Top 35 Highest-Grossing Robot-Android Films

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 1 week ago

Take a look at the 35 highest-grossing films about robots, cyborgs, and androids according to unadjusted domestic box office gross. How many have you seen?

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Alicia Vikander and Sonoya Mizuno in Ex Machina (2014)

35. Ex Machina (2014)

Domestic Gross: $25,442,958

Opening Weekend: $237,264

IMDb Rating: 7.7

Plot: A programmer at a huge Internet company wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman, his firm's brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava, a beautiful robot.

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Sharlto Copley in Chappie (2015)

34. Chappie (2015)

Domestic Gross: $31,569,268

Opening Weekend: $13,346,782

IMDb Rating: 6.9

Plot: In the near future, a mechanized police force patrols the streets and deals with lawbreakers -- but now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid is stolen and given new programming, he acquires the ability to feel and think for himself.

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Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner (1982)

33. Blade Runner (1982)

Domestic Gross: $32,868,943

Opening Weekend: $6,150,002

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Plot: Deckard is forced by the police boss to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth.

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Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Tommy 'Tiny' Lister in Universal Soldier (1992)

32. Universal Soldier (1992)

Domestic Gross: $36,299,898

Opening Weekend: $10,057,084

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Plot: During the Vietnam War, soldier Luc Deveraux's superior officer becomes violently deranged and the two fight to the death. After their bodies are retrieved, they are placed into a secret program in which they are reanimated and trained to become unquestioning killing machines.

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

31. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

Domestic Gross: $37,762,677

Opening Weekend: $15,580,278

IMDb Rating: 6.1

Plot: The pilot Sky Captain defends New York City from a giant robot attack.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984)

30. The Terminator (1984)

Domestic Gross: $38,371,200

Opening Weekend: $4,020,663

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Plot: Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, a woman whose unborn son will lead the future fight against Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust.

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Bruce Willis in Surrogates (2009)

29. Surrogates (2009)

Domestic Gross: $38,577,772

Opening Weekend: $14,902,692

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Plot: In the near future, people live their lives free of pain, danger and complications through robotic representations of themselves, called surrogates. When the first murder in more than a decade rocks this near-perfect society, FBI Agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy and must abandon his own surrogate to solve the crime, risking his own life in the process.

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Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell (2017)

28. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Domestic Gross: $40,563,557

Opening Weekend: $18,676,033

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Plot: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

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Short Circuit (1986)

27. Short Circuit (1986)

Domestic Gross: $40,697,761

Opening Weekend: $5,346,808

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Plot: After a lightning bolt gives it human emotions and intelligence, a military robot escapes and finds refuge at the home of an animal-loving pacifist.

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Peter Weller in RoboCop 2 (1990)

26. Robocop 2 (1990)

Domestic Gross: $45,681,173

Opening Weekend: $14,145,411

IMDb Rating: 5.8

Plot: Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop.

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Peter Weller in RoboCop (1987)

25. RoboCop (1987)

Domestic Gross: $53,424,681

Opening Weekend: $8,008,721

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Plot: In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

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Robin Williams in Bicentennial Man (1999)

24. Bicentennial Man (1999)

Domestic Gross: $58,223,861

Opening Weekend: $8,234,926

IMDb Rating: 6.8

Plot: An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

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Joel Kinnaman in RoboCop (2014)

23. RoboCop (2004)

Domestic Gross: $58,607,007

Opening Weekend: $21,681,430

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Plot: In 2028, OmniCorp gets a golden opportunity to crack the law-enforcement that market when Detroit cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in the line of duty. By transforming Murphy into a cyborg, OmniCorp executives hope to rake in billions for their shareholders, but they forget one thing: There's still a man inside the machine.

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Faith Hill in The Stepford Wives (2004)

22. The Stepford Wives (2004)

Domestic Gross: $59,484,742

Opening Weekend: $21,406,781

IMDb Rating: 5.2

Plot: After enduring setbacks in her television career, executive Joanna Eberhart relocates with her family from New York City to the Connecticut suburb of Stepford. Soon Joanna begins to suspect that something is not right with the over-accommodating women of Stepford and tries to uncover the town's secret.

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Haley Joel Osment in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

21. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Domestic Gross: $78,616,689

Opening Weekend: $29,352,630

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Plot: A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

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Hugh Jackman in Real Steel (2011)

20. Real Steel (2011)

Domestic Gross: $85,468,508

Opening Weekend: $27,319,677

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Plot: After hitting rock bottom, ex-prizefighter Charlie Kenton reluctantly teams with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship robot for a last shot at redemption.

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Terminator Genisys (2015)

19. Terminator Genisys (2015)

Domestic Gross: $89,760,956

Opening Weekend: $27,018,486

IMDb Rating: 6.5

Plot: When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.

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Alice Krige and Patrick Stewart in First Contact (1996)

18. First Contact (1996)

Domestic Gross: $92,027,888

Opening Weekend: $30,716,131

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Plot: The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

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Matthew Broderick in Inspector Gadget (1999)

17. Inspector Gadget (1999)

Domestic Gross: $97,403,112

Opening Weekend: $21,889,138

IMDb Rating: 4.1

Plot: A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

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Pacific Rim (2013)

16. Pacific Rim (2013)

Domestic Gross: $101,802,906

Opening Weekend: $37,285,325

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Plot: As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

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Sam Worthington in Terminator Salvation (2009)

15. Terminator Salvation (2009)

Domestic Gross: $125,322,469

Opening Weekend: $42,558,390

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Plot: In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

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Michael Fassbender in Prometheus (2012)

14. Prometheus (2012)

Domestic Gross: $126,477,084

Opening Weekend: $51,050,101

IMDb Rating: 7.0

Plot: Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

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Robots (2005)

13. Robots (2005)

Domestic Gross: $128,200,012

Opening Weekend: $36,045,301

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Plot: In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

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Anthony Hopkins and Omar Sy in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

12. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Domestic Gross: $130,168,683

Opening Weekend: $44,680,073

IMDb Rating: 5.2

Plot: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

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Will Smith in I, Robot (2004)

11. I, Robot (2004)

Domestic Gross: $144,801,023

Opening Weekend: $52,179,887

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Plot: In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

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Kristanna Loken in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

10. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Domestic Gross: $150,371,112

Opening Weekend: $31,765,506

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Plot: A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

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Robert Patrick in Terminator 2 (1991)

9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Domestic Gross: $205,881,154

Opening Weekend: $31,765,506

IMDb Rating: 8.5

Plot: Young John Connor, the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000, a Terminator sent from the future to kill him.

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Big Hero 6 (2014)

8. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Domestic Gross: $222,527,828

Opening Weekend: $56,215,889

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Plot: A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who teams up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

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WALL·E (2008)

7. WALL·E (2008)

Domestic Gross: $223,808,164

Opening Weekend: $63,087,526

IMDb Rating: 8.4

Plot: In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

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May 18, 1974, Congress passed HCA (Homeland Containment Act), deploying Sentinels to the top 5 most densely populated cities in the U.S.

6. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Domestic Gross: $233,921,534

Opening Weekend: $90,823,660

IMDb Rating: 8.0

Plot: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Domestic Gross: $245,439,076

Opening Weekend: $100,038,390

IMDb Rating: 5.7

Plot: After an epic battle, a great city lies in ruins, but the Earth itself is saved. As humanity begins to pick up the pieces, a shadowy group emerges to try to take control of history. A new group of humans, led by Cade Yeager, helps Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise up to meet their most fearsome challenge yet: a worldwide war of good versus evil.

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Transformers (2007)

4. Transformers (2007)

Domestic Gross: $319,246,193

Opening Weekend: $70,502,384

IMDb Rating: 7.1

Plot: The fate of humanity is at stake when two races of robots, the good Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, bring their war to Earth.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Domestic Gross: $352,390,543

Opening Weekend: $108,966,307

IMDb Rating: 6.3

Plot: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Domestic Gross: $402,111,870

Opening Weekend: $108,966,307

IMDb Rating: 6.0

Plot: Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life, but when an ancient Decepticon known as The Fallen rises up to wreak vengeance, Sam and his girlfriend, Mikaela, must figure out the history of the Transformers on Earth and find a way to defeat The Fallen once and for all.

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James Spader in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Domestic Gross: $459,005,868

Opening Weekend: $191,271,109

IMDb Rating:

Plot: When Tony Stark jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble.