Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dark Knight, Schmark Knight, or the Power of Mammy


Much has been made this year of THE DARK KNIGHT almost catching TITANIC in the "most $$ ever made" race. It got close - real close. In fact, when you factor in DVD sales, it'll probably pass James Cameron's sinking ship. But, thanks to the wonderful folks at IMDB (and really, is there a website we take for granted more than IMDB - could you imagine if they started charging?), we now have the Top 25 All Time Box Office Winners - adjusted for inflation! This is a fascinating list. I'll let you read it yourself, but here's a bit of a spoiler for you: Walt Disney was a genius. This list is a kind of paean to what a good family movie can do. Take note, Hollywood!

Check it out here.

Let's discuss...

6 comments:

Shirley said...

How many of them have you seen? 21 for me.

the hamster said...

i've seen 21 1/2 - never made it all the way through FANTASIA.

i've got more to say on this. off to class (on a saturday).

John Barber said...

24. Guess I need to see Doctor Zhivago, and quickly!

congonu - a little known island off the coast of Madagascar, peopled by the descendants of the Nephilim.

myleswerntz said...

22 here. Never seen Zhivago, but I should.

Shirley said...

Yes, you should see Doctor Zhivago, seeing as how you used it as an example in your review of Slumdog. That's a big No No!!!

John Barber said...

Just call me Jayson Blair...

I've actually seen most of it, but it's been awhile.

ovinees - baby sheep