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  • The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

    IMDB takes a look at the 25 all-time Box Office winners... but with adjusted ticket prices! Disney wins 9 slots.

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    I typed it all out below for a quicker visual. The dollar amount is the adjusted gross.

    25. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - $513 million

    24. The Dark Knight (2008) - $532 million

    23. Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - $539 million

    22. The Ten Commandments (1956) - $541 million

    21. The Graduate (1967) - $575 million

    20. Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - $583 million

    19. Peter Pan (1953) - $602 million

    18. Mary Poppins (1964) - $583 million (must be a typo)

    17. Lady and the Tramp (1955) - $643 million


    16. Doctor Zhivago (1965) - $653 million

    15. The Sting (1973) - $661 million

    14. Ghost Busters (1984) - $670 million

    13. Titanic (1997) - $678 million

    12. The Exorcist (1973) - $726 million

    11. The Jungle Book (1967) - $781 million

    10. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - $865 million

    9. Jaws (1975) - $889 million

    8. One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961) - $942 million

    7. The Sound of Music (1965) - $953 million

    6. Fantasia (1940) - $1.01 billion

    5. Pinocchio (1940) - $1.11 billion


    4. Star Wars (1977) - $1.13 billion

    3. Bambi (1942) - $1.16 billion

    2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - $1.39 billion


    1. Gone with the Wind (1939) - $1.75 billion



    So how many have you seen? I need to see 7 of those still.
    Last edited by Coheteboy; 02-10-2009, 03:04 PM.


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    Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

    I've seen all 25.

    I am a bit confused on how IMDB gathered their information for the price adjusting. I have always thought that GWTW was #1 with Titanic a close second. I also didn't realize how many Disney films would be on that list.


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    • #3
      Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

      I'm shocked to see Fantasia in the #6 spot. I know that it didn't make money on its initial release. Perhaps it is because it was re-released so many times.
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        Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

        Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
        I'm shocked to see Fantasia in the #6 spot. I know that it didn't make money on its initial release. Perhaps it is because it was re-released so many times.


        Yah i was wondering that also. But now that you brought up that it was re-released... that's definitely how most of those animated features get so high up.

        Same with Star Wars original trilogy... the special edition counts in their favor.

        But look at Ghost Busters! Hahahha rad.


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        • #5
          Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

          I've seen 21 as of now. Hope to see Doctor on TCM on the 27th as I'm sure to love it. The others I haven't seen are:

          The Graduate (might see)
          The Sting (might see, but it sounds like Butch Cassidy 2 anyway)
          The Exorcist (not a fan of the genre past stuff from the early 60s)

          OK GWTW was NOT released in 1975.
          I like The Happiest Millionaire. What's wrong with that?

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            Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

            Originally posted by Angie_Duke View Post
            OK GWTW was NOT released in 1975.

            Fixed!


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            • #7
              Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

              Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the only non-sequel, different genre repeat stars - nice!

              'The Graduate' is the surprise on the list for me. Would've guessed 'Bonnie & Clyde' in there somewhere.
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                Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                I have seen all 25 and I'm still traumatized at number 12 after all these years. I can never look at Linda Blair the same way again.

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                • #9
                  Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                  Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
                  Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the only non-sequel, different genre repeat stars - nice!
                  Julie Andrews as well.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                    box office mojo has been maintaining these types of lists for a long time.. and they differ quite significantly from the IMDB version.

                    All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

                    RankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted GrossUnadjusted GrossYear^
                    1 Gone with the Wind MGM $1,454,721,300 $198,676,459 1939^
                    2 Star Wars Fox $1,282,461,100 $460,998,007 1977^
                    3 The Sound of Music Fox $1,025,390,700 $158,671,368 1965
                    4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $1,021,351,200 $435,110,554 1982^
                    5 The Ten Commandments Par. $943,200,000 $65,500,000 1956
                    6 Titanic Par. $924,090,400 $600,788,188 1997
                    7 Jaws Uni. $922,167,500 $260,000,000 1975
                    8 Doctor Zhivago MGM $893,775,300 $111,721,910 1965
                    9 The Exorcist WB $796,094,400 $232,671,011 1973^
                    10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dis. $784,800,000 $184,925,486 1937^
                    11 101 Dalmatians Dis. $719,404,200 $144,880,014 1961^
                    12 The Empire Strikes Back Fox $706,900,600 $290,475,067 1980^
                    13 Ben-Hur MGM $705,600,000 $74,000,000 1959
                    14 Return of the Jedi Fox $677,227,800 $309,306,177 1983^
                    15 The Sting Uni. $641,828,600 $156,000,000 1973
                    16 Raiders of the Lost Ark Par. $634,621,400 $242,374,454 1981^
                    17 Jurassic Park Uni. $620,682,100 $357,067,947 1993
                    18 The Graduate AVCO $616,114,000 $104,901,839 1967^
                    19 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $610,745,800 $431,088,301 1999
                    20 Fantasia Dis. $597,913,000 $76,408,097 1941^
                    21 The Godfather Par. $568,242,500 $134,966,411 1972^
                    22 Forrest Gump Par. $565,528,400 $329,694,499 1994
                    23 Mary Poppins Dis. $562,909,100 $102,272,727 1964^
                    24 The Lion King BV $556,068,900 $328,541,776 1994^
                    25 Grease Par. $553,836,600 $188,389,888 1978^
                    26 Thunderball UA $538,560,000 $63,595,658 1965
                    27 The Dark Knight WB $532,852,800 $532,852,758 2008
                    28 The Jungle Book Dis. $530,495,400 $141,843,612 1967^
                    29 Sleeping Beauty Dis. $523,267,600 $51,600,000 1959^
                    30 Shrek 2 DW $511,566,700 $441,226,247 2004
                    31 Ghostbusters Col. $509,260,400 $238,632,124 1984^
                    32 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Fox $508,016,500 $102,308,889 1969
                    33 Love Story Par. $503,986,600 $106,397,186 1970
                    34 Spider-Man Sony $500,290,200 $403,706,375 2002
                    35 Independence Day Fox $498,735,900 $306,169,268 1996
                    36 Home Alone Fox $487,686,200 $285,761,243 1990
                    37 Pinocchio Dis. $485,304,000 $84,254,167 1940^
                    38 Cleopatra (1963) Fox $483,720,900 $57,777,778 1963
                    39 Beverly Hills Cop Par. $483,480,100 $234,760,478 1984
                    40 Goldfinger UA $477,360,000 $51,081,062 1964
                    41 Airport Uni. $476,001,200 $100,489,151 1970
                    42 American Graffiti Uni. $473,142,900 $115,000,000 1973
                    43 The Robe Fox $471,272,700 $36,000,000 1953
                    44 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BV $465,324,200 $423,315,812 2006
                    45 Around the World in 80 Days UA $465,230,800 $42,000,000 1956
                    46 Bambi RKO $458,729,600 $102,247,150 1942^
                    47 Blazing Saddles WB $455,238,100 $119,500,000 1974
                    48 Batman WB $453,273,200 $251,188,924 1989
                    49 The Bells of St. Mary's RKO $451,764,700 $21,333,333 1945
                    50 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $443,074,600 $377,027,325 2003
                    51 The Towering Inferno Fox $441,904,800 $116,000,000 1974
                    52 Spider-Man 2 Sony $433,143,000 $373,585,825 2004
                    53 My Fair Lady WB $432,000,000 $72,000,000 1964
                    54 The Greatest Show on Earth Par. $432,000,000 $36,000,000 1952
                    55 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $431,209,900 $141,600,000 1978^
                    56 The Passion of the Christ NM $429,874,900 $370,782,930 2004^
                    57 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $427,137,000 $380,270,577 2005
                    58 Back to the Future Uni. $425,164,700 $210,609,762 1985
                    59 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $414,939,000 $341,786,758 2002^
                    60 The Sixth Sense BV $414,569,700 $293,506,292 1999
                    61 Superman WB $412,978,500 $134,218,018 1978
                    62 Tootsie Col. $409,708,400 $177,200,000 1982
                    63 Smokey and the Bandit Uni. $409,197,100 $126,737,428 1977
                    64 Finding Nemo BV $405,629,800 $339,714,978 2003
                    65 West Side Story MGM $402,986,100 $43,656,822 1961
                    66 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $402,573,500 $317,575,550 2001
                    67 Lady and the Tramp Dis. $401,291,200 $93,602,326 1955^
                    68 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Col. $400,143,900 $132,088,635 1977^
                    69 Lawrence of Arabia Col. $398,761,600 $44,824,144 1962^
                    70 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Fox $396,499,900 $112,892,319 1975
                    71 Rocky UA $396,287,800 $117,235,147 1976
                    72 The Best Years of Our Lives RKO $396,000,000 $23,650,000 1946
                    73 The Poseidon Adventure Fox $395,294,100 $84,563,118 1972
                    74 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $393,868,200 $314,776,170 2001^
                    75 Twister WB $393,754,500 $241,721,524 1996
                    76 Men in Black Sony $393,240,100 $250,690,539 1997
                    77 The Bridge on the River Kwai Col. $391,680,000 $27,200,000 1957
                    78 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World MGM $387,903,000 $46,332,858 1963
                    79 Swiss Family Robinson Dis. $387,417,600 $40,356,000 1960
                    80 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest UA $386,534,600 $108,981,275 1975
                    81 M.A.S.H. Fox $386,526,300 $81,600,000 1970
                    82 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. $385,436,300 $179,870,271 1984
                    83 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox $384,973,000 $310,676,740 2002^
                    84 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $379,327,600 $219,195,243 1993
                    85 Aladdin BV $377,584,900 $217,350,219 1992
                    86 Ghost Par. $370,549,600 $217,631,306 1990
                    87 Duel in the Sun Selz. $367,346,900 $20,408,163 1946
                    88 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl BV $364,672,100 $305,413,918 2003
                    89 House of Wax WB $363,829,800 $23,750,000 1953
                    90 Rear Window Par. $362,554,100 $36,764,313 1954^
                    91 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Uni. $359,351,600 $229,086,679 1997
                    92 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Par. $355,798,700 $197,171,806 1989
                    93 Spider-Man 3 Sony $352,182,900 $336,530,303 2007
                    94 Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriS $350,325,900 $204,843,345 1991
                    95 Sergeant York WB $346,487,000 $16,361,885 1941
                    96 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $346,369,100 $260,044,825 2000
                    97 Toy Story 2 BV $344,423,000 $245,852,179 1999^
                    98 Top Gun Par. $343,090,100 $176,786,701 1986
                    99 Shrek DW $340,492,600 $267,665,011 2001
                    100 Shrek the Third P/DW $337,730,200 $322,719,944 2007

                    CHART NOTES
                    * Adjusted to the estimated 2009 average ticket price of $7.20. Inflation-adjustment is mostly done by multiplying estimated admissions by the latest average ticket price. Where admissions are unavailable, adjustment is based on the average ticket price for when each movie was released (taking in to account re-releases where applicable).
                    ^ Indicates multiple theatrical releases. The year shown is the first year of release.
                    Most pre-1980 pictures achieved their totals through multiple releases, especially Disney animated features which made much of their totals in the past few decades belying their original release dates in terms of adjustment. For example, Snow White has made $118,328,683 of its unadjusted $184,925,486 total since 1983. Click here for more about adjusting for movie ticket price inflation.
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                    Last edited by sir clinksalot; 02-10-2009, 03:57 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                      Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                      Julie Andrews as well.
                      Hers were both from the same genre: musicals, but congrats to her as well!
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                      • #12
                        Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                        i've seen all 25 as well, most of them multiple times
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                        • #13
                          Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                          Interesting list, I've seen most of them but there are a few that I have yet to get a hold of.

                          25. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - $513 million

                          24. The Dark Knight (2008) - $532 million

                          22. The Ten Commandments (1956) - $541 million

                          21. The Graduate (1967) - $575 million

                          16. Doctor Zhivago (1965) - $653 million

                          15. The Sting (1973) - $661 million

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                            Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                            Many of those movies benefited from multiple releases over the years. That was certainly the norm for Disney, but GWTW was shown that way as well. I remember seeing it in a theater with my family in the late '60s or early '70s.

                            I've seen all the movies on both lists, with the exception of:

                            Dr. Zhivago
                            Love Story
                            Cleopatra
                            The Robe
                            The Passion of the Christ
                            The Rocky Horror Picture Show (don't know how I managed to miss that one)
                            Swiss Family Robinson (I've actually seen very few of Disney's live-action films during Walt's days)
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                            • #15
                              Re: The 25 All-Time Box Office Winners - prices adjusted

                              Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
                              Interesting list, I've seen most of them but there are a few that I have yet to get a hold of.

                              25. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - $513 million

                              24. The Dark Knight (2008) - $532 million

                              22. The Ten Commandments (1956) - $541 million

                              21. The Graduate (1967) - $575 million

                              16. Doctor Zhivago (1965) - $653 million

                              15. The Sting (1973) - $661 million
                              The "must sees" from that list, for me would be Butch Cassidy, The Graduate (great performances from both Hoffman and Anne Bancroft) and The Sting. The Dark Knight's not that great IMHO, save for Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker.

                              By the way, not that it shouldn't be ranked number one, but Gone With The Wind has been re-released in theaters at least a couple of times, including the aforementioned mid-70's release where I saw it for the first time.

                              Surprising, also that Citizen Kane doesn't really show up very high in the rankings - since so many people I've heard through the years have called it their favorite movie ever.
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