?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Those movies - Eric's House Of Ego
July 12th, 2008
10:31 am

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Those movies


1. Titanic (1997) $600,779,824
2. Star Wars (1977) $460,935,665
3. Shrek 2 (2004) $436,471,036
4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $434,949,459
5. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) $431,065,444
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) $423,032,628
7. Spider-Man (2002) $403,706,375
8. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) $380,262,555
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $377,019,252
10. Spider-Man 2 (2004) $373,377,893

11. The Passion of the Christ (2004) $370,270,943
12. Jurassic Park (1993) $356,784,000
13. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $340,478,898
14. Finding Nemo (2003) $339,714,367
15. Spider-Man 3 (2007) $336,530,303
16. Forrest Gump (1994) $329,691,196
17. The Lion King (1994) $328,423,001
18. Shrek the Third (2007) $320,706,665
19. Transformers (2007) $318,759,914
20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone (2001) $317,557,891
21. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $313,837,577
22. Iron Man (2008) $311,708,133
23. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) $310,675,583
24. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) $309,404,152
25. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) $309,125,40


I don't really remember which I saw in the theater, but it was most of them.

(15 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:ntrlstgrl
Date:July 12th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Saw The Passion of the Christ, haven't seen Shrek the Third, will never watch Titanic ever. Big boat hits big piece of ice; boat sinks. Everyone drowns. Been there done that. The sinking of the Andrea Doria was actually a more interesting and gripping story. *shrug* I dunno; I feel about Titanic the way a friend of mine feels about The Princess Bride. She refuses to watch that one the way I refuse to watch the boat sink.

That's a lot of movies...wonder (other than Iron Man) if any of this year's films will knock any of those off the top 25 list.
[User Picture]
From:tigertoy
Date:July 12th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
(Link)
But... but... The Princess Bride is practically the whole reason for movies to exist.

Titanic isn't about the boat sinking. The disaster is just the background for a much more intimate story. I had my doubts when I saw it, but I did see it, and I don't regret it.

I wonder how high Iron Man will be on the list after a couple of years of DVD sales. Heck, it's probably still playing in some theatres.
[User Picture]
From:fredhuggins
Date:July 13th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
(Link)
"a much more intimate story" with the same cliched boy-meets-girl beats everyone's seen a million damn times before.

Don't get me wrong, I actually liked Titanic - but only because the disaster sequences look so amazing. And, I respect how much homework the producers did to make sure the events were historically accurate. If the events themselves don't interest you, take a pass.
[User Picture]
From:ntrlstgrl
Date:July 13th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
(Link)
Completely agree about Princess. :) One of my favorites ever.

Wasn't inclined/interested by anything about Titanic when it appeared in theatres; am still not interested. I like boy-meets-girl stories...just not that one. Like Winslet, detest DiCaprio, although I like his enviroethics, but I can live without him as an actor. *shrug*
[User Picture]
From:petdance
Date:July 12th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Big boat hits big piece of ice; boat sinks. Everyone drowns. Been there done that.

By that logic you don't need to see any Christ movie, either.

Agreed with what [Unknown LJ tag] says. Plus, Winslet!
[User Picture]
From:ntrlstgrl
Date:July 13th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
(Link)
Saw Passion as a discussion point...afterwards wished I hadn't. Have decided I don't need to see fictional versions of someone else's faith/religion to bolster/batter my own.
[User Picture]
From:tigertoy
Date:July 12th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I think it would be a much more interesting list if it were adjusted for inflation. (How would Gone With the Wind or Casablanca rate on those terms?) That would be a bit of work, since some movies, especially Star Wars, have accumulated money for a long time; you need to break the income down by year and adjust each year's income appropriately.
[User Picture]
From:ericcoleman
Date:July 12th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Casablanca did not do well at the time. It was only some years later that it was recognized as the classic that it is.
[User Picture]
From:tigertoy
Date:July 12th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yeah, but over all the years that it's been recognized as a classic it must have been seen by a lot of people and sold a lot of copies on various media. These revenue figures usually include video sales, not just actual box office receipts. (Accounting for "box office receipts" from all the student groups showing it on campus would be, um, challenging -- but if you care how popular the movie was, rather than how much money the studio made, it's just as legitimate.)
[User Picture]
From:fredhuggins
Date:July 13th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
(Link)
Actually, they don't. These figures ONLY represent the domestic box office gross - no overseas, no video/DVD sales, no ad revenue for TV airings, and no adjustment for inflation.

It WOULD be interesting to see how kind inflation has been to "Gone With The Wind" or "Snow White And The Seven Dwarves" - but alas, nobody was really counting at the time. Both those films HAVE grossed hundreds of millions, but only through reissues.
[User Picture]
From:jannyblue
Date:July 12th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'm missing 1, 6, 11, 18 and 24...

I know some folks will be shocked about my not having seen #18, since the first one in that series is currently my favorite movie...

Although I did see WALL-E today, and I really liked that one, too.

Edited at 2008-07-12 09:39 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]
From:fredhuggins
Date:July 13th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
(Link)
I've seen them all except Passion (didn't give a shit), Transformers (knew it would suck) and Iron Man (I've been PISS POOR the last few months, but I'll definitely Netflix it).
[User Picture]
From:ntrlstgrl
Date:July 13th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
(Link)
Passion is beautiful, from a strictly artistic point of view.

James Caviezel should have gotten awards for physical stamina; he was struck by lightning, came down with pneumonia (I think) and dislocated his shoulder (if I remember correctly). He also was struck once by the cat-o-nine-tails when they missed the board strapped to his back during the whipping scene. Brutal.

Other than that...you're not missing much having skipped it. Of course I went to see it with two severely conservative religious people, and I am a bit more liberally minded than either of the people I went with...neither of whom is still in my circle of acquaintances. Fairly certain that for one of them my reaction to the movie was part of why. I don't miss him.
[User Picture]
From:fredhuggins
Date:July 13th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
(Link)
So Passion is basically Titanic for the religious? Not much of a solid central core, but it's incredibly visceral and had some great production stories?

Fair enough, I guess. I still gotta give the nod to Titanic because you don't have to merely BELIEVE a ship really sank.
[User Picture]
From:ntrlstgrl
Date:July 13th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I wouldn't have thought of it that way, but I could see that point of view. I suppose it depends on what someone believes...or is interested in.
Eric Coleman, Curmudgeon Powered by LiveJournal.com