1920

Rank Title Gross
1. Something to Think About $9,158,489[1]
2. Way Down East $4,500,000
3. Over the Hill to the Poorhouse $3,000,000
4. Pollyanna $1,160,962
5. Shipwrecked Among Cannibals $1,000,000
6. The Mark of Zorro
7. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
8. The Round-Up
9. Double Speed
10. Excuse My Dust

1921

Rank Title Gross
1. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse $9,200,000[2]
2. The Kid $5,450,000
3. The Three Musketeers $1,500,000
4. The Sheik $900,000
5. Little Lord Fauntleroy $900,000
6. The Love Light $690,965
7. Every Woman's Problem
8. Brewster's Millions
9. White and Unmarried
10. The Passion Flower

1922

Rank Title Gross
1. Robin Hood $2,500,000
2. Oliver Twist $2,000,000
3. Blood and Sand $1,250,000 (US/Canada)
4. Manslaughter $1,200,000
5. Grandma's Boy $1,100,000 (US/Canada)
6. When Knighthood Was in Flower $1,000,000 (US/Canada)
7. Smilin' Through $1,000,000 (US/Canada)

1923

The top 10 films released in 1923 by U.S. gross are as follows:[3][4][5]

Highest-grossing films of 1923
Rank Title Studio U.S. gross
1 The Covered Wagon Paramount Pictures $7,630,000
2 The Ten Commandments Paramount Pictures $4,168,790[6]
3 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Universal Pictures $1,500,000
4 Safety Last! Pathé Exchange $1,500,000
5 Daddy Associated First National Pictures
6 Homeward Bound Paramount Pictures
7 The Ne'er-Do-Well Paramount Pictures
8 The Pilgrim Associated First National Pictures
9 Scaramouche Metro Pictures $1,000,000 [4]
10 The White Sister Metro Pictures

1924

Rank Title Gross
1. The Sea Hawk $2,000,000[7]
2. The Thief of Bagdad $1,500,000 million[5] or $2 million[8]
3. Girl Shy $1,550,000[5][9]
4. He Who Gets Slapped $881,000
5. A Society Scandal
6. The Humming Bird
7. The Marriage Circle
8. Beau Brummel
9. Greed $274,827.55
10. Secrets

1925

Rank Title Gross
1. The Big Parade $18–22 million
2. Ben-Hur $10,700,000
3. The Gold Rush $5,450,000
4. His People $3,000,000
5. The Phantom of the Opera $2,000,000
6. The Lost World $1,300,000
7. Little Annie Rooney $1,100,000
8. East Lynne $1,000,000
9. The Unholy Three $704,000
10. The Plastic Age n/a

1926

Rank Title Gross
1. Aloma of the South Seas $3,000,000[10]
2. Flesh and the Devil $1,261,000
3. Sparrows $966,878
4. The Temptress $965,000
5. The Road to Mandalay $724,000
6. What Price Glory? $700,000[11]
7. Torrent $668,000
8. Beau Geste n/a
9. For Heaven's Sake n/a
10. My Yankee Senor n/a

1927

Rank Title Gross
1. The Jazz Singer $7,630,000
2. Wings $3,600,000
3. Blake of Scotland Yard $3,500,000
4. Love $1,677,000
5. Tell it to the Marines $1,658,000
6. Metropolis $1,236,166
7. Jesse James $1,200,000
8. Mr. Wu $1,068,000
9. My Best Girl $1,027,757
10. London After Midnight $1,004,000

1928

Rank Title Worldwide gross
1. The Singing Fool $12,862,000
2. The Road to Ruin $2,500,000
3. Noah's Ark $2,305,000
4. A Woman of Affairs $1,370,000
5. Lights of New York $1,200,000
6. Our Dancing Daughters $1,099,000
7. The Mysterious Lady $1,094,000
8. Sadie Thompson $1,000,000
9. The Divine Woman $931,000
10. West of Zanzibar $921,000

1929

Rank Title Gross[12]
1. Gold Diggers of Broadway $5,250,000
2. Sunny Side Up $3,200,000
3. The Cock-Eyed World $2,600,000
4. Welcome Danger $2,100,000
5. The Desert Song $2,000,000
6. Rio Rita $1,900,000
7. The Cocoanuts $1,800,000
8. In Old Arizona $1,500,000
9. The Love Parade $1,500,000
10. Why Bring That Up? $1,400,000

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