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Thread: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    More People watched, and enjoyed Avatar, than any other Movie. and the Hollywood elite, can't stand it, so they voted for the tired War movie. typical.
    I agree that the best movie should be the most enjoyed film, but that's also a matter of opinion.

    Personally, The Hurt Locker was more enjoyable than Avatar. I found myself complaining about Avatar more because of how generic it was.


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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    More People watched, and enjoyed Avatar, than any other Movie.
    That's not true.

    Gone with the wind still holds that title. Avatar just made more money.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's not true.

    Gone with the wind still holds that title. Avatar just made more money.
    I'm not sure that bit of trivia still holds true...Gone with the Wind as the most "seen" film of all time...

    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)

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I'm not sure that bit of trivia still holds true...Gone with the Wind as the most "seen" film of all time...

    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)
    As Gone with the Wind was before DVDs and home theaters of any sort, we can use ticket sails to judge:

    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 10:58 PM.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's not true.

    Gone with the wind still holds that title. Avatar just made more money.
    Just give it time, just give it time.
    "Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I'm not sure that bit of trivia still holds true...Gone with the Wind as the most "seen" film of all time...

    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)
    Monsters Inc. ??? Just shows how little I know
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    As Gone with the Wind was before DVDs and home theaters of any sort, we can use ticket sails to judge:

    All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

    The Ten Commandments beat out Avatar...the Ten ****ing Commandments.
    There's a problem with the way they 'adjust' for ticket prices. 1939-1940, tickets went from $0.25 to $1.20 in big cities for evening shows...

    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.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    There's a problem with the way they 'adjust' for ticket prices. 1939-1940, tickets went from $0.25 to $1.20 in big cities for evening shows...

    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.
    The claim was:
    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    More People watched, and enjoyed Avatar, than any other Movie. and the Hollywood elite, can't stand it, so they voted for the tired War movie. typical.
    So who gives a **** about ticket prices?

    We're talking about how "watched, and enjoyed" movies are, not how much money they've made.

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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    More People watched, and enjoyed Avatar, than any other Movie. and the Hollywood elite, can't stand it, so they voted for the tired War movie. typical.
    Surely no one in the world truly "enjoyed" Avatar per se?
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    Re: Oscar Pics - BEST PICTURE

    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'


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