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Old January 8 2014, 02:42 AM   #31
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Re: Highest grossing movie ever???

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Titanic did so after it's run.

Avatar did so too. I believe you pointed it out. So to be more specific how can they claim that if they are not the biggest money makers.
So this whole thread is based on you seeing Titanic and then Avatar claiming to be the highest grossing movies ever (without adjusting for inflation) and wondering, about 5 years later, how those 2 specific movies could have claimed that at the time?

Or are there other movies you weren't being specific about?
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Old January 8 2014, 04:32 AM   #32
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Re: Highest grossing movie ever???

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Vanyel wrote: View Post
Titanic did so after it's run.

Avatar did so too. I believe you pointed it out. So to be more specific how can they claim that if they are not the biggest money makers.
So this whole thread is based on you seeing Titanic and then Avatar claiming to be the highest grossing movies ever (without adjusting for inflation) and wondering, about 5 years later, how those 2 specific movies could have claimed that at the time?

Or are there other movies you weren't being specific about?
Before Titanic, there was Jurassic Park, E.T., Star Wars, Jaws. All claimed the title, or were acclaimed as such. (ETA) There were others which held the title, but shouldn't have without being adjusted. So basically, since the era of the Summer Block Buster movies (Jaws is usually considered the first Summer Block Buster.) different movies have tried to lay claim to the title, Avatar is just the most recent.
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Old January 9 2014, 03:18 AM   #33
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Re: Highest grossing movie ever???

Fair enough. I was just confused by the timing of the thread, as all of those movies came out over a decade ago (when the question, to me, seemed more relevant) and I was confused if a recent movie was trying to muscle in on this claim. Avatar no longer really feels recent to me, for example.

My mistake.
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