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When the general public get it right - 13/7/2013 8:28:46 PM   
Castor Troy


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http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/

Here's the biggest grossing films of all time.

Which films deserve it? Which ones are you glad have made that much money. Biggest travesty?

And how fucking lucky is Cameron. Two completely different films taking the top spot.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 9:14:25 AM   
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There are surprisingly few real quality films on there. There are many good bang crash blockbusters though. the first one I would class as truly deserving is probably Toy Story 3 down in 11th position. There are some i have enjoyed through pure entertainment value though such as The Avengers.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 2:13:57 PM   
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I don't think Cameron is lucky necessarily, he just knows how to make a spectacle movie.

There are some very naff films high up that list, which is sad, and on balance I'd say there are more crappy ones than good, but there are some quality films in there too so it kind of evens out. It's great how well Skyfall did.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 2:38:09 PM   
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I think it's better to use this list: http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

So many of the all time list have been in 3D and cost more per ticket so of course tons of modern blockbusters such as Avengers Assemble will be near the top.

Far more quality films in the adjusted list.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 4:01:10 PM   
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Bloody hell, I had no idea Alice In Wonderland was such a big hit.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 4:09:24 PM   
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Yeah, that's the one that surprised me.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 4:56:48 PM   
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It was one of the first real 3D films out there and I think, like for Avatar, that helped sell the product.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 6:56:27 PM   
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There were loads of 3D films before Alice In Wonderland and it was post converted 3D which looks shit (mostly). Don't know how it sold 3D to people

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 6:59:19 PM   
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It came like a few months after Avatar though, and it was the first release after Avatar to have 3D, back when 3D was this "WHOOOOOOOOOOOAH THE FUTURE MAN" thing.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 7:08:08 PM   
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I hated 3D before Avatar came along.

It was the 'real 3D' part that threw me

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 7:18:48 PM   
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+ Legendary source material.
+ Johnny Depp playing another wacky character off the back of POTC.
+ Post LOTR fantasy boom in the international market.
+ It was absolutely massive in Japan.
+ It had three weeks of absolutely no competition.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 14/7/2013 10:48:10 PM   
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I think it's better to use this list: http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

So many of the all time list have been in 3D and cost more per ticket so of course tons of modern blockbusters such as Avengers Assemble will be near the top.

Far more quality films in the adjusted list.


Great list, but GONE WITH THE WIND is the biggest movie of all time?

I finally watched it, for the first time, last week and it was awful!

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RE: When the general public get it right - 17/7/2013 4:42:11 PM   
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I'm so happy to see The Lion King still riding high!

The public certainly got it right there. Everything about that film is absolutely magnificent: the beautiful 2D animation and (at the time) pioneering CGI, the story, the characters, the warmth, the heart, the pathos, the catchy tunes and the gorgeous score.

I still remember seeing the trailer - the film's 'Circle of Life' opening - in the cinema; I got goosebumps and I am not shamed to say that tears sprang to my eyes! It was just so breath-takingly beautiful.

I went to see it with my German penpal, who was over on an exchange, and she stared at me with indifferent bewilderment as I sobbed my eyes out at Mufasa's demise. It was a brave step by Disney and their first ever on-screen death (Bambi's mother's off-screen death being the only other), and it was utterly heart-breaking.

I still think it's one of the greatest films ever made, and the perfect animation. All hail The Lion King!

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RE: When the general public get it right - 17/7/2013 5:09:21 PM   
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There aren't many on there that surprise me to be fair, lots of very popular blockbusters and some genuinely damn good films too. Many boosted by 3D and Imax concessions of course.

If I look at the top 10 for instance, I see 4 films that I really love (Avengers, Dark Knight, Skyfall & ROTK), 4 that I quite like (Avatar, Titanic, Harry Potter & Iron Man 3), and 1 more that, while not being great, was still a very enjoyable film when it came out (Pirates 2).


...And the last remaining place belongs to Transformers 3 which made me want to slit my wrists. However, even that is incredibly popular with kids, and has benefitted from 3D, Imax 3D, vast expansion of overseas markets etc.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 17/7/2013 6:17:30 PM   
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To be honest that list does just show that popularity isnt neccesarily a bench mark for quality.
I have a similar music argument ongoing with a mate of mine who claims that becausr Elvis is the one of the biggest selling artists of all time he is also the best but if you use that logic then "Bob the builder - can we fix it?" was the best single of the year 2000.

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RE: When the general public get it right - 17/7/2013 7:26:18 PM   
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I have a similar music argument ongoing with a mate of mine who claims that becausr Elvis is the one of the biggest selling artists of all time he is also the best but if you use that logic then "Bob the builder - can we fix it?" was the best single of the year 2000.


To be fair, though, with Elvis it's more than just popularity. There's global influence, longevity, his legacy. Whereas Bob the Builder's single success is something of a 'flash-in-the-pan' comparitively. Justin Bieber on the other hand...I will never understand that shit.

Of course big box-office success is never an indicator of anything other than trends and the power of marketing. If such a film is considered high-quality it's usually just more of a coincidence or a lucky accident. After a certain number of years I don't think many of us really give a shit about BO performance when it comes to determining our favourite films, films that we rate personally as 'quality'.



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