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


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).