Box office: All-time leaders
By Charles Fleming
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'Gone With the Wind' (1939) | $1,582,009,400
"Gone With the Wind" didn't look like a hit in pre-production when David O. Selznick hired (then fired) George Cukor to direct it. Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler and said, "I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face."