As the 2018 Academy Awards draw closer, it’s time to dive into the numbers and check out which of the best-picture winners are the biggest moneymakers of all time at the box office.

There are some obvious ones here, but thanks to inflation, there are a few titles that may surprise you.

Here are the top 15.

Note: All box-office figures are gross takings in the United States only and include any earnings from re-releases. All figures are from Box Office Mojo.

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15. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) – US$504.9 million

Unadjusted: US$24 million

14. Rocky (1976) – US$505 million

Unadjusted: US$117 million

13. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – US$508 million

Unadjusted: US$45 million

12. West Side Story (1961) – US$514 million

Unadjusted: $44 million

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11. My Fair Lady (1964) – US$550.8 million

10. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) – US$550.8 million

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – US$566 million

Unadjusted: US$378 million

8. Around the World in 80 Days (1956) – US$593 million

7. Forrest Gump (1994) – US$722 million

Unadjusted: US$330 million

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6. The Godfather (1972) – US$724.5 million

Unadjusted: US$135 million

5. The Sting (1973) – US$818 million

4. Ben-Hur (1959) – US$900 million

3. Titanic (1997) – US$1.244 billion

Unadjusted: US$659 million

2. The Sound of Music (1965) – US$1.3 billion

Unadjusted: US$159 million

1. Gone with the Wind (1939) – US$1.85 billion

Unadjusted: US$199 million

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The 15 Oscar best-picture winners that made the most money at the US box office