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Speaking of which, The Force Awakens have only less than $20 million before breaking $2 billion point.
That said, at this rate, it's questionable if it would even beat Titanic.
How much money did Titanic's 3D re-release add to its total? I think TFA is feasibly close to beating Titanic at the first release, if it hasn't already.
Running some calculations from Box Office Mojo, I think Titanic 3D made $342 million, which means the original release made $1.84 billion. The Force Awakens is currently at $1.985 billion.
Unadjusted for inflation, yeah, TFA beat Titanic's original theatric run.
Adjusted for inflation, however....
If you want accurate figures, you can't adjust for inflation when using INTERNATIONAL numbers, because every country has a different inflation rate. (And also because there have been vast changes internationally. There's got to be at least a tenfold difference between Chinese box office in 1997 and the Chinese box office in 2015.) That said, it's probably truat that, if you could adjust for every country's inflation rate over the last 18 years, you'd find that Titanic's initial release had made more than The Force Awakens.
Domestically, The Force Awakens is the 11th-best-grossing movie of all time, well ahead of either Titanic or Avatar.
"Domestically, The Force Awakens is the 11th-best-grossing movie of all time, well ahead of either Titanic or Avatar."
Adjusted for inflation, it is the 11th-best, but still trails Titanic which checks in at #6.
Ah. Correct. I didn't notice that Titanic was that high up.
There is also varying ticket prices compared to inflation, in addition to differing venues like 3-D and Imax that include more money on top of the ticket. So while a movie may make more money that doesn't mean more people went to see it. Movies like the original Star Wars and Gone with the Wind earned their money from close to a year of continuous showings. The last movie I can think of that was around for more than 3-4 months in theaters was Titanic.
Also, to the surprise of nobody, The Force Awakens broke 2 billion dollar mark.
Will it beat Titanic?
It's not really in the discussion of top grossing films, but Frozen was in the theaters constantly, up until the DVD/Blu-ray/home release.
Long past it, actually.
By the way, unadjusted for inflation, Deadpool is now the most successful R-rated movie of all time. It's not the highest grossing R-rated movie, because it grossed $731 million as of this post, while The Matrix Reloaded has grossed $742 million. However, Deadpool had a budget $58 million, while Reloaded had $150 million.
That said, Deadpool will most likely to catch up to Reloaded, albeit barely since Batman vs Superman came out.
Speaking of which, BVS is predicted to gross up to $1 billion, but personally, I have my doubts. I expect it to be somewhere around $850 million. Critical reception so far seems to be negative, but Transformers 4 made $1.1 billion while scoring 18% in Rotten Tomatoes, so who knows.
I really didn't expect Deadpool to be this successful. I was expecting somewhere around $400~450.
BvS doing well.
Despite its negative reviews, at this rate I'd imagine this will reach its break-even point ($500 million) within three weeks.
I think next week will be the real test for that. This week has sold a lot of tickets on hype and anticipation. The negative reviews may put a damper on the numbers after this first week, but I am glad that the film is doing well financially so far. DC staying in the crossover universe game to keep Marvel on their toes can only be a good thing.
it has gotten plenty of defense from fans online.
And plenty of detractors from people who didn't like the movie, too.
The critics hate the movie, the online discussion is giving the movie very solid "mixed reviews".
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edited 28th Mar '16 8:16:48 AM by LordofLore
Records being broken etc.
That's troubling in terms of legs
To wit, the actual weekend numbers of Batman v Superman were $4M lower than the estimates extrapolated from Friday numbers. Still record breaking, but it meant that, for example, its first Sunday numbers were lower than Man of Steel's despite having far higher Friday numbers.
edited 28th Mar '16 1:37:58 PM by Servbot
Yes. There was a sharp drop from Friday to Sunday (from $83.5 mil down to $33.7 mil), which is a steeper drop than for TDKR, Age of Ultron, or Iron Man 3 (all of which were also sequels that at least somewhat disappointed the fans). Notably, it made less on its opening Sunday than Man of Steel did.
Indicates poor word-of-mouth on the movie. It may not pass $400 mil domestically; on the other hand, there aren't any major new releases for the next three weeks, so that should help it. Still going to be a big financial success for DC, at any rate - but a poorly-recieved movie is not a good base for created an expanded universe.
edited 28th Mar '16 3:06:48 PM by Galadriel
In other topic, Deadpool is now the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, unadjusted for inflation. Great job.
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