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Old 08-03-2013, 22:15
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Movies that grossed over $1 billion at the box office. How do you rate the ones you have seen.

With the top movie being your favourite and bottom least.

The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight
The Avengers
Avatar
Toy Story 3
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Skyfall
Titanic
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Transformers Dark of the Moon
Alice in Wonderland
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:21
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Titanic
Toy Story 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Skyfall
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Dark Knight
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

I only really liked the top 3
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Old 08-03-2013, 23:09
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The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
Avatar
The Dark Knight
The Avengers
Transformers Dark of the Moon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part
Toy Story 3
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Titanic
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Alice in Wonderland

Haven't seen:-
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
The Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall
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Old 08-03-2013, 23:34
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None! I'll get round to Skyfall and Toy Story 3 at my leisure. ie sometime between now and my death.
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Old 09-03-2013, 00:06
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None of those would I rank amoungst my favourite films but the films I enjoyed most out of that list is

Skyfall
Deathly Hollows Part 2
The Dark Knight
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Old 09-03-2013, 00:44
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For me (not in any order amongst the groups);

Fantastic
The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
The Dark Knight

Great, entertaining films
The Dark Knight Rises
The Avengers
Skyfall
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Entertaining, but not amazing
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Transformers Dark of the Moon
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Watchable, but there are much better films out there
Avatar
Titanic

Not seen
Toy Story 3
Alice in Wonderland
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Of the last three that I haven't seen, my expectations would be that Toy Story 3 would fall into the "Great, entertaining Films," category, Pirates 4 in the "Entertaining, but not amazing" category and Alice in the "Watchable..." category. Don't know why I'd assume that, but its what feel they'd probably end up as based on what I've heard.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:19
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10/10
The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
The Dark Knight

9/10
The Avengers
Toy Story 3

8/10
Skyfall
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

6/10
Avatar

4/10
The Dark Knight Rises
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Alice in Wonderland
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

2/10
Titanic


Only seen the first Pirates film and that was more than enough for me....

The Transformers film looks and sounds bloody awful, so no chance of me ever giving it a look.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:30
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Titanic was the best out of those. The others don't have as much replay value as that film, and I've seen some of them many many times! In the long run I have noticed I much prefer films where I can believe what I'm seeing. Superhero movies, while good entertainment are usually just a one time viewing for me as they lose their impact.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:40
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The Dark Knight 9/10
The Dark Knight Rises 8/10
The Avengers 8/10
Toy Story 3 8/10
Skyfall 7/10
The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King 7/10
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey 6/10
Avatar 5/10
Titanic 4/10
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 3/10
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 2/10

Transformers 2 is probably the worst film I have ever seen, so decided against watching the third one. Same with Pirates, the second one was horrendous so I've given On Stranger Tides a miss.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:00
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The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King - 8/10
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey - Not seen
The Dark Knight Rises - 9.5/10
The Dark Knight - 10/10
The Avengers - 9/10
Avatar - 6.5/10
Toy Story 3 - Not seen
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace - 3/10
Skyfall - 7/10
Titanic - 5/10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - 9/10
Transformers Dark of the Moon - 4/10
Alice in Wonderland - 5/10
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - 5/10
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - 8/10
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:04
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01. The Dark Knight
02. The Dark Knight Rises
03. Toy Story 3
04. LOTR: Return of the King
05. Skyfall
06. Marvel's The Avengers
07. Avatar

Not seen any of the rest, except Transformers 3, but that is the biggest piece of shit imaginable...
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:53
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Lord of the Rings The Return of the King - One of my favourite films of all time
The Avengers - Great fun although probably wouldn't watch again unless it's on TV and I've nothing better to do
Skyfall - favourite Bond film to date
The Dark Knight - Heath Ledger was excellent but otherwise I'm not all that taken with it
The Hobbit - Enjoyable but wasn't totally enamoured.
Toy Story 3 - It was OK but nowhere near as good as the first two
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Actually I was quite disappointed with this for lots of reasons
POTC On Stranger Tides - Franchise improved once they got rid of Bloom and Knightley and the guff about Davy Jones.
Avatar - Terrible hackneyed story but the effects were magnificent
Star Wars Phantom Menace - I loved it when it first came out but it doesn't hold up well now
Alice in Wonderland - Real mess of a film
Titanic - Words cannot describe how much I loathe this monstrosity which I suppose speaks volumes about how I feel re the last film on my list:
POTC: Dead Man's Chest - I'm sure my eyes bled watching this.

Not seen - Dark Knight Rises (which I intend to see eventually) or Transformers Dark Side of the Moon (which I have no intention of ever seeing).

Apart from one or two gems it's a actually a pretty uninspiring list.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:45
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Not seen:
The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey - meh
The Dark Knight Rises - excellent
The Dark Knight - masterpiece
The Avengers - excellent
Avatar - meh
Toy Story 3 - classic
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace - scheisse
Skyfall - excellent
Titanic - meh
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - meh
Transformers Dark of the Moon - scheisse
Alice in Wonderland - meh
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - great
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - meh
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:54
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The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
Titanic
The Dark Knight
The Avengers
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Avatar
Toy Story 3

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

the rest I'm not keen on so I'll leave them as is -

The Dark Knight Rises

Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Skyfall

Transformers Dark of the Moon
Alice in Wonderland
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:58
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Apart from one or two gems it's a actually a pretty uninspiring list.
It's a pretty mixed bag, for sure. I think it goes to show that the size of the box office is no indicator whatsoever as to the quality of the film.
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Old 09-03-2013, 16:02
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The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King

7
The Dark Knight
Skyfall

6
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
The Dark Knight Rises
Toy Story 3

5
The Avengers
Avatar

3
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Titanic
Transformers Dark of the Moon
Alice in Wonderland
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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Old 09-03-2013, 16:11
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Loved:
The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight
The Avengers

Liked
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Skyfall

Didn't have strong feelings either way:
Alice in Wonderland
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Actively disliked:
Avatar
Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
Titanic

Never seen.
Toy Story 3
Transformers Dark of the Moon
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:27
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I haven't seen many of them, but those I have:

The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King - a masterpiece, my favourite of the trilogy and a fitting finale

Toy Story 3 - harmless fun, brought back childhood memories of watching the original!

Titanic - overrated (don't think it deserved all the Oscars it got), and I wouldn't rewatch it, but the story hits home for me as I have family connections to the shipbuilding company and remember studying the disaster at school due to the local connections too. And Kate and Leo weren't bad either!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - the second best of that franchise. Harry Potter was my childhood obsession so the movies were never going to live up to the books, but the last two were the best of the lot and although this one loses marks for some of the changes made, it's still a movie I enjoy rewatching.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - the first PotC movie is the best, but this one's not bad either - decent enough entertaiment.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:45
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Is the OP's list ALL the films that have grossed over a billion? If so, I had no idea that so few had done so.

Does it take the value of a billion in today's money versus, say, when Ben Hur was first released?

I only say that because I find it quite surprising that almost all of these films were released in the 21st century, and with all the alternative ways people can watch movies these days, I'm shocked at how many still apparently go to the cinema. I would have thought that more would have gone when there was no TV, no internet and no other way of seeing a film, like in the 40's and 50's.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:48
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That's exactly why Hollywood lists $$ rather than actual attendance figures, the early-mid part of the 20thC would make today's figures look stupid.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:53
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Is the OP's list ALL the films that have grossed over a billion? If so, I had no idea that so few had done so.

Does it take the value of a billion in today's money versus, say, when Ben Hur was first released?

I only say that because I find it quite surprising that almost all of these films were released in the 21st century, and with all the alternative ways people can watch movies these days, I'm shocked at how many still apparently go to the cinema. I would have thought that more would have gone when there was no TV, no internet and no other way of seeing a film, like in the 40's and 50's.
it's very hard to get adjusted for inflation figures on older movies , most adjusted figures only do the USA grosses which can be misleading since some films make a lot more money outside the USA .

and then there's the issue of tv and video affecting the figures since the 50's .
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Old 09-03-2013, 19:00
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it's very hard to get adjusted for inflation figures on older movies , most adjusted figures only do the USA grosses which can be misleading since some films make a lot more money outside the USA .

and then there's the issue of tv and video affecting the figures since the 50's .
Yeah, the trouble with the "adjusted for inflation" figures is they try to present a level playing field but actually ignore the vast changes in society, leisure and technology that have taken place over the years. Hence these lists are always unfairly skewered towards older films because they assume that the same number of people would see the films in the cinema if they were released as a new film now as they did then, when of course this would not be the case.

For example, Gone with the Wind came out at a time when if you wanted to see film, then you had to see it at the cinema or that was it. Even aside from the varied ways to watch a film within a few months of it's cinema release, there are a wider range of competing leisure options, TV, computer games.

Plus most of the films that top those lists have had numerous releases at the cinema over the years. The model for cinemas is also very different now...the focus on choice of films, the quality of the experience, is very different to the pack them in approach in the past.

In the same way, the crude use of box office numbers to measure films from today to the past are obviously skewered towards modern films because of inflation.

Essentially, i think it's really impossible to fairly measure films even from 20 years ago to today, in terms of how successful they have been, never mind when you look back to films over half a centuray ago. Really is like apples and oranges.
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Old 09-03-2013, 19:27
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Of the ones I've seen in that list Titanic is the best

The Avengers certainly the worst.
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Old 09-03-2013, 20:21
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If adjusted for inflation the list would include Jaws, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Superman, Pinocchio, Rocky etc.
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Old 09-03-2013, 20:38
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If adjusted for inflation the list would include Jaws, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Superman, Pinocchio, Rocky etc.
Adjusted for inflation the Top 10 Highest Grossing Films Of All Time would be:

1 - Gone with the Wind - $3,301,400,000 - 1939
2 - Avatar - $2,782,300,000 -2009
3 - Star Wars - $2,710,800,000 - 1977
4 - Titanic - $2,413,800,000 - 1997
5 - The Sound of Music - $2,269,800,000 - 1965
6 - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $2,216,800,000 - 1982
7 - The Ten Commandments - $2,098,600,000 - 1956
8 - Doctor Zhivago - $1,988,600,000 - 1965
9 - Jaws - $1,945,100,000 - 1975
10 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - $1,746,100,000

With The Lion King, The Empire Strikes Back, The Exorcist, The Philosopher Stone, Independence Day, The Two Towers, Fellowship of the Ring, Chamber of Secrets, Shrek 2, Forest Gump, Finding Nemo, At Worlds End, Return of the Jedi, Spiderman, Order of the Phoenix, Goblet of Fire, Greece, Revenge of the Sith and Spiderman 3 all passing a Billion as well.

I don't think Pinocchio would be even close to a billion though; even including it's rereleases it's gross is only $84m, I don't think even seventy years of inflation would get it even close to that high.
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