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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Gone with the wind


 What would have "Gone with the wind" movie engrossed with today's ticket rates???
 (From Harvard Business Publishing stats.)
$1.5 billion. That's what the box-office revenue would have been for Gone with the Wind if all tickets had been sold at today's estimated average price of $7.61, according to Box Office Mojo. The sales figure makes GWTW the all-time box-office winner, beating Star Wars ($1.3 billion), The Sound of Music ($1 billion), and — by a long shot — Avatar ($706 million).
As per the latest stats carried by the Harvard Business Publishing, the MGM movie “Gone with the wind” would have been the highest grosser at box office, if the ticket sales are calculated at today average rate. The Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh starrer film about war reconstruction and romance, released in 1940 created waves when it was released and during its numerous re-runs. Most of the people of my generation (fifties) must have seen it. I also watched the movie during my school days in sixties. I did not understand even a word of the English dialogues, but enjoyed the movie thoroughly.
Please view the stats and share your experience about the movie



DOMESTIC GROSSES
Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation*

Rank
Title (click to view)
Studio
Adjusted Gross
Unadjusted Gross
Year^
1
$1,537,559,600
$198,676,459
1939^
2
$1,355,490,100
$460,998,007
1977^
3
$1,083,781,000
$158,671,368
1965
4
$1,079,511,500
$435,110,554
1982^
5
$996,910,000
$65,500,000
1956
6
$976,712,200
$600,788,188
1997
7
$974,679,800
$260,000,000
1975
8
$944,670,800
$111,721,910
1965
9
$841,427,600
$232,671,011
1973^
10
$829,490,000
$184,925,486
1937^
11
$760,370,300
$144,880,014
1961^
12
$747,154,600
$290,475,067
1980^
13
$745,780,000
$74,000,000
1959
14
$715,792,100
$309,306,177
1983^
15
$712,489,300
$712,489,342
2009
16
$678,377,100
$156,000,000
1973
17
$670,759,500
$242,374,454
1981^
18
$656,026,500
$357,067,947
1993
19
$651,198,300
$104,901,839
1967^
20
$645,524,400
$431,088,301
1999
21
$631,960,900
$76,408,097
1941^
22
$600,600,700
$134,966,411
1972^
23
$597,732,100
$329,694,499
1994
24
$594,963,600
$102,272,727
1964^
25
$587,733,900
$328,541,776
1994^
26
$585,374,500
$188,389,888
1978^
27
$569,228,000
$63,595,658
1965
28
$565,286,600
$533,345,358
2008
29
$560,704,100
$141,843,612
1967^
30
$553,064,800
$51,600,000
1959^
31
$540,697,600
$441,226,247
2004
32
$538,260,000
$238,632,124
1984^
33
$536,945,300
$102,308,889
1969
34
$532,685,900
$106,397,186
1970
35
$528,778,900
$403,706,375
2002
36
$527,136,100
$306,169,268
1996
37
$515,457,200
$285,761,243
1990
38
$512,939,400
$84,254,167
1940^
39
$511,266,100
$57,777,778
1963
40
$511,011,600
$234,760,478
1984
41
$504,543,000
$51,081,062
1964
42
$503,106,900
$100,489,151
1970
43
$500,085,700
$115,000,000
1973
44
$498,109,100
$36,000,000
1953
45
$491,821,900
$423,315,812
2006
46
$491,723,100
$42,000,000
1956
47
$484,851,700
$102,247,150
1942^
48
$481,161,400
$119,500,000
1974
49
$479,084,600
$251,188,924
1989
50
$477,490,200
$21,333,333
1945
51
$468,305,200
$377,027,325
2003
52
$467,068,800
$116,000,000
1974
53
$457,808,100
$373,585,825
2004
54
$456,600,000
$72,000,000
1964
55
$456,600,000
$36,000,000
1952
56
$455,764,900
$141,600,000
1978^
57
$454,353,800
$370,782,930
2004^
58
$451,460,100
$380,270,577
2005
59
$449,375,500
$210,609,762
1985
60
$438,567,500
$341,786,758
2002^
61
$438,177,200
$293,506,292
1999
62
$436,495,300
$134,218,018
1978
63
$433,039,000
$177,200,000
1982
64
$432,498,600
$126,737,428
1977
65
$428,728,200
$339,714,978
2003
66
$425,933,900
$43,656,822
1961
67
$425,497,800
$317,575,550
2001
68
$424,142,500
$93,602,326
1955^
69
$422,929,900
$132,088,635
1977^
70
$421,468,800
$44,824,144
1962^
71
$419,078,300
$112,892,319
1975
72
$418,854,200
$117,235,147
1976
73
$418,550,000
$23,650,000
1946
74
$417,803,900
$84,563,118
1972
75
$416,296,800
$314,776,170
2001^
76
$416,176,700
$241,721,524
1996
77
$415,632,900
$250,690,539
1997
78
$413,984,000
$27,200,000
1957
79
$410,186,100
$402,111,870
2009
80
$409,991,900
$46,332,858
1963
81
$409,478,900
$40,356,000
1960
82
$408,545,600
$108,981,275
1975
83
$408,536,800
$81,600,000
1970
84
$407,384,700
$179,870,271
1984
85
$406,895,100
$310,676,740
2002^
86
$400,928,200
$219,195,243
1993
87
$399,086,300
$217,350,219
1992
88
$391,650,300
$217,631,306
1990
89
$388,265,300
$20,408,163
1946
90
$385,438,100
$305,413,918
2003
91
$384,547,900
$23,750,000
1953
92
$383,199,600
$36,764,313
1954^
93
$379,814,700
$229,086,679
1997
94
$376,059,500
$197,171,806
1989
95
$372,237,700
$336,530,303
2007
96
$370,275,000
$204,843,345
1991
97
$366,217,500
$16,361,885
1941
98
$366,092,900
$260,044,825
2000
99
$364,035,900
$245,852,179
1999^
100
$362,627,200
$176,786,701
1986

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CHART NOTES
* Adjusted to the estimated 2010 average ticket price of $7.61. Inflation-adjustment is mostly done by multiplying estimated admissions by the latest average ticket price. Where admissions are unavailable, adjustment is based on the average ticket price for when each movie was released (taking in to account re-releases where applicable).
^ Indicates documented multiple theatrical releases. Most of the pre-1980 movies listed on this chart had multiple undocumentented releases over the years. The year shown is the first year of release.
Most pre-1980 pictures achieved their totals through multiple releases, especially Disney animated features which made much of their totals in the past few decades belying their original release dates in terms of adjustment. For example, Snow White has made $118,328,683 of its unadjusted $184,925,486 total since 1983. Click here for a full discussion of adjusting for movie ticket price inflation.
As per the latest stats carried by the Harvard Business Publishing, the MGM movie “Gone with the wind” would have been the highest grosser at box office, if the ticket sales are calculated at today average rate. The Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh starrer film about war reconstruction and romance, released in 1940 created waves when it was released and during its numerous re-runs. Most of the people of my generation (fifties) must have seen it. I also watched the movie during my school days in sixties. I did not understand even a word of the English dialogues, but enjoyed the movie thoroughly.
Please view the stats and share your experience about the movie

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