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  1. I already published this ranking in insidekino forum. I think it maybe insteresting.
  2. 1936 -San Francisco Less than 30 millions. It was re-issued in 1948.
  3. 1955 -Oklahoma Less than 30 millions -Guys and dolls Less than 30 millions
  4. 1957 -The bridge over the river Kwai 60 m * It was re-issued in 1963.
  5. 1958 -South Pacific (1958) 68,80 m * It was re-issued in 1983.
  6. 1961 -The absent-minded professor 30 m * It was re-issued in 1967 and 1975. -El Cid 38 m * -101 dalmatians Less than 30 million. Probably 20 millions in his initial run. It had 4 re-issues between 1969 and 1991 accumulating a total estimate of 60-65 million tickets.
  7. 1962 -How the west was won 52,53 m * From user Walt Disney
  8. 1964 -My Fair Lady 60 m * Hard case. Due to this reason that is explained in the book "The Hollywood Story" of Joel Waldo. These figures are estimates only and are occasionally revised, years later, as happened with My Fair Lady (WB, 1964), which was reduced from rentals of $32 million to $12 million ten years after it was first released. But at the end of 1997 Variety published a ranking of all time rental-champs and "My Fair Lady" was with 34 millions. So who was wrong? What is the real number? I don't know. But the trigger to opt for the 30 million
  9. 1965 -Dr. Zhivago 87,44 m* It was re-issued in 1971. One of the most complicated cases. A true worldwide hit. Although the rentals or gross overseas never published i verified that in Europe, Australia and Japan attracted more than 70 million of spectators.
  10. Thanks, Joel M. In the sources that I mentioned in the thread there are data of re-issues. I also collect informations from books, forum and old websites. This site is also very useful: https://ameblo.jp/ayumi-niwano/entry-12249286244.html And the numbers of "The ten commandments", "Ben Hur" and 2Dr. Zhivago" are not so insane. I will investigate a little more about them. Keep in mind that they were the "Titanics" of his time.
  11. 1967 -The Graduate 71,75 m * It was re-isued in 1972 with rentals of 5,20 millions.
  12. 1968 -"2001: A Space Odyssey" Less than 30 millions of tickets. It was re-issued in 1971 and 1972.
  13. 1969 -Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 48,59 m * It was re-issued successfully in 1974 with $16,653,000 rentals.
  14. 1972 -"What's up, Doc?" Less than 30 millions of tickets. It was re-issued in 1975 (and in 1973 according imdb). -The Godfather 78,64 millions It is a fact that "The Godfather" was for a brief period of time the highest grossing film of all time. But if we refer to the rentals (which ranged between 81.50 million and 85.70 million dollars). I believe that in late 1972 "Gone with the wind" (with their multiple re-issues) and "The sound of music" had higher grosses than "The Godfather". But not too much. The distance between them was minimal. And in fact I thi
  15. 1974 -Young Frankenstein (Initial Run) Rentals: $30,000,000 Gross: $61,194,000 * Tickets: 30,597,000 * Re-Issue in 1977 Rentals: $8,000,000 Gross: $16,318,000 * Tickets: 7,317,000 * Re-Issue in 1979 Rentals: $4,297,000 Gross: $8,765,000 * Tickets: 3,492,000 * Total Rentals: 42,297,000 Total Gross: $86,277,000 Total Tickets: 41,406,000 * * Estimations -Blazing Saddles This title is one of the most complicated. His total gross is $119,500,000. But this mo
  16. I'm going to examine some titles that maybe are a bit swollen. Let's start with 1979. -Kramer vs. Kramer Rentals: $59,986,335 Gross: $106,260,000 No re-issues $106,260,000 : 2.60 * = 40,86 millions of admissions Taking into account that it premiered in december of 1979 and the real boom was during 1980. -Star Trek Rentals: $35,000,000 * Gross: $82,258,456 No re-issues 32,77 millions of admissions as indicated by mojo. * Some sources say that made 56 millions of rentals. But i think it must be a swo
  17. Films that maybe not surpassed 30 millions in his initial release 1936 SAN FRANCISCO (was re-issued in 1948) 1942 CASABLANCA (was re-issued in 1949) 1961 THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR (was re-issued in 1967 and 1975) Corrections 1939 GONE WITH THE WIND 59,50 m (from user Arlo) 1940 BOOM TOWN 33,28 m (was re-issued in 1947) 1943 FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS 46,34 m (was re-issued in 1945) 1946 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 59,42 m (was re-issued in 1954) DUEL IN THE SUN 57,14 m (was
  18. 1970 LOVE STORY 66,49 m * AIRPORT 64,82 m **** M*A*S*H 42,19 m * PATTON 39,83 **** 1971 BILLY JACK 56,09 m * FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 41,85 m * THE FRENCH CONNECTION 31,33 m **** 1972 THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE 48,73 m * WHAT’S UP, DOC? 38,82 m **** 1973 THE STING 81,65 m * THE EXORCIST 81,17 m * 1974 THE TOWERING INFERNO 56,58 m * THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK 46,88 m * BLAZING SADDLES 45,63 m * YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN 42,08 m * 1975 JAWS 100,50 m * ROCKY HORROR PICTURE
  19. I offer you new additions. Some based on my estimates. Other blog excerpts: https://boxofficemadness.wordpress.com/ (this blog is the closest thing to boxofficechampions that can be found today, in fact it has very similar and very consistent data). Other by user Walt Disney. And the last ones of Box Office Mojo (that sometimes I agree). 1953 THE ROBE (1953) 60 m (millions of admissions) * FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) 47,46 m *** SHANE (1952) 32,90 m * 1954 WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) 58,13 * THE CAINE MUTINY (1954) 42,13 m * 20,000 LEAGUES U
  20. First of all, I hope you will excuse me for my bad English. First of all, I hope you will excuse me for my bad English. But I think it is time to reach a consensus on the most viewed movies (based on admissions) between 1915 and 1930. I have been researching this topic for many years. Box Office Mojo is very well in data questión from 1980 to the present. But before 1980 it has inflated, erroneous and insuffient data. That's why I'd like you to help me with this topic. I will expose (according to the time that I have) data that I have been found. And I hope you can correct me. Because I'm
  21. Very interesting. But perhaps the gross was an incomplete estimate or referred to rentals. Thank you very much. It is a pity that in those times they measured the success of a movie for rents and not for the number of spectators. The page that I mentioned had tops of each year with the exact number of admissions of each film (that exceeds 10 million) from 1914 until 1951. And also has its merit. But I will not take away the merit from you because it shows that like me you investigate a lot.
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