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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 07:58 AM
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An interesting look at movie box office numbers: (adjusted for inflation)
Edited on Sat Oct-03-09 08:04 AM by Stuart G
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

Look at what what is number 1..and Titanic is number 6

We forget that in the past, ticket prices were so much less, and of course more people went to the movies. (as a percent of the population). so the list is very interesting..

Also note: Steven Spielberg directed 4 of the top 20.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 08:24 AM
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1. I can't believe Wizard of Oz isn't in the top 100
Or am I missing it somewhere?
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 08:34 AM
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2. The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939..
Edited on Sat Oct-03-09 08:36 AM by Stuart G
and I am not sure that it had that huge audience that it now has. Lots of great films were out that year..Gone With the Wind, MR Smith Goes to Washington, and others. Very interesting point though. Here is a link on that year in film:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_in_film
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 11:54 AM
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5. There were only 2 films from the '30s on that list ...
... and none from before 1937. Could this have something to do with the number and locations of movie theaters in this country before that time?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 10:37 AM
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3. Weird - Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom is higher than Last Crusade,
Edited on Sat Oct-03-09 10:37 AM by Rabrrrrrr
and Raiders of the Lost Ark isn't even on the list.

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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 04:20 PM
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7. Raiders is on the list at #16. n/t
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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 11:51 AM
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4. Rear Window out grossed Psycho?
Rear Window the only Hitchcock in the top 100 surprises me.
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 12:59 PM
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6. I didn't like Gone with the Wind. Too chick flicky for me.
I love all of the civil war stuff, but the romance side wasn't really up my alley.

I kinda want to slap Scarlett.
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