10 Chick Flicks That Made The Most Money

Thursday, March 10 by Blanca Sola

These 10 chick flicks that made the most money offer great romantic storylines. Themes regarding love, rescue, and relationships offer the trifecta of what the best chick flicks are all about. Here are the ten chick flicks that made the most money.

  1. "Titanic." This 1997 movie about the doomed ocean liner grossed over 1.8 billion dollars, making this not only the chick flick that made the most money, but one of the highest grossing films of all time. This movie featured the hopeless love story of Jack and Rose played by Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet which offers the viewer a glimpse of true love during the ultimate sacrifice.
  2. "Ghost." This 1990 film starring Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, and Whoppi Goldberg explores the themes of lasting love despite tragic loss. It offers a sense of hope. Even if someone we love isn’t with us physically, they are spiritually. So many people felt comforted by this message that the movie grossed over $500 million, making it one of the biggest chick flicks of all time.
  3. "Pretty Woman." This 1990 chick flick made over $463 million. This film deals with being rescued and developing a relationship. In the film, Julia Roberts plays a prostitute that develops a real relationship with Richard Gere, a wealthy businessman who is lonely. As a result of their newfound relationship, Roberts leaves her former life behind for a more legitimate one with Gere. This is a modern day Cinderella story that leaves women secretly wishing they were Vivian.
  4. "My Big Fa Greek Wedding." This 2002 film offers a true account of a Greek woman who eventually falls in love with a man of a different culture. This relatable story demonstrates not only the cultural struggles that Toula, played by Nia Vardulos experiences with her traditional Greek family, but it also offers the opportunity to see a young women who is finally ready to find love and leave her former lonely life behind her.
  5. "My Best Friend’s Wedding." This 1997 chick flick starring Julia Roberts demonstrates the conflict of feelings when your best friend is the fiancée. This movie grossed over $300 million dollars and it is one of films that stays true to the universal theme of loyalty in friendships.
  6. "Father of the Bride." This 1991 chick flick starring Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams-Paisley offers perspective on how bittersweet it is when you get married and leave your family from both the daughter and father’s perspective. This film grossed over $250 million dollars.
  7. "You’ve Got Mail." This 1998 Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks film about two people who despise each other when working but fall in love over the Internet earned over $249 million dollars. This film demonstrates that there really is a thin line between love and hate.
  8. "Sex and the City." This 2008 film adaptation of the series of the same name starred Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, who finally ties the knot with her long time love Mr. Big, played by Chris Noth. This chick flick grossed over $150 million dollars and proved that marriage is still possible with a commitment phobic partner.
  9. "Sleepless in Seattle." This 1993 film starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks as Annie and Sam proves that you can fall in love with someone you've never met. This film grossed over $126 million dollars.
  10. "When Harry Met Sally." This 1989 classic chick flick played by Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal as Harry and Sally proved that the love of your life could be your best friend. This chick flick grossed over $100 million dollars.
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