The Top 10 Most Popular Sports Movies

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The ultimate sports movie is, of course, Rocky.  The world-renowned inspirational tale took the equivalent of a whopping $535,527,679.05 at the box office. Following Rocky is Ford V Ferrari which ranks second and Million Dollar Baby in third place. 

Rocky IV is the highest-grossing sports movie of all time, taking the equivalent of £725,822,744.57 at the box office, followed by the original Rocky and Jerry Maguire. 

Boxing is the most popular sport in Hollywood, featuring in 20 movies, altogether taking $3.727 million at the box office, followed by Baseball and American Football

The top 10 best performing sports movies of all time: 

Rank

Movie

Sport

Critics Score

Audience Score

Box Office Takings Adjusted for Inflation (Worldwide, $)

Score /100

1

Rocky

Boxing

94

69

535,527,679.05

77.61

2

Ford v Ferrari

Motor Racing

92

98

229,266,724.27

77.17

3

Million Dollar Baby

Boxing

91

90

298,257,137.86

76.05

4

Jerry Maguire

American Football

83

79

453,162,795.46

74.45

5

Creed

Boxing

95

89

190,337,986.38

72.68

6

The Fighter

Boxing

90

89

153,992,700.45

69.26

7

Rocky IV

Boxing

40

79

725,822,744.57

69.18

8

Raging Bull

Boxing

93

93

73,819,320.64

68.89

9

The Karate Kid

Karate

89

82

227,945,631.91

68.80

10

Moneyball

Baseball

94

86

127,343,765.42

68.35

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