has made a mark with its humorous scenes. It is such a joy to watch for young and blissful adults. A picture book written by William Steig in the late 90s named Shrek has been the inspiration behind the movie that goes by the same name. The Movie Shrek 3 was written and directed by Andrew Adamson and Chris Miller respectively. Aron Waner was the sole producer and Dreamwork animations distributed it. Shrek was first released on the 6th of May, 2007 at Mann Village Theatre, Los Angeles; while the second release was 18th of May, 2007 in the United States. 

Celebrity casts in Shrek 3 are Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Eric Idle (Merlin), John Krasinki (Lancelot), Mike Myers (Shrek), etc. Shrek 3 occupies the fourth spot on the list of highest grossing movies in 2007; grossing up a total sum of $813.3 million across the globe at the box office. Casts in this epic movie got nominations for several awards, winning the kid’s choice and the people’s choice awards.

Transformers (Grossed $709,700,000)

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Transformers is a science-infused fictional action movie, combined with animations. It was also one of the top-rated movies that blessed the sight of humanity in the same year 2007. The movie transformer was solely directed by Michael Bay and written by John Rogers, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman. The producers of the action movie are Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto. While it was distributed by Paramount Pictures. The movie was first released 12th of June, 2007 in Sydney and it was later released on the 3rd of July, 2007. 

The Characters in the transformers movies include Josh Duhamel (Colonel William), Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), John Turturro (Simmons), Hugo Weaving (Megatron), etc. Transformer movie is the fifth from the top when it comes to the highest grossing movie in the year 2007 with a total sum of $709.7million. The high performance in the movie was recognized by receiving multiple award nominations, notably winning the MTV movie award in the best summer movie category.

Closing Remarks

2007 was an interesting year in the filmmaking industry with an array of groundbreaking movies and massive gross income at the box office. With regard to these events, it remains a strong affirmation of the existing fact that a good percentage of movies released in the year 2007 were consistent jaw-dropping hits, which can not be compared to those produced in the past years. 

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