#1 Edited by jumpstart55 (2278 posts) - - Show Bio

#2 Edited by jumpstart55 (2278 posts) - - Show Bio

Last year it was Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Avengers, and the before that it was Harry Potter, Transformers 3 and Pirates Of the Caribbean.

Now their are 14 movies with over a billion dollar gross, and i am sure the Hobbits on its way to becoming number 15.

Any ideas why so many people are flocking to the theaters lately?

#3 Posted by Inverno (13230 posts) - - Show Bio

Is that a bad thing?

#4 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

You've listed two.

#5 Edited by jumpstart55 (2278 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat: No its quite the opposite , its just a mystery to me, why movies are grossing so much money now.a days.

#6 Posted by jumpstart55 (2278 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn: O yea i forgot about Skyfall.

#7 Posted by The Stegman (24459 posts) - - Show Bio

We live in depressing times, so we go to movies to take our minds off things.

#8 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Because ticket prices are higher than ever before, 3D and IMAX are helping a bit too

#9 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Because ticket prices are higher than ever before, 3D and IMAX are helping a bit too

#10 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio

Because so many movies are interesting.

#11 Edited by Pokeysteve (8304 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Because ticket prices are higher than ever before, 3D and IMAX are helping a bit too

^^^^^^^^^^

And adjusting for inflation, there are a bunch of movies that hit 1 Bil.

Top Ten Movies Adjusted For Inflation

1Gone with the WindMGM$1,571,907,200$198,676,4591939^
2Star WarsFox$1,385,770,400$460,998,0071977^
3The Sound of MusicFox$1,107,991,600$158,671,3681965
4E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$1,103,626,700$435,110,5541982^
5TitanicPar.$1,053,991,400$658,672,3021997^
6The Ten CommandmentsPar.$1,019,180,000$65,500,0001956
7JawsUni.$996,453,200$260,000,0001975
8Doctor ZhivagoMGM$965,773,800$111,721,9101965
9The ExorcistWB$860,461,500$232,906,1451973^
10Snow White and the Seven DwarfsDis.$848,020,000$184,925,4861937^

Didn't mean to link these but all right.

#12 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious: Almost every movie to come from the 80s was interesting, most for the wrong reasons but still interesting

#13 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: Very true especially some of the underrated 80s movies. 
#14 Posted by Kevhunt (113 posts) - - Show Bio
@jumpstart55 said:

@CaioTrubat: No its quite the opposite , its just a mystery to me, why movies are grossing so much money now.a days.

One word, inflation.
#15 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious: Videodrome was bar none one of the most f**ked up things I've ever seen

#16 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: What was f-ed up about it? 
#17 Posted by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

@jumpstart55: Ticket prices and all the movies you named had good trailer, famous characters, and were good films.

#18 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious: What wasn't f-ed up about it would be a better question

#19 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: Yes, I would agree. What wasn't f-ed up about it?
#20 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4806 posts) - - Show Bio
Because people have nothing Better to do?  *shrugs*  (+)
#21 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious: It starts out as a movie about a weasely cable exec and seems like that's what its gonna be about that for about the first 15 minutes then I guess Cronenberg's acid kicks in and you just gotta ride out the insanity

#22 Edited by TheSwordsman (1954 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they are selling more internationally now-a-days which makes the Billion mark easier to achieve. Plus this includes DVD and Blu-ray sales I believe, which are selling well domestically and internationally as well.

#23 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: Now, that is an odd movie. 
#24 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious: If you watch it you may be creeped out by your TV for a while afterward, I was for about 2 days.

#25 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: That is funny. It sounds like the Freddy Krueger effect on a person. 
#26 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious:Even Freddy would find that movie creepy

#27 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: Wow and not many movies would make Freddy look like girl scout in terms of pure horror. What a rarity. My interest has been heightened.
#28 Posted by HammerTron (611 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder why Avatar didn't make the list of top 10 grossing movies of all time.

#29 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nefarious: Its a Cronenberg movie starring James Woods, it was destined to be screwy

#30 Posted by Nefarious (20419 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe: I see. Another Stephen King. 
#31 Posted by JediXMan (30647 posts) - - Show Bio

Inflation.

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#32 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

[Menacing answer about the economy.]

#33 Posted by jumpstart55 (2278 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pokeysteve said:

@joshmightbe said:

Because ticket prices are higher than ever before, 3D and IMAX are helping a bit too

^^^^^^^^^^

And adjusting for inflation, there are a bunch of movies that hit 1 Bil.

Top Ten Movies Adjusted For Inflation

1Gone with the WindMGM$1,571,907,200$198,676,4591939^
2Star WarsFox$1,385,770,400$460,998,0071977^
3The Sound of MusicFox$1,107,991,600$158,671,3681965
4E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialUni.$1,103,626,700$435,110,5541982^
5TitanicPar.$1,053,991,400$658,672,3021997^
6The Ten CommandmentsPar.$1,019,180,000$65,500,0001956
7JawsUni.$996,453,200$260,000,0001975
8Doctor ZhivagoMGM$965,773,800$111,721,9101965
9The ExorcistWB$860,461,500$232,906,1451973^
10Snow White and the Seven DwarfsDis.$848,020,000$184,925,4861937^

Didn't mean to link these but all right.

Yea but thing is most of those films are separated by decades or so, but lately movies are practically grossing a billion dollars or really close to a billion dollars every year. Since 2010 movies have been grossing over a billion dollars at a rate of 2 or more movies a year.

#34 Posted by Pokeysteve (8304 posts) - - Show Bio

@jumpstart55: With the recent movies, it probably has a lot to with the movies themselves. Batman, James Bond, Avengers, Harry Potter, these are released all over the world. Batman, Avengers and Bond have all been around for 50+ years. The movies rating has a lot to do with it. The 80's and 90's had a lot of R rated movies where as now most are PG-13 which draws in more people.

#35 Edited by jumpstart55 (2278 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pokeysteve said:

@jumpstart55: With the recent movies, it probably has a lot to with the movies themselves. Batman, James Bond, Avengers, Harry Potter, these are released all over the world. Batman, Avengers and Bond have all been around for 50+ years. The movies rating has a lot to do with it. The 80's and 90's had a lot of R rated movies where as now most are PG-13 which draws in more people.

Oh yea, that makes a lot sense. Thanks

#36 Posted by Pokeysteve (8304 posts) - - Show Bio

@jumpstart55: Yup. And..........movies are awesome!

#37 Posted by jumpstart55 (2278 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pokeysteve said:

@jumpstart55: Yup. And..........movies are awesome!

Seconded.

#38 Posted by Xanni15 (6758 posts) - - Show Bio

The Hobbit trilogy is just getting started, I wouldn't be surprised if either or both of the next two sequels exceeded 2 billion.

#39 Posted by RonPaulRevolution (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@jumpstart55: It's because of inflation.

@JediXMan said:

Inflation.

^ Is the only person on this thread who got it right.

#40 Posted by RonPaulRevolution (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

Is that a bad thing?

Yes...

@jumpstart55 said:

@CaioTrubat: No its quite the opposite , its just a mystery to me, why movies are grossing so much money now.a days.

It is bad. Remember, 12 years ago, movie tickets used to cost below $3. Popcorn and a softdrink were shy away of $1.50 to $2.00. If you go to a movie today, tickets are $11 and $15 using iMax and 3D. A small popcorn and softdrink exceeds over $6 each. Ever wonder why BluRay cost so much despite that manufactures spend $0.01 producing those disc? You can buy a BluRay movie for $1 and they can still make a profit out of it, but no, they cost you $24 up to $59 and over $100 on special box set editions. When you connect the dots, you will see that films are not really grossing over a billion and it being a strong positive value. The fact is that the dollar value is getting worst which leads all the prices of things jumping up.

If movie tickets were $15 each and $6 per every small popcorn and softdrink in 1999, the films back then would be grossing over a billion dollars too.

#41 Posted by JediXMan (30647 posts) - - Show Bio

@RonPaulRevolution said:

@jumpstart55: It's because of inflation.

@JediXMan said:

Inflation.

^ Is the only person on this thread who got it right.

I've always said that they should account for amount of tickets sold. For the record, TDKR actually sold more tickets - Avengers grossed more because, unlike TDKR, it was in 3D. I'm not being bias here as to which movie is better (I'm a DC fan, but I preferred the Avengers); I just think that it's more fair. If people went by that system, a lot of old movies would still be in the top 10.

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