Friday, September 15, 2006

Crystal Ball

Just noticed this:

The third-highest-grossing film of all-time (domestically) is Shrek 2 ($441 million).

The sixth-highest-grossing film of all-time (domestically) is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($417 million).

The seventh-highest-grossing film of all-time (domestically) is Spider-Man ($404 million).

And the tenth-highest-grossing film of all-time (domestically) is Spider-Man 2 ($374 million).

Here are three films coming out within three weeks of each other next summer:

May 4: Spider-Man 3
May 18: Shrek the Third
May 25: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Now that should be an interesting month.

Until Whenever

2 comments:

Jaquandor said...

Yeah, but these numbers are never adjusted for inflation, which makes them impossible to take seriously.

Tosy And Cosh said...

In terms of them really meaning "Shrek 2 is the third-most popular film ever," of course. But in terms of "a still-pretty-crazy number of people went to see these films in the theater" I'd say they DO have meaning. And that the sequels to what amount to 4 of the biggest movies if the last decade or two are coming out within weeks of each otehr is interesting (or it is to me at least).