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CONGRATULATIONS STAR WARS: ANH, 40 YEARS IN THE TOP 10

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CONGRATS TO STAR WARS FOR SUCH AN AMAZING RUN. :ty:  Beauty and the Beast will soon knock Star Wars: Episode 4 out of the top 10 All Time domestic boxoffice list (unadjusted). While it's obviously one of the highest grossing films, adjusted for inflation, the unadjusted list is more frequently cited and referenced. I remember a time when Raiders of the Lost Ark was in the top 10. It goes to show the mass appeal and enduring popularity of Star Wars that a  film from the 1970s remained there for so long.

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7 minutes ago, Noctis said:

It had two re-releases, one did $15m and the other $138m. 

 

It would have been down ages ago if they kept its original box office run. 

Don't ruin the fun

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15 minutes ago, Noctis said:

It had two re-releases, one did $15m and the other $138m. 

 

It would have been down ages ago if they kept its original box office run. 

New Hope actually did 220m in its original run. Had about 5-6 major re-releases.

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26 minutes ago, Noctis said:

It had two re-releases, one did $15m and the other $138m. 

 

It would have been down ages ago if they kept its original box office run. 

 

Which proves how incredibly popular it was.  No other movie had that much demand from the public to had a re-release run as successful as SW.  

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5 minutes ago, langer said:

 

Which proves how incredibly popular it was.  No other movie had that much demand from the public to had a re-release run as successful as SW.  

 

Mediocrity has always been constantly celebrated in the US. Case in point...Star Wars. 

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On 16/04/2017 at 5:28 AM, Noctis said:

 

Mediocrity has always been constantly celebrated in the US. Case in point...Star Wars. 

It's almost like TFA isn't the highest grossing film of all-time (unadjusted) in UK.

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Guys, just ignore Noctis.  He's never liked SW and doesn't understand why its so popular.  Don't let one person ruin this thread.  He's entitled to his opinion.  It doesn't mean anything to those of us who do like SW, so let him be confused about the success of SW.  He can have Potter, his love, his passion, his mistress.  

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For the re-release thing, it is ok to make first run list, but all theatrical run are also good and better when talking about a movie box office.

 

All the movie released in 77 or before had the same playing field, all of them could have got re-release has much as star wars if they would have been has popular there is nothing going against the objective of comparing box office here (ranking how popular different movie were)

 

If Terminator 2 re-release does well, it will show great staying power for that classic too.

 

If you remove re-release for Star wars total you need to do it for all the others movies, most movies in the top adjusted will have re-release, including Phantom Menace, Titanic and more recent stuff, re-releasing come will all popular movies (we had those Back to futures one last year or the year before).

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Not to mention that up thru the mid-80s it was common for movies to be re-released. Home video was just beginning to explode but for studios, it was easy money to ship out several hundred prints from a hugely successful movie and reap the rewards. Low-cost, big returns. Even movies with "super-wide" releases like ROTJ wouldn't have made it into every theater around, so re-releases were a way to get them into every tiny community as well as giving fans another chance to see them on the big-screen... and in those days there was an enormous difference between watching at home vs watching in theaters. 

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