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"Our daugher sucks at driving, thats the problem so butt out."
-Christina, Parenthood

Monday, July 28

The Dark Knight vs. Titanic


The continuous talk about "The Dark Knight" and its record breaking opening had me thinking.... Are these amounts adjusted over the years to inflation and the rise of ticket prices??? You would think it would be easier for the industry to just announce how many tickets were sold bc this would be a more standard number over the years.... People have always said that "Titanic" was the highest grossing movie of all time the time it was out it grossed over $600 million. No movie has ever grossed that amount of money and it looks like "The Dark Knight" might break that record, but if "Titanic" was released today would it have grossed more than "The Dark Knight"? I found the link below and it listed the top grossing movies adjusted for ticket price inflation and here is what the new top 10 list looks like:
1. Gone with the Wind - $1.4 billion, ($198 million in 1939)
2. Star Wars - $1.2 billion ($460 million in 1977)
3. The Sound of Music - $1 billion ($158 million in 1965)
4. ET - $1 billion ($435 million in 1982)
5. The Ten Commandments - $927 million ($65 million in 1956)
6. Titanic - $908 million ($600 million 1997)
7. Jaws - $906 million ($260 million in 1975)
8. Doctor Zhivago - $878 million ($111 million in 1965)
9. The Exorcist - $782 million ($232 million in 1973)
10. Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs - $771 million ($184 million in 1937)

So you will notice "The Dark Knight" would have to gross at least $771 million to break into the top 10 of all time but if it grosses over $600 million it will technically be the highest grossing. The weird thing to me is some sucky movie could come out 50 years from now and gross more money but does that truly mean that more people went to see it or that is was a great movie??? My answer is no! I do find it interesting that there are NO movies with in the last ten years in the top 10. What are your thoughts???

To look over the top 100 click on the link below.

Pam: Girl on the Loose
So the celebrity reality shows continue this time with Pam Anderson, of course I am sure I will watch this at least once, I am intrigued. This show will take the time slot of Denise Richards:It's Complicated which aired its last episode last night. Pam: Girl on the Loose will begin this Sunday at 9:00pm on E!
To watch the preview click below:

The Island: The RW/RR Challenge

Word on the street is that the challenge will begin on Wednesday Sept 17 at 9:00pm...Mark your calendar!!!


Shea said...

I like the idea of that list. Makes way more sense to me and those are the big classic movies you think of as being major hits. I definitely think that's the way they should state the box office record breakers!