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Old 01-11-2010, 08:15 PM   #481
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Ehh, I still think $100 million for 1939 is a little high.

Where did you find that clarification?
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:30 PM   #482
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I don't think it's a total clarification, but it helps a bit.

Gone with the Wind (1939) - Box office / business

Then again, the film didn't even do $1 million in its opening weekend, so who knows.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:18 PM   #483
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Yeah, I saw that page, and I was thinking that $75 million number at the bottom of the Rentals list was the most likely. Unless that's the total of everything listed above it. Not sure.

The $191 million number at the bottom of the Gross list is likely the cumulative amount of all the releases up until 1998.

Also, $1 million in a weekend is pretty damned good in 1939 dollars, I imagine. And there probably wasn't the quick drop-off like there is today; it could have been in theatres for a year, easy.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:35 AM   #484
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No way GWTW broke $100m originally, Jaws was the first movie to do that.
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Audiences experience 'Avatar' blues - CNN.com

This made me laugh:

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"I wasn't depressed myself. In fact the movie made me happy ," Baghdassarian said. "But I can understand why it made people depressed. The movie was so beautiful and it showed something we don't have here on Earth. I think people saw we could be living in a completely different world and that caused them to be depressed."

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"That's all I have been doing as of late, searching the Internet for more info about 'Avatar.' I guess that helps. It's so hard I can't force myself to think that it's just a movie, and to get over it, that living like the Na'vi will never happen. I think I need a rebound movie,"
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"Ever since I went to see 'Avatar' I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na'vi made me want to be one of them. I can't stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it," Mike posted. "I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in 'Avatar.' "
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"When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar for the first time yesterday, the world seemed ... gray. It was like my whole life, everything I've done and worked for, lost its meaning," Hill wrote on the forum. "It just seems so ... meaningless. I still don't really see any reason to keep ... doing things at all. I live in a dying world."
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"After discussing on the forums for a while now, my depression is beginning to fade away. Having taken a part in many discussions concerning all this has really, really helped me," Hill said. "Before, I had lost the reason to keep on living -- but now it feels like these feelings are gradually being replaced with others."
It's only a movie.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:40 PM   #486
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Is Lance OK??!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:47 PM   #487
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The Boston Globe had an article the other day talking about people who take escapism way too far and wish these things were real, and mentioned Alec Guinness being afraid for over-the-top Star Wars fans like that. People need to get outside and not stigmatize movies for the rest of us.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:56 PM   #488
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I knew one person, many moons ago and through my mother (I was like four, at the time, and it was just a few years after Jedi), who believed in Star Wars. Like, 100 percent. My mother was studying her, as I recall, for some abnormal psychology coursework. Unreal. I thought it was amazing, at the time (again, I was four). Chick had made lightsabres, and shit, which she was convinced worked. She had Star Wars CARPETING. I thought that shit was incredibly cool. It only became disturbing in hindsight, as the years went on.
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The Boston Globe had an article the other day talking about people who take escapism way too far and wish these things were real, and mentioned Alec Guinness being afraid for over-the-top Star Wars fans like that. People need to get outside and not stigmatize movies for the rest of us.
It's hard for me to understand since I've seen so many movies and know somewhat how they are made I don't get pulled in that far. I think those people who think this world is grey and boring need to learn more about this world (AKA education) before they make grandiose statements like that. Planet Earth is VERY interesting.
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She had Star Wars CARPETING.
That's HOT.

So she shaved it into the film's logo, the rebel alliance symbol, Darth Vader's mask?

Please clarify.
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That's HOT.

So she shaved it into the film's logo, the rebel alliance symbol, Darth Vader's mask?

Please clarify.
The Death Star. It was shag, though.
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I knew one person, many moons ago
You're referring to the moons of Endor, correct?
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It's hard for me to understand since I've seen so many movies and know somewhat how they are made I don't get pulled in that far. I think those people who think this world is grey and boring need to learn more about this world (AKA education) before they make grandiose statements like that. Planet Earth is VERY interesting.
Amen to that.
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The Death Star. It was shag, though.
Was it fully operational?
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The Boston Globe had an article the other day talking about people who take escapism way too far and wish these things were real, and mentioned Alec Guinness being afraid for over-the-top Star Wars fans like that. People need to get outside and not stigmatize movies for the rest of us.
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