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Universal

1. E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

2. Jaws (1975)

3. Jurassic Park (1993)

4. The Sting (1973)

5. Jurassic World (2015)

6. Airport (1970)

7. American Graffiti (1973)

8. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

9. Back to the Future (1985)

10. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

11. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

13. Despicable Me 2 (2013)

14. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

15. Meet the Fockers (2004)

16. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

17. Earthquake (1974)

18. Furious 7 (2015)

 

Warner Bros.

1. The Exorcist (1973)

2. The Dark Knight (2008)

3. Blazing Saddles (1974)

4. Batman (1989)

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

6. My Fair Lady (1964)

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

9. Superman (1978)

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

12. Twister (1996)

13. House of Wax (1953)

14. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

15. Sergeant York (1941)

16. Giant (1956)

17. This is the Army (1943)

18. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

19. Wonder Woman (2017)

20. Gremlins (1984)

21. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

22. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

23. The Fugitive (1993)

24. American Sniper (2014)

25. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

26. Batman Forever (1995) 

 

Disney

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

3. 101 Dalmatians (1961)

4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

5. The Lion King (1994) 

6. Fantasia (1940)

7. Mary Poppins (1964)

8. Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

9. Black Panther (2018)

10. The Jungle Book (1967)

11. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

12. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

13. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

14. Pinocchio (1940)

15. Incredibles 2 (2018)

16. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

17. Bambi (1942)

18. Finding Nemo (2003)

19. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

20. Cinderella (1950)

21. The Lion King (2019)

22. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

23. Finding Dory (2016)

24. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

25. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

26. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

27. Toy Story 3 (2010)

28. Aladdin (1992)

29. Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

30. Frozen II (2019)

31. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 

32. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

33. Frozen (2013)

34. Iron Man 3 (2013)

35. Toy Story 4 (2019)

36. Toy Story (1995)

37. Toy Story 2 (1999)

38. Captain Marvel (2019)

39. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

40. Peter Pan (1953)

41. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

42. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

43. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

44. Song of the South (1946)

45. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

46. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

47. Armageddon (1998)

48. Inside Out (2015)

49. Pretty Woman (1990)

50. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

51. The Incredibles (2004)

52. The Jungle Book (2016)

53. Three Men and a Baby (1987)

54. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

55. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

 

Paramount

1. The Ten Commandments (1956)

2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

3. The Godfather (1972)

4. Forrest Gump (1994)

5. Grease (1978)

6. Love Story (1970)

7. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) 

8. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

9. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

11. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

12. White Christmas (1954)

13. Ghost (1990)

14. Rear Window (1954)

15. Samson and Delilah (1949)

16. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

17. Top Gun (1986)

18. Transformers (2007)

19. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

20. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

21. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

22. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

23. Mission: Impossible (1996)

 

Sony/Columbia

1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
2. Ghostbusters (1984)

3. Spider-Man (2002)

4. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

5. Tootsie (1982) 

6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978)

7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

8. Men in Black (1997)

9. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

10. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

11. From Here to Eternity (1953)

12. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

13. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

14. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

15. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

16. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

 

Fox (Independent, before being purchased by Disney)

1. Star Wars (1977)

2. The Sound of Music (1965)

3. Titanic (1997)

4. Avatar (2009)

5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

6. Independence Day (1996)

7. Home Alone (1990)

8.  Cleopatra (1963)

9. The Robe (1953)

10. The Towering Inferno (1974)

11. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

12. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

13. M.A.S.H. (1970)

14. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

15. South Pacific (1958)

16. Young Frankenstein (1974)

17. The Longest Day (1962)

18. Deadpool (2016)

19. Cast Away (2000)

20. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

 

MGM

1. Gone with the Wind (1939)

2. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

3. Ben-Hur (1959)

4. How the West was Won (1963)

5. Quo Vadis (1951)

6. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

7.  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

8. Rain Man (1988)

9. Rocky III (1982)

 

United Artists (Independent, before being purchased by MGM)

1. Thunderball (1965)

2. Goldfinger (1964) 

3. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

4. West Side Story (1961)

5. Rocky (1976)

6. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

7. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

8. Tom Jones (1963)

 

RKO

1. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

 

Lionsgate

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

2. The Hunger Games (2012)

3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

 

Lucasfilm (Independent, before being purchased by Disney)

1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

2. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

3. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

4. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

5. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

 

Marvel (Independent, before being purchased by Disney)

1. Iron Man (2008)

 

DreamWorks (Independent, before being purchased by Paramount)

1. Shrek 2 (2004)

2. Shrek (2001)

 

DreamWorks Animation (Independent, before being purchased by Universal)

1. Shrek the Third (2007)

 

Shamley Productions (Independent, before being purchased by Universal)

1. Psycho (1960)

 

Spyglass Entertainment

1. The Sixth Sense (1999)

 

Samuel Goldwyn Productions

1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

 

Selznick Releasing

1. Duel in the Sun (1946)

 

Rimfire Films LTD

1. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

 

Orion (Independent, before being purchased by MGM)

1. Dances with Wolves (1990)

 

Carolco

1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

 

Avco Embassy

1. The Graduate (1967)

 

The Saul Zaentz Company

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

 

Icon Pictures

1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

 

Gold Circle Films

1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

 

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The purpose of this list is to create a breakdown of the top 200 domestic grossing movies (adjusted for inflation) by studio. I grouped the movies by the big studio that was involved in making the movie. If a smaller studio only used a big studio as a distributor and financed a movie by itself, then I grouped those movies under the smaller studio.

 

Box Office Mojo has a top 200 list, but they don't have some older movies added to their list that should be there. Therefore, I am going to add the older movies to Box Office Mojo's list to create an accurate list of the top 200 domestic grossing films adjusted for inflation.

 

All movies made by a smaller movie studio before a larger studio purchased them are grouped under that studio. 

 

All New Line Cinema movies on the list are grouped under Warner Bros. because WB owned New Line while all of the New Line movies on this list were being made.

 

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is grouped under Fox because Fox was the big studio involved with financing Star Wars. The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Episodes I, II and III are grouped under Lucasfilm because Lucasfilm only used Fox as a distributor for them. The Star Wars films that were made after Disney bought Lucasfilm are grouped under Disney.

 

Titanic is listed under Fox because Fox was the big studio that financed the movie. Fox initiated making the movie and financed the majority of the movie. Fox was making Titanic when Paramount agreed to co-finance some of it. While Paramount did co-finance some of the movie, Fox was the studio that financed most of the movie. Paramount was the U.S. distributor, but Fox was the studio that set the release date. 

 

Marvel has Iron Man listed under them because it was made before Disney purchased Marvel. Paramount was only being used as a distributor.

 

The first 4 Indiana Jones movies are grouped under Paramount because Paramount was involved in financing them. Any Indiana Jones movies made after Disney purchased Lucasfilm will be grouped under Disney.

 

Carolco only used Tri-Star to distribute their 2 blockbusters on the list: Rambo: First Blood Part II and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

 

Saving Private Ryan is listed under Paramount because Paramount was the big studio involved in financing the movie. Paramount developed the movie. When Steven Spielberg signed on to direct the film, Paramount allowed his company, Dreamworks, to share in the producing credit. The only reason that Paramount was not the domestic distributor is because they flipped a coin with Dreamworks to see which company would handle domestic distribution, which Dreamworks won. Paramount was the international distributor. Years later, Paramount bought Dreamworks.

 

DreamWorks Animation only used Paramount as a distributor for Shrek the Third. When Paramount purchased DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation became its own separate company and was not owned by Paramount. DreamWorks Animation was eventually purchased by Universal.

 

Crocodile Dundee is listed under Rimfire Films LTD because Paul Hogan financed and owned the film himself through his company, Rimfire Films LTD. Paramount was only used as the U.S. distributor.

 

The Sixth Sense is listed under Spyglass Entertainment because they financed the movie on their own. Disney sold the production rights to Spyglass. Spyglass only used Disney as a distributor.

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is listed under The Saul Zaentz Company because Saul Zaentz financed the film himself through his own company, The Saul Zaentz Company. The movie was an independent production. United Artists was only used as a distributor.

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  1. Gone with the Wind (MGM) 1939
  2. Star Wars (Fox) 1977
  3. The Sound of Music (Fox) 1965
  4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal) 1982
  5. Titanic (Fox) 1997
  6. The Ten Commandments (Paramount) 1956
  7. Jaws (Universal) 1975
  8. Doctor Zhivago (MGM) 1965
  9. The Exorcist (WB) 1975
  10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Dis) 1937
  11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Dis) 2015
  12. 101 Dalmatians (Dis) 1961
  13. The Empire Strikes Back (LucasFilm) 1980
  14. Ben-Hur (MGM) 1959
  15. Avatar (Fox) 2009
  16. Avengers: Endgame (Dis) 2019
  17. Return of the Jedi (LucasFilm) 1983
  18. Jurassic Park (Universal) 1993
  19. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (LucasFilm) 1999
  20. The Lion King (Dis) 1994
  21. The Sting (Universal) 1973
  22. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount) 1981
  23. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony) 2021
  24. The Graduate (Avco Embassy) 1967
  25. Fantasia (Dis) 1940
  26. The Godfather (Paramount) 1972
  27. Forrest Gump (Paramount) 1994
  28. Mary Poppins (Dis) 1964
  29. Grease (Paramount) 1978
  30. Marvel's The Avengers (Dis) 2012
  31. Jurassic World (Universal) 2015
  32. Black Panther (Dis) 2018
  33. Thunderball (UA) 1965
  34. The Dark Knight (WB) 2008
  35. The Jungle Book (Dis) 1967
  36. Sleeping Beauty (Dis) 1959
  37. Avengers: Infinity War (Dis) 2018
  38. Ghostbusters (Sony) 1984
  39. Shrek 2 (DreamWorks) 2004
  40. Spider-Man (Sony) 2002
  41. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Fox) 1969
  42. Love Story (Paramount) 1970
  43. Independence Day (Fox) 1996
  44. Home Alone (Fox) 1990
  45. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Dis) 2017
  46. Pinocchio (Dis) 1940
  47. Cleopatra  (Fox) 1963
  48. Beverly Hills Cop (Paramount) 1984
  49. Goldfinger (UA) 1964
  50. Incredibles 2 (Dis) 2018
  51. Airport (Universal) 1970
  52. American Graffiti (Universal) 1973
  53. The Robe (Fox) 1953
  54. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Dis) 2006
  55. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) 2022
  56. Around the World in 80 Days (UA) 1956
  57. Bambi (Dis) 1942
  58. Blazing Saddles (WB) 1974
  59. Batman (WB) 1989
  60. The Bells of St. Mary's (RKO) 1945
  61. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (WB) 2003
  62. Finding Nemo (Dis) 2003
  63. The Towering Inferno (Fox) 1974
  64. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dis) 2016
  65. The Lion King (Dis) 2019
  66. Cinderella (Dis) 1950
  67. Spider-Man 2 (Sony) 2004
  68. My Fair Lady (WB) 1964
  69. The Greatest Show on Earth (Paramount) 1952
  70. National Lampoon's Animal House (Universal) 1978
  71. The Passion of the Christ (Icon Pictures) 2004
  72. Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (LucasFilm) 2005
  73. Back to the Future (Universal) 1985
  74. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (WB) 2002
  75. The Dark Knight Rises (WB) 2012
  76. The Sixth Sense (Spyglass) 1999
  77. Superman (WB) 1978
  78. Tootsie (Sony) 1982
  79. Smokey and the Bandit (Universal) 1977
  80. Beauty and the Beast (Dis) 2017
  81. Finding Dory (Dis) 2016
  82. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (WB) 2001
  83. West Side Story (UA) 1961
  84. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Sony) 1977
  85. Lady and the Tramp (Dis) 1955
  86. Lawrence of Arabia (Sony) 1962
  87. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox) 1975
  88. Rocky (UA) 1976
  89. The Best Years of Our Lives (Samuel Goldwyn) 1946
  90. Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker (Dis) 2019
  91. The Poseidon Adventure (Fox) 1972
  92. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (WB) 2001
  93. Twister (WB) 1996
  94. Men in Black (Sony) 1997
  95. The Bridge on the River Kwai (Sony) 1957
  96. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Paramount) 2009
  97. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (UA) 1963
  98. Swiss Family Robinson (Dis) 1960
  99. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (The Saul Zaentz Company) 1975
  100. M.A.S.H. (Fox) 1970
  101. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Paramount) 1984
  102. Star Wars: Episode II- Attack of the Clones (LucasFilm) 2002
  103. Avengers: Age of Ultron (Dis) 2015
  104. Toy Story 3 (Dis) 2010
  105. Mrs. Doubtfire (Fox) 1993
  106. White Christmas (Paramount) 1954
  107. Aladdin (Dis) 1992
  108. How the West Was Won (MGM) 1963
  109. Ghost (Paramount) 1990
  110. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate) 2013
  111. Duel in the Sun (Selznick) 1946
  112. Frozen II (Dis) 2019
  113. South Pacific (Fox) 1958
  114. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) 2012
  115. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Dis) 2003
  116. House of Wax (WB) 1953
  117. Rear Window (Paramount) 1954
  118. Samson and Delilah (Paramount) 1949
  119. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Universal) 1997
  120. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Paramount) 1989
  121. Monsters, Inc. (Dis) 2001
  122. Frozen (Dis) 2013
  123. Spider-Man 3 (Sony) 2007
  124. Iron Man 3 (Dis) 2013
  125. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Carolco) 1991
  126. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (WB) 2011
  127. Toy Story 4 (Dis) 2019
  128. Sergeant York (WB) 1941
  129. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) 2000
  130. Top Gun (Paramount) 1986
  131. Toy Story (Dis) 1995
  132. Toy Story 2 (Dis) 1999
  133. Quo Vadis (MGM) 1951
  134. Captain Marvel (Dis) 2019
  135. Shrek (DreamWorks) 2001
  136. Giant (WB) 1956
  137. From Here to Eternity (Sony) 1953
  138. Shrek the Third (DreamWorks Animation) 2007
  139. Despicable Me 2 (Universal) 2013
  140. This is the Army (WB) 1943
  141. Captain America: Civil War (Dis) 2016
  142. The Matrix Reloaded (WB) 2003
  143. Transformers (Paramount) 2007
  144. Crocodile Dundee (Rimfire Films) 1986
  145. Wonder Woman (WB) 2017
  146. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal) 2019
  147. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (MGM) 1921
  148. Saving Private Ryan (Paramount) 1998
  149. Young Frankenstein (Fox) 1974
  150. Peter Pan (Dis) 1953
  151. Gremlins (WB) 1984
  152. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (WB) 2005
  153. Beauty and the Beast (Dis) 1991
  154. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Dis) 2005
  155. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (WB) 2002
  156. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Dis) 2007
  157. Fiddler on the Roof (UA) 1971
  158. The Longest Day (Fox) 1962
  159. Song of the South (Dis) 1946
  160. The Fugitive (WB) 1993
  161. The Caine Mutiny (Sony) 1954
  162. Iron Man (Marvel) 2008
  163. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount) 2011
  164. Meet the Fockers (Universal) 2004
  165. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount) 2008
  166. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony) 2017
  167. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Dis) 2022
  168. 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM) 1968
  169. Dances with Wolves (Orion) 1990
  170. An Officer and a Gentleman (Paramount) 1982
  171. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Dis) 2017
  172. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony) 2019
  173. Rain Man (MGM) 1988
  174. The Secret Life of Pets (Universal) 2016
  175. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Sony) 1967
  176. American Sniper (WB) 2014
  177. Kramer vs. Kramer (Sony) 1979
  178. Armageddon (Dis) 1998
  179. Psycho (Shamley) 1960
  180. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (WB) 2007
  181. Inside Out (Dis) 2015
  182. Rocky III (MGM) 1982
  183. Tom Jones (UA) 1963
  184. Rambo: First Blood Part II (Carolco) 1985
  185. Batman Forever (WB) 1995
  186. Deadpool (Fox) 2016
  187. Pretty Woman (Dis) 1990
  188. Earthquake (Universal) 1974
  189. Alice in Wonderland (Dis) 2010
  190. The Incredibles (Dis) 2004
  191. Cast Away (Fox) 2000
  192. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Fox) 1992
  193. The Jungle Book (Dis) 2016
  194. Three Men and a Baby (Dis) 1987
  195. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Gold Circle Films) 2002
  196. Guardians of the Galaxy (Dis) 2014
  197. Furious 7 (Universal) 2015
  198. Mission Impossible (Paramount) 1996
  199. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Dis) 1954
  200. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Lionsgate) 2014

 

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In order for me to make this list easier to understand, let me list the 13 films that Box office Mojo doesn't have data for. These are the 13 films that are being added to Box Office Mojo's top 200 list to create an accurate list of the top 200 domestic grossing films (adjusted for inflation).

 

This is the Army (WB) 1943 -                           (46,864,888 estimated tickets)

Song of the South (Dis) 1946 -                        (44,432,859 estimated tickets)

Samson and Delilah (Paramount) 1949 -           (50,139,502 estimated tickets)

Quo Vadis (MGM) 1951  -                                (47,589,917 estimated tickets)

From Here to Eternity (Sony) 1953 -                 (46,956,940 estimated tickets)

White Christmas (Paramount) 1954 -                (52,494,781 estimated tickets)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Dis) 1955 -       (40,931,673 estimated tickets)

Giant (WB) 1956 -                                           (47,058,601 estimated tickets)

South Pacific (Fox) 1958 -                                (50,921,234 estimated tickets)

The Longest Day (Fox) 1962 -                          (44,532,503 estimated tickets)

How the West Was Won (MGM) 1963 -              (51,969,514 estimated tickets)

Tom Jones (UA) 1963 -                                    (42,442,586 estimated tickets)

Fiddler on the Roof (UA) 1971 -                         (44,697,391 estimated tickets)

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For the Disney ones, you have to take into account that some (Snow White, 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, Lion King, etc,) were rereleased several times.

You can say that about every movie being released before the mid eighties and´the advent of the vhs.
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For the Disney ones, you have to take into account that some (Snow White, 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, Lion King, etc,) were rereleased several times.

 

I always include re-releases. A movie can continue to be re-released and add to its box office numbers. That's the beauty of following the box office. The box office is fluid. Movies are timeless classics and their box office runs can continue as long as people are willing to pay to see the movies in the movie theater.

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Interesting list.One correction: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World was United Artists, not MGM.Also, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse actually predates the merger that formed MGM, it was just Metro Pictures. Not sure whether you'd still consider it MGM...

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Interesting list.One correction: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World was United Artists, not MGM.Also, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse actually predates the merger that formed MGM, it was just Metro Pictures. Not sure whether you'd still consider it MGM...

 

Thank you for the information on It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

 

I consider The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to be MGM because it was made by Marcus Loew's Metro Pictures. Eventually, Marcus Loew would merge Metro Pictures with Goldwyn Pictures, and later on with Louie B Mayer Productions to form MGM. So The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is really made by the company that became MGM, so it's essentially MGM.

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Nice work!

 

Seeing Redford and Newman break the top 200 with two different studios again makes me sad they didn't make more movies together.   I think that will always bother me.

 

I also count re-releases.   If the public is willing to pay to see it....that's exactly what box office is supposed to show us.   If Ghostbusters would have made 50 million this past weekend, that's a huge compliment to the movie and certainly should count.   There are some movies which managed to retain their appeal over several generations...that's an awesome achievement.

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The list has been updated to reflect the addition of Guardians of the Galaxy.

 

Stir Crazy has been removed from the list.

 

*STIR CRAZY* was one of the 200 highest grossing movies of all time adjusted for inflation (I mean, was until a little while ago)?  I actually kinda liked it when it came out, but I'm a little appalled.

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Here is some analysis about the list as it currently stands. This is only a glimpse and will change over time as new blockbusters make their way onto the list.

 

Right now, Disney, Warner Bros., and Paramount combine for 103 movies on the list. That's an amazing total. Those 3 studios make up more than half of the most successful blockbusters of all-time.

 

There is always a lot of talk about newer movies having a tougher time competing with older movies. However, looking at this list, that argument doesn't hold true. Here is a breakdown of the movies on this list by decade:

 

1920's/1930's - 3

 

1940's -11

 

1950's- 19

 

1960's- 23

 

1970's- 27

 

1980's- 25

 

1990's- 32

 

2000's- 42

 

2010's- 18

 

 

It seems pretty clear from the above data that modern blockbusters are having no problem competing against older blockbusters.

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I'm not sure about that. Sone of the ones on BO.com adjust lower (Star Wars, Doctor Zhivago, The Exorcist), but some of them adjust higher (Gone With the Wind is $1.9 billion).

When working with movies that had re-releases prior to 1982, I feel like the lower adjustment should be used...

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I'm not sure about that. Sone of the ones on BO.com adjust lower (Star Wars, Doctor Zhivago, The Exorcist), but some of them adjust higher (Gone With the Wind is $1.9 billion).

When working with movies that had re-releases prior to 1982, I feel like the lower adjustment should be used...

 

Mojo's list is accurate. I will be using Mojo's list with the older movies from Box Office.com added in.

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The difference between Box Office Mojo's list and BoxOffice.com's list is that Box office Mojo was able to obtain admissions numbers for some of the movies. Therefore, they use those admissions numbers in their calculations.

 

I discovered this by looking at Around the World in 80 Days. Box Office Mojo does not list the re-releases. However, when you run the numbers using their adjuster, it becomes clear that they do calculate for them because Mojo lists a lower gross than the movie would have earned if the whole box office total was attributed to its original release year. This experiment was followed with 101 Dalmatians, where Mojo's listed numbers give a similar gross to what Box Office.com has listed as the adjusted gross. However, Mojo has a higher adjusted gross listed. And the reason for this, as Mojo states, is because they were able to get the actual admissions numbers for some of the movies.

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