Finally! Someone with patience and a database finally figured out the actual numbers. Because Avatar selling $89 3D tickets and making the most money is kinda stupid. Of course, the real numbers are to normalize at least by population. The US population has increased from 142M to 300M since Gone With The Wind, which means it destroys any other movie on this list, per capita. The world population has almost tripled in that time, if you want to go that way.