_Lee_ wrote:Grant_C wrote:Passes $1 Billion.
Just goes to show how crazy that Avatar $2.7 billion is.
Agreed Grant. Thought Avatar was pretty crap myself and couldnt understand how it did so well. Its the power of media i suppose. I think TFA was always going to break records.
One factor is they made a big deal at the time about seeing it in Imax or 3D etc and as we all know those tickets are much more expensive. Here's a quote from the wiki entry about the highest grossing films:-
"Another complication is release in multiple formats for which different ticket prices are charged. One notable example of this phenomenon is Avatar, which was also released in 3D and IMAX: almost two-thirds of tickets for that film were for 3D showings with an average price of $10, and about one-sixth were for IMAX showings with an average price over $14.50, compared to a 2010 average price of $7.61 for 2D films."
They should really do these lists on tickets sold and then we'll see the real men from the boys!
Here's a list of ticket prices adjusted for inflation. You can click on tickets sold and adjust that for the tickets sold. I know GWTWind was a monster but a lot of the Disney reissue earnings pre-1980 were undocumented. Disney had a policy of rereleasing every 7 years, if the real figures were available i'm sure Snow White would be top.