Adjusted worldwide grosses 1972-2010 (Avatar beat Star Wars)

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  1. Josias macrumors 68000

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    This adjusts the highest grossing movie of each year between 1972 and 2010 to current US dollars. Re-releases aren't counted, and as you can see, Avatar is a fingernail short of Titanic, but given that it isn't even halfway through its theatrical run, it's very likely that it will beat it.

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  2. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    How exactly do they adjust them? Because a movie ticket back in the days of Titanic or Star Wars wasn't near what it is now. Even a matinee these days is $7.50-$8.50. Back in those days, the main price wasn't even that high. That's why I wish they'd rank movies by tickets sold, not amount. But maybe they have some voodoo math they use to equal all that out?
     
  3. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    Total tickets sold is another measure to take into account, no inflation there.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I read one article showing after you factor in thing on older movies that only had a very limited release in theaters because of the time "Sound of Music" is top dog.

    Back when sound of Music came only a handful of theaters would get a movie and only a very select few could even go to the movies.
     
  5. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't think I understand your comparison? Also, SOM came out in 1965, not in 1504...
     
  6. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    They probably rank it after the criteria that leads to the desired result...
     
  7. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do you mean Box Office Mojo?
     

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