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Global Top Movies of All-Time (Admissions)

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This is a work-in-progress thread - I am attempting to collect a list of the top movies of all-time globally based on admissions but as you can imagine there are a lot of gaps!

I wanted to share my progress so far and ask for help in filling in some of the blanks. I have focused on the major regions to begin with and would like to start on others such as the rest of Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Chile and so on.

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Good luck, but your list isn't close to accurate. The fact that you're missing HP1 and HP2 is glaring. HP4 and HP8 also sold a shitload of admissions worldwide.

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12 minutes ago, Noctis said:

Good luck, but your list isn't close to accurate. The fact that you're missing HP1 and HP2 is glaring. HP4 and HP8 also sold a shitload of admissions worldwide.

Which position do you think they will be? I don't think any HP movie will be above any film from that list. They didn't have the current big markets where you could have more admissions for less money. 

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@Broshnat

This should help 

 

1) Titanic 111,420,225
2) Avatar 89,868,084
3) The Lord of The Rings The Fellowship of The Ring 61,260,314
4) Harry Potter The Sorcerers Stone 60,577,911
5) The Lord of The Rings The Return Of The King 55,704,577
6) The Lord of The Rings The Two Towers 55,605,106
7) Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets 52,801,837
8) Minions 49,936,572
9) Skyfall 49,651,063
10) Star Wars The Phantom Menace 48,410,316
11) Finding Nemo 46,479,045
12) Star Wars The Force Awakens 46,041,650 *
13) The Pirates of The Carribean Dead Man's Chest 45,005,547
14) Shrek 2 44,617,053
15) Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows 2 44,483,733
16) Harry Potter The Goblet of Fire 44,402,966
17) Ice Age The Dawn of The Dinosaurs 3,748,747
18) Spectre 43,188,000
19) Ice Age Continental Drift 42,847,191
20) Independence Day 42,595,682

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3 minutes ago, Premium George said:

Which position do you think they will be? I don't think any HP movie will be above any film from that list. They didn't have the current big markets where you could have more admissions for less money. 

I don't think there will be any too. But If there is it will be the first one

BOM estimates 55m tickets in America and the list above shows 60m tickets in Europe but no way there are 40m more.

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The problem is that this list can never be accurate mainly due to the US where the estimations are never accurate because you can't take into account the 3D share of the movie and other stuff.

I am surprised thought that admissions numbers are available nowhere. Not even studios know them?

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26 minutes ago, Noctis said:

Good luck, but your list isn't close to accurate. The fact that you're missing HP1 and HP2 is glaring. HP4 and HP8 also sold a shitload of admissions worldwide.

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15 minutes ago, FantasticBeasts said:

@Broshnat

This should help 

 

1) Titanic 111,420,225
2) Avatar 89,868,084
3) The Lord of The Rings The Fellowship of The Ring 61,260,314
4) Harry Potter The Sorcerers Stone 60,577,911
5) The Lord of The Rings The Return Of The King 55,704,577
6) The Lord of The Rings The Two Towers 55,605,106
7) Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets 52,801,837
8) Minions 49,936,572
9) Skyfall 49,651,063
10) Star Wars The Phantom Menace 48,410,316
11) Finding Nemo 46,479,045
12) Star Wars The Force Awakens 46,041,650 *
13) The Pirates of The Carribean Dead Man's Chest 45,005,547
14) Shrek 2 44,617,053
15) Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows 2 44,483,733
16) Harry Potter The Goblet of Fire 44,402,966
17) Ice Age The Dawn of The Dinosaurs 3,748,747
18) Spectre 43,188,000
19) Ice Age Continental Drift 42,847,191
20) Independence Day 42,595,682

I love Europe

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16 minutes ago, FantasticBeasts said:

@Broshnat

This should help 

 

1) Titanic 111,420,225
2) Avatar 89,868,084
3) The Lord of The Rings The Fellowship of The Ring 61,260,314
4) Harry Potter The Sorcerers Stone 60,577,911
5) The Lord of The Rings The Return Of The King 55,704,577
6) The Lord of The Rings The Two Towers 55,605,106
7) Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets 52,801,837
8) Minions 49,936,572
9) Skyfall 49,651,063
10) Star Wars The Phantom Menace 48,410,316
11) Finding Nemo 46,479,045
12) Star Wars The Force Awakens 46,041,650 *
13) The Pirates of The Carribean Dead Man's Chest 45,005,547
14) Shrek 2 44,617,053
15) Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows 2 44,483,733
16) Harry Potter The Goblet of Fire 44,402,966
17) Ice Age The Dawn of The Dinosaurs 3,748,747
18) Spectre 43,188,000
19) Ice Age Continental Drift 42,847,191
20) Independence Day 42,595,682

 

Yes I have seen that list - shame there is nothing from pre 1996?

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Just putting it out there, the movie with highest number of Ticket Sales in India is the Bollywood movie "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!" with 73,967,000 tickets sold.

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8 minutes ago, Istealnames said:

Just putting it out there, the movie with highest number of Ticket Sales in India is the Bollywood movie "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!" with 73,967,000 tickets sold.

Didn't bahubali 2 broke that record. Heard above 90m for it.

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5 minutes ago, Premium George said:

Didn't bahubali 2 broke that record. Heard above 90m for it.

Indeed, my bad, I forgot about them. Bahubali 2 had more tickets sold since it had multilingual releases in India.

It's number is 105,000,000. There are legacy films with probably higher ticket sales, but they came out in an era with no data collection in India. (Mother India, Mughal-e-azam, Sholay).

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24 minutes ago, Premium George said:

Which position do you think they will be? I don't think any HP movie will be above any film from that list. They didn't have the current big markets where you could have more admissions for less money. 

That is the key. Recent successes like Jurassic World, Furious, MCU or Star Wars have an obvious advantage thanks to their big huge numbers in China or Latin America. Any advantage that Harry Potter, LOTR or older franchises could take in Europe, Japan or Australia, are hugely compensated with China, Brazil and Mexico.

 

The best example is Wolf Warrior 2. With basically one market, it ranks #16. And it has not reached $900m. But that only market has sold 3 times what HP1, HP2 or LOTR did in whole Europe. Another thing is if you exclude certain markets, but that would not be fair either. Where we can put the limit? It is really difficult. It is obvious that expanding markets, specially China, distorts any possible global comparison.

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54 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

I love Europe

I guess you like the gap of admissions with Avatar. And since you like to take Avatar WW gross as an unit:

 

Europe admissions (A=89,868,084 admissions of Avatar in Europe)

FOTR = 0.68A

HP1 = 0.67A

ROTK = 0.62A

TTT = 0.62A

HP2 = 0.59A

 

Worldwide gross: (A=2.788b dollars of Avatar worldwide)

FOTR = 0.31A

HP1 = 0.35A

ROTK = 0.40A

TTT = 0.33A

HP2 = 0.31A

 

Europe admissions just show that the distance between Avatar and the next ones in Europe is way lower than grosses say. You should be more grateful to inflation, 3D, ER or other parts of the world, not specially to Europe admissions.

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59 minutes ago, Broshnat said:

 

Yes I have seen that list - shame there is nothing from pre 1996?

I think that, at least, Jurassic Park, E.T, The Lion King or Star Wars would be in that list. But we do not have reliable data of every European country. Just some of them:

 

Lion King: France+Germany+Italy+Spain: 33 million admissions

Jurassic Park: France+Germany+Spain: 22 million

E.T: France+Germany+Spain: 25.9 million

Star Wars: France+Germany+Italy+Spain: 26.7 million admissions

 

And UK was big for all of those films for sure, but there are not admissions data available, just estimations.

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1 hour ago, Istealnames said:

Indeed, my bad, I forgot about them. Bahubali 2 had more tickets sold since it had multilingual releases in India.

It's number is 105,000,000. There are legacy films with probably higher ticket sales, but they came out in an era with no data collection in India. (Mother India, Mughal-e-azam, Sholay).

How accurate is the per year list in this-

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_Indian_films

According to this Mughle-azam gross by inflation is 2000cr. Which puts it at a massive 148m tickets. 

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2 hours ago, Premium George said:

How accurate is the per year list in this-

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_Indian_films

According to this Mughle-azam gross by inflation is 2000cr. Which puts it at a massive 148m tickets. 

It sounds probable, honestly data at that time was pretty scant. Movies like Mughal-e-azam and Sholay ran for months if not years, much like the era of Gone with the Wind. During that period the Indian economy was pretty stagnant and I don't think ticket prices inflated by a lot until the arrival of multiplexes.

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7 hours ago, Broshnat said:

Hi everyone

 

This is a work-in-progress thread - I am attempting to collect a list of the top movies of all-time globally based on admissions but as you can imagine there are a lot of gaps!

I wanted to share my progress so far and ask for help in filling in some of the blanks. I have focused on the major regions to begin with and would like to start on others such as the rest of Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Chile and so on.

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