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  1. As we all know that in overseas box office grosses, exchange rates are a major variable that can affect the overall gross of a film considerably. In an attempt to remove this variable and see closer to the actual image, I am compiling the local currency grosses of four 2 Billion dollar films, Avatar, Titanic (including 3D), Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and converting them to dollars at current exchange rates of the respective countries. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EeD1sXigLMJpYL4lCufDkuGM_zcI5jDH77io-GykQrE/ The sheet is still work in progress, and I would like help from you all. You can contribute, by sending the local currency gross or correct dollar gross (Since these figures are from Mojo they will be bit incorrect) of your country or countries you track. You can send your entries by commenting here or mail me. Thanks and let's hope we get the objective done soon.
  2. The History of Amazing Box Office Stories Ladies and gentlemen sit back as I take you back through time. We'll be exploring the box office from the 70's until the present. We're going to look back at the films that made their mark on the box office decade by decade. I'm going to take you inside of the records, the milestones and the shocking feats that has captured our attention for the last 5 decades. Your favourite films will probably be on here but not every film will be mentioned. This is going to be a celebration of the films that not only set records, but the ones that shocked and thrilled us with what they did at the box office. We have a lot to cover and this will be done in five parts. So get ready as we examine the box office decade by decade. It will be a fun ride and hopefully something you enjoy. Now, keep in mind, my box office acumen really begins in the 70's so unfortunately I cannot go back further than that. Even more precise, my real knowledge starts after the 80's. But I'll do my best to make this interesting for all of you. Let's begin. The 70's started a new era of film making. The utopia type films of decades past began to give way to a meaner and more bleak type of film. You had film makers like Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper making films that focused on the gritty underbelly of American culture. They began to show that the world wasn't all sunshine and rainbows and that it was a mean and nasty place that could bring you to your knees. 1972 brought the 70's the first really big hits of the decade as Francis Ford Coppola's Mafia Crime opus, the Godfather gathered some of the biggest names of the film industry and clocking in at close to three hours, it shocked the world as it managed to gross 133 million in the US and a total of 245 million WW. The only other 1972 film that came close to 100 million was the Gene Hackman vehicle for 20th Century Fox called the Poseidon Adventure. This was an action adventure about a capsized ship. It was remade in 2006 to much less successful results. In 1972, the tenth highest grossing film was The Legend of Boggy Creek, which made 20 million. An interesting note is Deliverance finished fifth in 1972 with 46 million. This was the R rated film about weekend warriors going camping in the mountains and then getting stalked and eventually raped and (some) killed by a bunch of mountain men. This was the fifth highest grossing film of 1972. 1973 had a few interesting stories. The Sting was the highest grossing film of the year as it made an unheard of 156 million dollars. The film starred two eventual legends, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. This was a film about con men trying to con a mob boss out of his money. But the most interesting film of 1973 was the first horror movie to make 100 million at the box office and a film that to this day, more than 40 years later, is considered one of, if not the scariest film of all time. That being the Exorcist. This was also the first horror film to be nominated for best picture. After various rereleases, the Exorcist has made 440 million WW. It had an interesting release date, the day after Christmas. Initially released in just 26 theatres, the film took the nation by storm very quickly. The Exorcist set the box office a flame and to this day, it is still spoken about with reverence. The other big film of 1973 was George Lucas' coming of age, car enthusiast film, American Graffiti. It made 96 million dollars, but more importantly, film producer Alan Ladd liked it so much that he told George Lucas he would make any film George wanted to do. This would come in handy for George in 3 years. An interesting film to come in at number 7 was the X rated sex opus starring Marlon Brando called Last Tango in Paris. It grossed 36 million. 1974 was the year of the disaster film. 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers teamed up to release The Towering Inferno. This was the first time two major Hollywood studios teamed up to produced a film. It was headlined by two of the biggest stars with Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The film had dazzling special effects and audiences responded to it to the tune of 116 million dollars. The second disaster film to make bank in 73 was the Universal film Earthquake. It was lauded for its innovative sound and starred a well known cast with names like Charlton Heston, Walter Matthau and George Kennedy. It came in at number five with a shade under 80 million. The third top ten disaster was Airport 1975. For those of you who haven't seen it, if you have seen Airplane, the ZAZ production, it basically riffs on this film in many ways. But the most shocking film of the year and the one in at number one, was the Mel Brooks cowboy spoof, Blazing Saddles. This film also satirized racism in Hollywood and it starred Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little. It went on to gross 119 million to finish just ahead of Towering Inferno. Some notable films of 1974 was the sequel to the Godfather, which took a huge tumble but still finished sixth with 47 million. The Burt Reynolds prison football film, The Longest Yard, finished 9th with 43 million. Thus concludes the beginning of our journey through THoABOS. Coming up next, 1975, the year movies changed forever.
  3. Maybe it is too early for this topic.After watching EP7,I think China might be the only market,STB beat EP7.STB teaser is more likely be Chinese tastes.
  4. I'll start TPM: Podrace ATOC: Anakin ROTS: bad guys win ANH: Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon ESB: Hoth ROTJ: Action TFA: Desert (Jakku in this case)
  5. Alright boys and gals, the time has come to speculate on the TITLE for Star Wars: Episode VIII (Spoilers for Episode VII below, you have been warned!) As a reminder, here are the titles of the previous 7 entries (is there even 1 person here who needs reminding?) Episode I - The Phantom Menace Episode II - Attack of the Clones Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Episode IV - A New Hope Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Episode VII - The Force Awakens Episode VIII - ??!! All we know is that it's a sequel to Ep 7 and features mostly the same characters, along with a few addition. What would be a worthy title? I'll start! I think the title could be Star Wars: Episode VIII - Shadow of the Empire Why? Because they're all still living under the shadow of the Empire's former domination. Kylo Ren still wants to pursue his goal of honoring his Grand Father, the First Order is still behaving mostly like the Empire it was before, or tries to, and the good guys still feel like they're fighting more of the same. The former Empire is still relevant 30 years later, and its legacy lives on as a remnant of its shadow lingers upon the galaxy and the New Republic. What do you think would be a worthy title? Disney will announce the title within the next months so... don't miss the opportunity to speculate!
  6. Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/boxoffice/comments/444omb/gone_with_the_winds_reported_adjusted_domestic/ All credits go to /u/capdeporc2005, I'm merely linking to his post and encouraging discussion "I thought I'd verify GWTW's claim to being the domestic box office champ. As it's well known, its cume has been accumulated with several re-releases over many decades. Given how often this film is hailed as the all time great in terms of money making, it's surprising how little data there is documenting its performance. BOM for instance doesn't break down the domestic gross by each release, instead lumping most of the presumed receipts with the original 1939 release. And Guinness World Records reports that GWTW has adjusted lifetime global receipts of around $3.4B, but likewise doesn't bother to break it down. The only source offering a breakdown of the domestic receipts by release is IMDb, so I started from there. Year Reported domestic gross* Adjusted domestic gross (tickets sold)** Adjusted domestic gross (inflation)** 1939 (Initial release) $14,150,000 $518,628,261‡ $241,279,895 1941 (Re-release) $5,560,000 $187,483,200 $89,647,246 1942 (Re-release) $1,520,000 $47,457,778 $22,102,198 1947 (Re-release) $3,514,000 $74,057,550 $37,348,777 1954 (Re-release) $5,271,000 $98,743,400 $46,442,996 1961 (Re-release) $6,700,000 $81,856,522 $53,110,832 1967 (Re-release) $29,221,000 $205,277,525 $207,361,489 1974 (Re-release) $7,279,000 $32,813,888 $34,994,862 1989 (Re-release) $2,403,316 $5,103,263 $4,593,764 1998 (Re-release) $6,750,112 $12,132,931 $9,815,284 TOTAL $82,368,428 $1,263,554,317 $746,697,343 *The receipts figures for the years 1939, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1954, 1961, 1967 and 1974 are as reported on IMDb. The receipts figuresfor the years 1989 and 1998 are as reported on BOM. **The large discrepancy between gross adjusted for tickets sold and gross adjusted for inflation is due to the fact that increases in ticketprices over decades has outstripped inflation. For example, the average ticket price in 2015 was $8.43 while, adjusted for inflation, theaverage ticket price in 1939 was $3.92. ‡ This is an overestimation because the initial release of GWTW included much more expensive road show advance-tickets. IMDb also has alternative figures for GWTW's receipts in the years of 1939, 1941 and 1942 of $20M, $11M and $4M, respectively, but this is almost certainly wrong according to Wikipedia: Currently, BOM lists GWTW's adjusted lifetime domestic gross as ~$1.7B, based on unadjusted receipts of $189,523,031 supposedly earned before its 1989 re-release, but offers absolutely no breakdown of when these figures where earned, and even more troubling, possibly adjusts the entire total based on the value of the $US in 1939. I am almost certain that the adjusted lifetime domestic gross for GWTW is wrong given that no breakdown is given for the unadjusted total, and is probably based on unverified newspaper reports reprinted ad nauseam. It's likely that there's been much confusion regarding this film's domestic and global receipts and no one has ever bothered to set things straight. Star Wars' adjusted lifetime domestic total stands at about ~$1.5B and given its release date (38 years later thanGWTW), its figures are likely much more reliable. SW is likely the actual domestic champ." ---------- What do you think? I know that some of you guys broke down GWTW's gross, is it consistent with your numbers?
  7. If there is one Blockbuster series critics have a soft spot for it's Star Wars, the original was even nominated in the Best Picture category , and even the prequels were maybe even given more slack from critics then the GA. overall the star wars franchise has been nominated for 19 Oscars, in 11 categories including 9 wins (granted most were for the OT). I feel like the nostalgia factor and the fact that (from the looks of it) great care that was taken in making this film it will muster several nominations, visual effects and other technical awards are pretty much a given, original score seems incredibly likely, and high profile awards just may be a possibility. but what do you think? Previous nominations for Star Wars movies: Best Art Direction 3x Best Costume Design Best Sound 4x Best Film Editing 3x Best Effects, Visual Effects 5x Best Music, Original Score 3x Best Picture Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Director Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Make-up
  8. This is the least active of all the sub forums for franchises. I say WHY...it is the greatest series of all people!!So who would you like to direct a potential new trilogy of movies?
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