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Afternoon boredom [Dec. 1st, 2004|03:31 pm]
Zoethe
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Top 100 grossing movies of all time (with Lifetime Grosses) - how many have you seen? Bold them! (Italicize any you walked out on or turned off.)



#1 Titanic (1997)
Lifetime Gross: $600.788
Release Date: December 19th, 1997

#2 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Lifetime Gross: $460.998
Release Date: May 25th, 1977

#3 Shrek 2 (2004)
Lifetime Gross: $437.212
Release Date: May 19th, 2004

#4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Lifetime Gross: $433.005
Release Date: June 11th, 1982

#5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Lifetime Gross: $431.088
Release Date: May 19th, 1999

#6 Spider-Man (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $407.681
Release Date: May 3rd, 2002

#7 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of The King (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $376.959
Release Date: December 17th, 2003

#8 Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Lifetime Gross: $373.378
Release Date: June 30th, 2004

#9 The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Lifetime Gross: $370.258
Release Date: February 25th, 2004

#10 Jurassic Park (1993)
Lifetime Gross: $357.068
Release Date: June 11th, 1993

#11 The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $340.655
Release Date: December 18th, 2002

#12 Finding Nemo (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $339.714
Release Date: May 30th, 2003

#13 Forrest Gump (1994)
Lifetime Gross: $329.450
Release Date: July 4th, 1994

#14 The Lion King (1994)
Lifetime Gross: $328.538
Release Date: June 15th, 1994

#15 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $317.558
Release Date: November 16th, 2001

#16 The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $314.163
Release Date: December 19th, 2001

#17 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $310.675
Release Date: May 16th, 2002

#18 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (1983)
Lifetime Gross: $309.205
Release Date: May 25th, 1983

#19 Independence Day (1996)
Lifetime Gross: $306.200
Release Date: July 3rd, 1996

#20 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $305.411
Release Date: July 9th, 2003

#21 The Sixth Sense (1999)
Lifetime Gross: $293.500
Release Date: August 6th, 1999

#22 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Lifetime Gross: $290.272
Release Date: May 21st, 1980

#23 Home Alone (1990)
Lifetime Gross: $285.760
Release Date: November 16th, 1990

#24 The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $281.492
Release Date: May 15th, 2003

#25 Shrek (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $267.650
Release Date: May 18th, 2001


#26 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $261.988
Release Date: November 15th, 2002


#27 Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $260.030
Release Date: November 17th, 2000

#28 Jaws (1975)
Lifetime Gross: $260.000
Release Date: June 20th, 1975

#29 Monsters Inc. (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $255.830
Release Date: November 2nd, 2001

#30 Batman (1989)
Lifetime Gross: $251.190
Release Date: June 23rd, 1989

#31 Men In Black (1997)
Lifetime Gross: $250.148
Release Date: July 2nd, 1997

#32 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Lifetime Gross: $249.359
Release Date: June 4th, 2004


#33 Toy Story 2 (1999)
Lifetime Gross: $245.823
Release Date: November 24th, 1999


#34 Bruce Almighty (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $242.590
Release Date: May 23rd, 2003

#35 Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
Lifetime Gross: $242.374
Release Date: June 1st, 1981


#36 Twister (1996)
Lifetime Gross: $241.700
Release Date: May 10th, 1996
Rated: PG-13

#37 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $241.251
Release Date: July 7th, 2002

#38 Ghostbusters (1984)
Lifetime Gross: $238.600
Release Date: June 8th, 1984

#39 Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Lifetime Gross: $234.760
Release Date: December 5th, 1984

#40 Cast Away (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $233.630
Release Date: December 22nd, 2000

#41 The Exorcist (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $232.671
Release Date: September 15th, 2000

#42 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Lifetime Gross: $229.074
Release Date: May 23rd, 1997
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Universal Pictures

#43 Signs (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $227.965
Release Date: August 2nd, 2002

#44 Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $226.138
Release Date: August 3rd, 2001

#45 Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Lifetime Gross: $219.195
Release Date: November 24th, 1993

#46 Ghost (1990)
Lifetime Gross: $217.631
Release Date: July 13th, 1990

#47 Aladdin (1992)
Lifetime Gross: $216.967
Release Date: November 11th, 1992

#48 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Lifetime Gross: $216.119
Release Date: July 24th, 1998

#49 Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $215.397
Release Date: May 24th, 2000

#50 The Incredibles (2004)
Lifetime Gross: $215.034
Release Date: November 5th, 2004

#51 X2: X-Men United (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $214.949
Release Date: May 2nd, 2003


#52 Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $213.080
Release Date: July 26th, 2002


#53 Back to The Future (1985)
Lifetime Gross: $210.610
Release Date: July 3rd, 1985

#54 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Lifetime Gross: $205.399
Release Date: June 11th, 1999

#55 Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Lifetime Gross: $204.843
Release Date: July 3rd, 1991

#56 Armageddon (1998)
Lifetime Gross: $202.008
Release Date: July 1st, 1998

#57 The Mummy Returns (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $202.008
Release Date: May 4th, 2001

#58 Gone With the Wind (1939)
Lifetime Gross: $198.655
Release Date: December 15th, 1939


#59 Pearl Harbor (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $198.540
Release Date: May 25th, 2001

#60 Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (1989)
Lifetime Gross: $197.172
Release Date: May 24th, 1989

#61 Men In Black II (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $194.391
Release Date: July 3rd, 2002

#62 Toy Story (1995)
Lifetime Gross: $191.773
Release Date: November 22nd, 1995

#63 Gladiator (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $187.671
Release Date: May 5th, 2000


#64 The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Lifetime Gross: $186.712
Release Date: May 28th, 2004

#65 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938)
Lifetime Gross: $184.925
Release Date: February 4th, 1938


#66 Dances with Wolves (1990)
Lifetime Gross: $184.925
Release Date: November 21st, 1990

#67 Batman Forever (1995)
Lifetime Gross: $184.031
Release Date: June 16th, 1995

#68 The Fugitive (1993)
Lifetime Gross: $183.753
Release Date: August 6th, 1993

#69 Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $183.349
Release Date: December 7th, 2001


#70 What Women Want (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $182.805
Release Date: December 15th, 2000

#71 The Perfect Storm (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $182.618
Release Date: June 30th, 2000


#72 Liar Liar (1997)
Lifetime Gross: $181.395
Release Date: March 21st, 1997

#73 Grease (1978)
Lifetime Gross: $181.360
Release Date: July 7th, 1978


#74 Jurassic Park III (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $181.166
Release Date: July 18th, 2001

#75 Mission: Impossible (1996)
Lifetime Gross: $180.965
Release Date: May 22nd, 1996


#76 Planet Of The Apes (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $180.012
Release Date: July 27th, 2001

#77 Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom (1984)
Lifetime Gross: $179.870
Release Date: May 1st, 1984

#78 Pretty Woman (1990)
Lifetime Gross: $178.406
Release Date: March 23rd, 1990


#79 Tootsie (1982)
Lifetime Gross: $177.200
Release Date: December 17th, 1982

#80 Top Gun (1986)
Lifetime Gross: $176.782
Release Date: May 16th, 1986

#81 There's Something About Mary (1998)
Lifetime Gross: $176.484
Release Date: July 15th, 1998

#82 The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Lifetime Gross: $176.049
Release Date: July 23rd, 2004

#83 Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Lifetime Gross: $174.635
Release Date: September 26th, 1986

#84 Apollo 13 (1995)
Lifetime Gross: $173.756
Release Date: June 30th, 1995

#85 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Lifetime Gross: $173.600
Release Date: November 20th, 1992


#86 Elf (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $173.381
Release Date: November 7th, 2003

#87 Ice Age (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $173.000
Release Date: March 15th, 2002

#88 Air Force One (1997)
Lifetime Gross: $172.888
Release Date: July 25th, 1997

#89 Rain Man (1988)
Lifetime Gross: $172.825
Release Date: December 12th, 1988

#90 The Matrix (1999)
Lifetime Gross: $171.383
Release Date: March 31st, 1999

#91 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Lifetime Gross: $171.301
Release Date: January 1st, 1991

#92 Tarzan (1999)
Lifetime Gross: $171.085
Release Date: June 18th, 1999

#93 Chicago (2003)
Lifetime Gross: $170.685
Release Date: January 24th, 2003

#94 A Beautiful Mind (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $169.348
Release Date: January 4th, 2002


#95 Three Men and a Baby (1987)
Lifetime Gross: $167.781
Release Date: November 25th, 1987

#96 Meet the Parents (2000)
Lifetime Gross: $166.225
Release Date: October 6th, 2000

#97 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Lifetime Gross: $165.494
Release Date: June 14th, 1991


#98 Hannibal (2001)
Lifetime Gross: $165.091
Release Date: February 9th, 2001

#99 Catch Me if You Can (2002)
Lifetime Gross: $164.607
Release Date: December 25th, 2002


#100 Big Daddy (1999)
Lifetime Gross: $163.480
Release Date: June 25th, 1999




I'm kind of astounded at how many I've seen - 82!

EDIT: I got rid of the rating and studio information - the list was just too bloody long with it - but kept release dates. It's kind of amazing that, even without an inflation differential, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is still on the list.
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[User Picture]From: ebonypearl
2004-12-01 09:01 pm (UTC)
I've seen 38 of them, only 4 of them in the theater when they were first released. Does this make me not a movie buff?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-01 09:37 pm (UTC)
Your movie buff cred is definitely shakey. [g]
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[User Picture]From: kenp_v3
2004-12-01 09:28 pm (UTC)
There are about 20 movies on that list that I haven't seen. And a few more that I've only seen parts of (for instance, I think I only saw the end of Ghost).
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-01 09:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm at 83 if that counts - I couldn't make it through Goldmember. [shudder]
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[User Picture]From: kenp_v3
2004-12-01 10:26 pm (UTC)
I saw the first two, but I haven't seen Goldmember yet.
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[User Picture]From: on_reserve
2004-12-01 09:57 pm (UTC)
it doesn't seem quite right without an inflation differential ... i wonder why they almost never take it into consideration.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-01 11:37 pm (UTC)
It isn't fair, really.
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2004-12-01 10:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. .I've actually seen 30 of them! That's a surprise to me, because I usually end up with about 10 in these types of lists, if even that much!

Stein Auf!
Bridget
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[User Picture]From: muted_seraph
2004-12-01 10:42 pm (UTC)
I've seen 68. Not bad for someone who doesn't particularly like going to the theater. (I do however like watching movies at home. I just don't like spending time I get with my friends staring at a screen with them.)
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[User Picture]From: hollyqueen
2004-12-01 11:31 pm (UTC)
I'm just the opposite. If we are at home, I feel stupid just sitting there and watching a movie. I want to be DOING something. In a theater, I can just sit and lose myself in it. I only watch movies at home if everyone else insists on it.
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[User Picture]From: muted_seraph
2004-12-01 11:34 pm (UTC)
Heh, maybe I should explain: I have to be doing something more than just stare at the screen. It's hard to do something else in a theater. But at home I can play on the internet, draw, work on school stuff while I watch the movie.
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[User Picture]From: hollyqueen
2004-12-01 11:35 pm (UTC)
My friends get testy when I do that at home.
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[User Picture]From: kellirose1313
2004-12-02 12:32 am (UTC)
I've seen 93 of them. Good Lord!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 12:38 am (UTC)
I am in awe.
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[User Picture]From: donkey_hokey
2004-12-02 12:36 am (UTC)
No surprise that The Incredibles is already on a list like this. I'd expect it to move further up the list by the time it stops showing in the theaters.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 12:38 am (UTC)
Oh, definitely! Such a great flick!
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2004-12-02 01:29 am (UTC)
I've seen 89 but I plan to see The Incredibles. Some of those movies I could have done without. My friend insisted that those Austin Powers movies were so hilarious. I only watched them because she lent me her copies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 03:01 am (UTC)
I agree about Austin Powers - watched one, gave up on another. Not getting it, or anything Adam Sandler.
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[User Picture]From: cheatrulesfoamy
2004-12-02 01:35 am (UTC)
*ahem* Uhm, yeah... I've seen...

Just, you know... 94. o.o
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 03:01 am (UTC)
I feel challenged to rise to the occasion....
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[User Picture]From: cheatrulesfoamy
2004-12-02 10:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I should feel proud or Uber Icky Geeky.
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2004-12-02 02:28 am (UTC)
86!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 03:04 am (UTC)
My movie-buff buddies!
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[User Picture]From: correspondguy
2004-12-02 03:38 am (UTC)
63.

I was going to ask how you'd not seen How the Grinch Stole Christmas but then I realized it was the Jim Carrey Thing and not the classic.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 11:11 am (UTC)
Indeed, I had the same reaction - how could The Grinch be a top-grossing movie? Then I realized that it was simply a gross movie.

Amy saw it and hated it so fiercely that she is completely heartbroken to see Jim Carey in the Lemony Snicket movie - she loves those books but reviles Carey.
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2004-12-02 05:33 am (UTC)
I haven't seen 33 of the movies and some of those that I saw really sucked like Men in Black II, Independence Day and Armageddon. Do you know if the list takes inflation into consideration ? I can't believe that the first Matrix made less money than reloaded did. Or that the Emipe Strikes Back made less than the rest of the Star Wars movies. BTW I think Empire was the best of the trilogy.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 11:16 am (UTC)
There is no inflation curve, otherwise Gone With the Wind ends up at or near the very top.

And Empire *did* make less money than the others, even though it is by far a superior film. It was dark and complex and a lot of people didn't like it as well the first time it was released. I admit to seeing it only three times in its first theatrical release, whereas I saw ANH and RotJ at least a dozen times each. ESB lacked those repeat viewing legs.
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[User Picture]From: sageautumn
2004-12-02 12:18 pm (UTC)
Dear God!

97.

I missed numbers 27, 79 and haven't seen 50 yet (since Leon saw it with his Friday group--work friends).

This is what you get for dating guys that REEEalllly like movies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 01:24 pm (UTC)
WOW. You must see The Incredibles, though. Great fun.
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[User Picture]From: badspock
2004-12-02 12:32 pm (UTC)

Lemme get this straigh....

....You've never seen Dances with Wolves?!?

Ok, I'm a straight male*, and I can say without convictions of any kind that DWW is one of the best films I've ever seen (mind you, still WAAAAY below the original Original Trilogy, if you get my meaning), and probably THE best Kevin Costner film period.

You must rent it!


*Note that I have been made fun of before because some of my fave fliks, Titanic being another one, are considered "chick fliks" and not really for male consumption save with a lady on one's arm. I liked Titanic more for the depiction of the ship itself, as I am a Titanic buff, but was still able to enjoy the story.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 01:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Lemme get this straigh....

I don't know how I've managed not to see it, but I have. I will attempt to rectify the situation over Christmas break.

After the requisite viewings of the extended Return of the King, of course....
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From: elmundobueno
2004-12-02 03:13 pm (UTC)
I've actually seen 83 of them. Mostly what I haven't seen are the animated movies, particularly those that have been released in the last few years. I'll probably see at least one of them in the near future (The Incredibles). But there are a few there (like the Grinch) that I'll probably never ever see.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Grinch is definitely on my list of no-way movies.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-12-02 08:33 pm (UTC)
I can recommend highly

#50 The Incredibles (2004)
#58 Gone With the Wind (1939)
#82 The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
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