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Titanic had a budget of $200 million. The gross, $1.800 million, is 9 times the budget. The Blair Witch Project had a budget around $35.000 and had in november 1999 grossed $140,5 million - in USA alone (all according to IMDb). That is 4000 times the budget. So which of these two films has been the most successful?

Ummm....didn't My Big Fat greek Wedding beat out Blair Witch, in terms of more profit?
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All-Time Worldwide Boxoffice

RankTitleWorldwide Box Office1.Titanic (1997)$1,835,300,0002.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)$1,129,219,2523.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)$968,600,0004.Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)$922,379,0005.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)$921,600,0006.Jurassic Park (1993)$919,700,0007.Shrek 2 (2004)$880,871,0368.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)$866,300,0009.Finding Nemo (2003)$865,000,00010.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)$860,700,000
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Originally Posted by TheUsualSuspect
Titanic had a budget of $200 million. The gross, $1.800 million, is 9 times the budget. The Blair Witch Project had a budget around $35.000 and had in november 1999 grossed $140,5 million - in USA alone (all according to IMDb). That is 4000 times the budget. So which of these two films has been the most successful?

Ummm....didn't My Big Fat greek Wedding beat out Blair Witch, in terms of more profit?
Possible. I'm not saying The Blair Witch Project is the most profitable movie ever made. I was using it as an example of how profit or success can be measured in more than one way and that the list with all those blockbusters is more a list of very smart investments rather than the ten best movies ever made. Or the most daring or the most visionairy. It would be interesting to see a list of the ten most successful movies ever made in terms of making the largest profit in relation to the initial budget though. That or a list based on the numbers of tickets sold, but I think someone posted a list like that here a while back, no?

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All-Time Worldwide Boxoffice

RankTitleWorldwide Box Office1.Titanic (1997)$1,835,300,0002.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)$1,129,219,2523.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)$968,600,0004.Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)$922,379,0005.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)$921,600,0006.Jurassic Park (1993)$919,700,0007.Shrek 2 (2004)$880,871,0368.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)$866,300,0009.Finding Nemo (2003)$865,000,00010.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)$860,700,000
Interesting. 8 of those 10 films are sequels or prequels. It says a lot about the business today.
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Originally Posted by Escape
I don't think Titantic was that great at all. It just happened to be the fad of '97. It was long and drawn out actually. The effects of course were the best part.
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LOL...I would say inside deep throat.....

8 out of 10??

.Titanic (1997)$1,835,300,0002.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)$1,129,219,2523.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)$968,600,0004.Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)$922,379,0005.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)$921,600,0006.Jurassic Park (1993)$919,700,0007.Shrek 2 (2004)$880,871,0368.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)$866,300,0009.Finding Nemo (2003)$865,000,00010.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)$860,700,000

TITANIC, JURASSIC PARK, FINDING NEMO, LOTR FELLOWSHIP, HARRY POTTER SORCERER'S STONE

I hope your not including FOTR + HPSS in the prequels....and btw, I wouldn't call ROTK and TTT sequels. SHREK 2??? YES, CHAMBER OF SECRETS??? YES...conintuing epic journey??? no.



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Originally Posted by TheUsualSuspect
LOL...I would say inside deep throat.....

8 out of 10??

.Titanic (1997)$1,835,300,0002.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)$1,129,219,2523.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)$968,600,0004.Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)$922,379,0005.The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)$921,600,0006.Jurassic Park (1993)$919,700,0007.Shrek 2 (2004)$880,871,0368.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)$866,300,0009.Finding Nemo (2003)$865,000,00010.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)$860,700,000

TITANIC, JURASSIC PARK, FINDING NEMO, LOTR FELLOWSHIP, HARRY POTTER SORCERER'S STONE

I hope your not including FOTR + HPSS in the prequels....and btw, I wouldn't call ROTK and TTT sequels. SHREK 2??? YES, CHAMBER OF SECRETS??? YES...conintuing epic journey??? no.
ummm, what?



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Originally Posted by TheUsualSuspect
I hope your not including FOTR + HPSS in the prequels....and btw, I wouldn't call ROTK and TTT sequels. SHREK 2??? YES, CHAMBER OF SECRETS??? YES...conintuing epic journey??? no.
Hope away! Perhaps prequels was a bad choice of words. "Parts or episodes of a series of films". And that's what all those eight films are. To be honest, I don't really understand your post either, even though it was meant to me.



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To clarify: You said that sequels and prequels. When FOTR, Sorceror's Stone are not prequels, but the original films.

TTT and ROTK are continuing one story, where as the "sequels" are doing another story...ie shrek 2 and what not.



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Originally Posted by TheUsualSuspect
To clarify: You said that sequels and prequels. When FOTR, Sorceror's Stone are not prequels, but the original films.

TTT and ROTK are continuing one story, where as the "sequels" are doing another story...ie shrek 2 and what not.
The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi continue the same story, as well. Are they not sequels? What about Halloween II, which picks up exactly where Halloween left off, on the same night, continuing the same story.... Is it not a sequel?
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Originally Posted by TheUsualSuspect
To clarify: You said that sequels and prequels. When FOTR, Sorceror's Stone are not prequels, but the original films.

TTT and ROTK are continuing one story, where as the "sequels" are doing another story...ie shrek 2 and what not.
From a commercial point of view that's totally irrelevant. The point is that these films are parts of series, that were meant to be series from the start (except for Jurassic Park perhaps). It's very profitable for the movie companies to make several blockbusters from one single idea, which the list is proof of, and that's the trend these days. Which, as I wanted to point out, is interesting.



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Oooo, do i see what i think is in that list???