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Films that have been out longer will have been "seen/watched" by more people--but there is no real way to accurately account for how many people have seen or watched a film... Accept ask them, I guess...
The top-selling DVDs of all time are:
1 Spider-Man (12.7 million discs sold)
2 Lotr: Fellowship of the Ring (12.2)
3 Monsters Inc (12.0)
4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (10.1)
5 Shrek (9.8)
6 Star Wars Episode II (9.2)
7 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (8.6)
8 Pearl Harbor (8.4)
9 The Matrix (8.3)
10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (7.9)
All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
The Ten Commandments beat out Avatar...the Ten ****ing Commandments.
Last edited by Jerry; 03-09-10 at 09:58 PM.
It's a Hollywood folklore stat that's been thrown around for years, people always quoting the same sources, no one ever checking them...
Your sources says GWTW sold an estimated 202,044,600 tickets, but the population of the U.S. was only 130Mil. This number is even harder to swallow when you consider there were only around 740 screens in the U.S. That's not movie houses, that's actual screens. Of course the theaters held a lot more people back then -- e.g. Radio City...
MGM has a number and they're sticking with it--how would anybody ever check that number? They can't.
If it weren't in 3D, it probably wouldn't have had half the appeal it has now.
Sad thing is that 50 years from now, we'll all be saying how "Avatar was the first 3D movie" and then shoot ourselves with our hypocrisy guns.
Now, if they give away a "Best Hype" award at the Oscars, well now we're talkin'