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  1. The latter (lower admissions per capita) was my question.
  2. Why is Germany weaker on a per capita basis as compared to the other major European markets like UK and France?
  3. Why the strong Russia opening?
  4. What are the service fees and why aren't they included as part of the official total gross?
  5. Wonder where it found the extra ~$5m OS all of the sudden.
  6. This being a massive success has always made total sense to me - it's just a total slam-dunk concept that's rife for comedy. I remember seeing the (hilarious) ad campaign and thinking it was going to be big (but not THAT big). The movie itself still holds up on repeat viewing even 20 years later.
  7. Thanks! I thought Titanic had grossed over $70,000,000 in USD back in 1998? Was that somehow not enough to qualify for this list or is there a cut-off?
  8. Yeah, those are valid points to consider, and I'd never presume to understate how huge Batman's opening was at the time. I was moreso referring to the percentage increase from record-holder to record-holder over the past few decades: 2015 The Force Awakens $247,966,675 +18.8% 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 +0.7% 2012 The Avengers $207,438,708 +22.6% 2011 Deathly Hallows - Part 2 $169,189,427 +6.8% 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 +4.8% 2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 +11.4% 2006 Dead Man’s Chest $135,634,554 +18.1% 2002 Spider-Man $114,844,116 +27.2% 2001 Harry Potter $90,294,621 +25.2% 1997 The Lost World $72,132,785 +36.7% 1995 Batman Forever $52,784,433 +12.2% 1993 Jurassic Park $47,026,828 +2.9% 1992 Batman Returns $45,687,711 +12.8% 1989 Batman $40,489,746 +37.4% 1989 Ghostbusters II $29,472,894 +0.4% 1989 The Last Crusade $29,355,021 +11.4% 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II $26,348,555 +4.0% 1984 The Temple of Doom $25,337,110 +10.1% 1983 Return of the Jedi $23,019,618 +60.4% 1982 Star Trek II $14,347,221 +1.7% 1981 Superman II $14,100,523 +18.2% 1979 Star Trek $11,926,421 +15.1% 1978 Superman (Week 3) $10,363,384 +0.9% 1978 Every Which Way But Loose $10,272,294 +1.0% 1978 Star Wars (Re-Issue) $10,166,336 +3.0% 1978 Jaws 2 $9,866,023 +37.1% 1977 Star Wars (Week 11) $7,195,573 +1.9% 1975 Jaws $7,061,513 -- Or if you'd like to include preview amounts: 2015 The Force Awakens $247,966,675 +18.8% 2015 Jurassic World $208,806,270 +0.7% 2012 The Avengers $207,438,708 +22.6% 2011 Deathly Hallows - Part 2 $169,189,427 +6.8% 2008 The Dark Knight $158,411,483 +4.8% 2007 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 +11.4% 2006 Dead Man’s Chest $135,634,554 +18.1% 2002 Spider-Man $114,844,116 +27.2% 2001 Harry Potter $90,294,621 +20.9% 1997 The Lost World $74,699,969 +41.5% 1995 Batman Forever $52,784,433 +12.2% 1993 Jurassic Park $50,159,460 +5.1% 1992 Batman Returns $47,720,711 +11.7% 1989 Batman $42,705,884 +44.9% 1989 Ghostbusters II $29,472,894 +0.4% 1989 The Last Crusade $29,355,021 +11.4% 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II $26,348,555 +4.0% 1984 The Temple of Doom $25,337,110 +10.1% 1983 Return of the Jedi $23,019,618 +60.4% 1982 Star Trek II $14,347,221 +1.7% 1981 Superman II $14,100,523 +18.2% 1979 Star Trek $11,926,421 +15.1% 1978 Superman (Week 3) $10,363,384 +0.9% 1978 Every Which Way But Loose $10,272,294 +1.0% 1978 Star Wars (Re-Issue) $10,166,336 +3.0% 1978 Jaws 2 $9,866,023 +37.1% 1977 Star Wars (Week 11) $7,195,573 +1.9% 1975 Jaws $7,061,513 -- In either case, ROTJ broke the previous record by what is (by far) the largest margin of any film dating back since 1975. Its theater count would be equivalent to ~2,500 in today's climate, which is still fairly wide despite not reaching full saturation.
  9. Hmm wouldn't that honor go to ROTJ? It broke the previous OW record by over 60% (the highest percentage increase for any film that's held the record going back at least since Jaws in 1975) and still holds the record for highest adjusted theater average ($63,085) for any wide release in history.
  10. Pretty sure this has the record for most money (adjusted for inflation) made in a calendar year ($926,468,439). Runner-up is Titanic with the $919,757,524 adjusted take from 1998.