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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Re: How much of a movie lemming are you? Reply with quote

1 Titanic Par. $600,788,188 1997
2 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
3 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $431,088,301 1999
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BV $423,315,812 2006
7 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
8 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $380,270,577 2005
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $377,027,325 2003
10 Spider-Man 2 Sony $373,585,825 2004
11 The Passion of the Christ NM $370,782,930 2004^
12 Jurassic Park Uni. $357,067,947 1993
13 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $341,786,758 2002^
14 Finding Nemo BV $339,714,978 2003
15 Spider-Man 3 Sony $336,530,303 2007
16 Forrest Gump Par. $329,694,499 1994
17 The Lion King BV $328,541,776 1994^
18 Shrek the Third P/DW $322,719,944 2007
19 Transformers P/DW $319,246,193 2007
20 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $317,575,550 2001
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $314,776,170 2001^
22 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox $310,676,740 2002^
23 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End BV $309,420,425 2007
24 Return of the Jedi Fox $309,306,177 1983^
25 Independence Day Fox $306,169,268 1996
26 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl BV $305,413,918 2003
27 The Sixth Sense BV $293,506,292 1999
28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $292,004,738 2007
29 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV $291,710,957 2005
30 The Empire Strikes Back Fox $290,475,067 1980^
31 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $290,013,036 2005
32 Home Alone Fox $285,761,243 1990
33 The Matrix Reloaded WB $281,576,461 2003
34 Meet the Fockers Uni. $279,261,160 2004
35 Shrek DW $267,665,011 2001
36 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB $261,988,482 2002
37 The Incredibles BV $261,441,092 2004
38 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $260,044,825 2000
39 Jaws Uni. $260,000,000 1975
40 Monsters, Inc. BV $255,873,250 2001
41 I Am Legend WB $254,205,399 200
42 Batman WB $251,188,924 1989
43 Night at the Museum Fox $250,863,268 2006
44 Men in Black Sony $250,690,539 1997
45 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB $249,541,069 2004
46 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 1999^
47 Cars BV $244,082,982 2006
48 Bruce Almighty Uni. $242,829,261 2003
49 Raiders of the Lost Ark Par. $242,374,454 1981^
50 Twister WB $241,721,524 1996
51 My Big Fat Greek Wedding IFC $241,438,208 2002
52 Ghostbusters Col. $238,632,124 1984^
53 Beverly Hills Cop Par. $234,760,478 1984
54 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $234,362,462 2006
55 War of the Worlds Par. $234,280,354 2005
56 Cast Away Fox $233,632,142 2000
57 The Exorcist WB $232,671,011 1973^
58 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Uni. $229,086,679 1997
59 Signs BV $227,966,634 2002
60 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $227,471,070 2007
61 Rush Hour 2 NL $226,164,286 2001
62 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $219,195,243 1993
63 King Kong Uni. $218,080,025 2005
64 Ghost Par. $217,631,306 1990
65 The Da Vinci Code Sony $217,536,138 2006
66 Aladdin BV $217,350,219 1992
67 Saving Private Ryan DW $216,540,909 1998
68 Mission: Impossible II Par. $215,409,889 2000
69 X2: X-Men United Fox $214,949,694 2003
70 Austin Powers in Goldmember NL $213,307,889 2002
71 National Treasure: Book of Secrets BV $212,882,717 2007
72 300 WB $210,614,939 2007
73 Back to the Future Uni. $210,609,762 1985
74 Alvin and the Chipmunks Fox $210,034,498 2007
75 Wedding Crashers NL $209,255,921 2005
76 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory WB $206,459,076 2005
77 Ratatouille BV $206,445,654 2007
78 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me NL $206,040,086 1999
79 Batman Begins WB $205,343,774 2005
80 Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriS $204,843,345 1991
81 The Mummy Returns Uni. $202,019,785 2001
82 Armageddon BV $201,578,182 1998
83 Superman Returns WB $200,081,192 2006
84 Gone with the Wind MGM $198,676,459 1939^
85 Pearl Harbor BV $198,542,554 2001
86 Happy Feet WB $198,000,317 2006
87 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Par. $197,171,806 1989
88 Ice Age: The Meltdown Fox $195,330,621 2006
89 Madagascar DW $193,595,521 2005
90 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 1995^
91 Men in Black II Sony $190,418,803 2002
92 Grease Par. $188,389,888 1978^
93 Gladiator DW $187,705,427 2000
94 The Day After Tomorrow Fox $186,740,799 2004
95 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Fox $186,336,279 2005
96 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dis. $184,925,486 1937^
97 Dances with Wolves Orion $184,208,848 1990
98 Batman Forever WB $184,031,112 1995
99 The Fugitive (1993) WB $183,875,760 1993
100 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 2001

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Highlighted are the ones I have NOT seen:

1 Titanic Par. $600,788,188 1997
2 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
3 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $431,088,301 1999
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BV $423,315,812 2006
7 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
8 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $380,270,577 2005
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $377,027,325 2003
10 Spider-Man 2 Sony $373,585,825 2004
11 The Passion of the Christ NM $370,782,930 2004^
12 Jurassic Park Uni. $357,067,947 1993
13 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $341,786,758 2002^
14 Finding Nemo BV $339,714,978 2003
15 Spider-Man 3 Sony $336,530,303 2007
16 Forrest Gump Par. $329,694,499 1994
17 The Lion King BV $328,541,776 1994^
18 Shrek the Third P/DW $322,719,944 2007
19 Transformers P/DW $319,246,193 2007
20 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $317,575,550 2001
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $314,776,170 2001^
22 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox $310,676,740 2002^
23 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End BV $309,420,425 2007
24 Return of the Jedi Fox $309,306,177 1983^
25 Independence Day Fox $306,169,268 1996
26 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl BV $305,413,918 2003
27 The Sixth Sense BV $293,506,292 1999
28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $292,004,738 2007
29 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV $291,710,957 2005
30 The Empire Strikes Back Fox $290,475,067 1980^
31 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $290,013,036 2005
32 Home Alone Fox $285,761,243 1990
33 The Matrix Reloaded WB $281,576,461 2003
34 Meet the Fockers Uni. $279,261,160 2004
35 Shrek DW $267,665,011 2001
36 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB $261,988,482 2002
37 The Incredibles BV $261,441,092 2004
38 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $260,044,825 2000
39 Jaws Uni. $260,000,000 1975
40 Monsters, Inc. BV $255,873,250 2001
41 I Am Legend WB $254,205,399 2007[b]
42 Batman WB $251,188,924 1989
[b]43 Night at the Museum Fox $250,863,268 2006

44 Men in Black Sony $250,690,539 1997
45 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB $249,541,069 2004
46 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 1999^
47 Cars BV $244,082,982 2006
48 Bruce Almighty Uni. $242,829,261 2003
49 Raiders of the Lost Ark Par. $242,374,454 1981^
50 Twister WB $241,721,524 1996
51 My Big Fat Greek Wedding IFC $241,438,208 2002
52 Ghostbusters Col. $238,632,124 1984^
53 Beverly Hills Cop Par. $234,760,478 1984
54 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $234,362,462 2006
55 War of the Worlds Par. $234,280,354 2005
56 Cast Away Fox $233,632,142 2000
57 The Exorcist WB $232,671,011 1973^
58 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Uni. $229,086,679 1997
59 Signs BV $227,966,634 2002
60 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $227,471,070 2007
61 Rush Hour 2 NL $226,164,286 2001
62 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $219,195,243 1993
63 King Kong Uni. $218,080,025 2005
64 Ghost Par. $217,631,306 1990
65 The Da Vinci Code Sony $217,536,138 2006
66 Aladdin BV $217,350,219 1992
67 Saving Private Ryan DW $216,540,909 1998
68 Mission: Impossible II Par. $215,409,889 2000
69 X2: X-Men United Fox $214,949,694 2003
70 Austin Powers in Goldmember NL $213,307,889 2002
71 National Treasure: Book of Secrets BV $212,882,717 2007
72 300 WB $210,614,939 2007
73 Back to the Future Uni. $210,609,762 1985
74 Alvin and the Chipmunks Fox $210,034,498 2007
75 Wedding Crashers NL $209,255,921 2005
76 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory WB $206,459,076 2005
77 Ratatouille BV $206,445,654 2007
78 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me NL $206,040,086 1999
79 Batman Begins WB $205,343,774 2005
80 Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriS $204,843,345 1991
81 The Mummy Returns Uni. $202,019,785 2001
82 Armageddon BV $201,578,182 1998
83 Superman Returns WB $200,081,192 2006
84 Gone with the Wind MGM $198,676,459 1939^
85 Pearl Harbor BV $198,542,554 2001
86 Happy Feet WB $198,000,317 2006
87 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Par. $197,171,806 1989
88 Ice Age: The Meltdown Fox $195,330,621 2006
89 Madagascar DW $193,595,521 2005
90 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 1995^
91 Men in Black II Sony $190,418,803 2002
92 Grease Par. $188,389,888 1978^
93 Gladiator DW $187,705,427 2000
94 The Day After Tomorrow Fox $186,740,799 2004
95 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Fox $186,336,279 2005
96 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dis. $184,925,486 1937^
97 Dances with Wolves Orion $184,208,848 1990
98 Batman Forever WB $184,031,112 1995
99 The Fugitive (1993) WB $183,875,760 1993
100 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 2001

So I'm no where as close to being a film whore as many of you here, having missed 29 of the top hundred. Wink I would like to say that some of the movies on that list that I have seen - such as Pearl Harbor contain major major major suckage. Confused

The second batch, again, highlighted are ones I have NOT seen:

101 The Simpsons Movie Fox $183,135,014 2007
102 What Women Want Par. $182,811,707 2000
103 The Perfect Storm WB $182,618,434 2000
104 Liar Liar Uni. $181,410,615 1997
105 Jurassic Park III Uni. $181,171,875 2001
106 Mission: Impossible Par. $180,981,856 1996
107 Planet of the Apes Fox $180,011,740 2001
108 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. $179,870,271 1984
109 Hitch Sony $179,495,555 2005
110 The Polar Express WB $179,100,434 2004^
111 Pretty Woman BV $178,406,268 1990
112 Tootsie Col. $177,200,000 1982
113 Top Gun Par. $176,786,701 1986
114 There's Something About Mary Fox $176,484,651 1998
115 Ice Age Fox $176,387,405 2002
116 The Bourne Supremacy Uni. $176,241,941 2004
117 Crocodile Dundee Par. $174,803,506 1986
118 Apollo 13 Uni. $173,837,933 1995^
119 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Fox $173,585,516 1992
120 Elf NL $173,398,518 2003
121 National Treasure BV $173,008,894 2004
122 Air Force One Sony $172,956,409 1997
123 Rain Man MGM $172,825,435 1988
124 The Matrix WB $171,479,930 1999
125 Beauty and the Beast BV $171,350,553 1991^
126 Tarzan BV $171,091,819 1999
127 A Beautiful Mind Uni. $170,742,341 2001
128 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2002
129 Wild Hogs BV $168,273,550 2007
130 Three Men and a Baby BV $167,780,960 1987
131 Casino Royale Sony $167,445,960 2006
132 Meet the Parents Uni. $166,244,045 2000
133 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves WB $165,493,908 1991
134 Hannibal MGM $165,092,268 2001
135 Catch Me If You Can DW $164,615,351 2002
136 The Pursuit of Happyness Sony $163,566,459 2006
137 Big Daddy Sony $163,479,795 1999
138 Batman Returns WB $162,831,698 1992

139 A Bug's Life BV $162,798,565 1998
140 The Waterboy BV $161,491,646 1998
141 Die Another Day MGM $160,942,139 2002
142 Shark Tale DW $160,861,908 2004

143 The Sound of Music Fox $158,671,368 1965
144 The Firm Par. $158,348,367 1993
145 The Longest Yard Par. $158,119,460 2005

146 X-Men Fox $157,299,717 2000
147 Scary Movie Mira. $157,019,771 2000
148 Fatal Attraction Par. $156,645,693 1987

149 Who Framed Roger Rabbit BV $156,452,370 1988
150 The Sting Uni. $156,000,000 1973
151 What Lies Beneath DW $155,464,351 2000
152 The Mummy Uni. $155,385,488 1999
153 Over the Hedge P/DW $155,019,340 2006
154 Fantastic Four Fox $154,696,080 2005
155 Jerry Maguire Sony $153,952,592 1996
156 Beverly Hills Cop II Par. $153,665,036 1987
157 Scooby-Doo WB $153,294,164 2002
158 Gremlins WB $153,083,102 1984^

159 Runaway Bride Par. $152,257,509 1999
160 Rambo: First Blood Part II TriS $150,415,432 1985
161 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines WB $150,371,112 2003
162 Knocked Up Uni. $148,768,917 2007

163 As Good as It Gets Sony $148,478,011 1997
164 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Sony $148,213,377 2006
165 Lethal Weapon 2 WB $147,253,986 1989
166 True Lies Fox $146,282,411 1994

167 Lilo & Stitch BV $145,794,338 2002
168 American Pie 2 Uni. $145,103,595 2001
169 101 Dalmatians Dis. $144,880,014 1961^
170 The Santa Clause BV $144,833,357 1994
171 I, Robot Fox $144,801,023 2004
172 Lethal Weapon 3 WB $144,731,527 1992
173 The Fast and the Furious Uni. $144,533,925 2001

174 Doctor Dolittle Fox $144,156,605 1998
175 XXX SonR $142,109,382 2002
176 The Jungle Book Dis. $141,843,612 1967^
177 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $141,600,000 1978^
178 Pocahontas BV $141,579,773 1995
179 A Few Good Men Col. $141,340,178 1992
180 Rush Hour NL $141,186,864 1998
181 The Blair Witch Project Art. $140,539,099 1999
182 Deep Impact Par. $140,464,664 1998
183 Rush Hour 3 NL $140,125,968 2007

184 Look Who's Talking TriS $140,088,813 1989
185 Stuart Little Sony $140,035,367 1999
186 Sister Act BV $139,605,150 1992
187 The Matrix Revolutions WB $139,313,948 2003
188 The Santa Clause 2 BV $139,236,327 2002
189 Cheaper by the Dozen Fox $138,614,544 2003
190 Bad Boys II Sony $138,608,444 2003

191 Platoon Orion $138,530,565 1986
192 Good Will Hunting Mira. $138,433,435 1997
193 Dinosaur BV $137,748,063 2000
194 Click SonR $137,355,633 2006
195 The Green Mile WB $136,801,374 1999
196 Ransom BV $136,492,681 1996

197 Godzilla Sony $136,314,294 1998
198 101 Dalmatians (1996) BV $136,189,294 1996
199 Anger Management SonR $135,645,823 2003
200 Chicken Little BV $135,386,665 2005


So I have missed quite a bit on the second list, too.

I'm not sure about the lemming/groundhog thing, but I have seen more of these on dvd/vhs than in the theater... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed the second list - and what a weird coincidence, I have only seen 39 of those too.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the time I see I've been Kinged, I'm already dethroned! Shoot!

Gotta swing by Hollywood Video on the way home.....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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By the time I see I've been Kinged, I'm already dethroned! Shoot!

Gotta swing by Hollywood Video on the way home.....


Haha! Is this becoming a pissing contest?!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kil Tyme wrote:
Seen all but maybe 20 of the first group; didn't bother lookin at 2nd, but I imagine I saw a vast majority of em, too. Very few I regret; you need to see some of the bad to appreciate the good and to have a good conversation of both good and bad flicks.

I love a big budget blockbuster as much as anyone else when it's done right. But when it's done badly, I avoid subsequent big Hollywood productions for a long time. Voting with my wallet, as it were.

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Also, what is so bad about claiming to see most these movies? Why call us lemmings? I wish I saw all 100 (or 200) of them. It's part of the shared culturual experience to see all varieties of flicks.

I refer back to what aTOMiC said:
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"If you are wandering through Blockbuster and then say "Hey that movie must have been pretty good. I hear it did well at the box office. Let's rent it!"
Then you are a lemming.

So I would say it's "bad" if the sole reason you watch or go see a movie - or think that it must be good - is because it did well at the box office. You can see where this leads: one starts judging a movie's "viewing worthiness" based only on commercial success.

The point about seeing all varieties of movies is a good one. I guess the real argument might be over this question: is seeing only the top moneymakers of all time the same thing as seeing many varieties of movies?

I don't mean to start a big fuss here, Kil Tyme. This was meant to be just a light-hearted thread on aTOMiC's part, I'm sure. But I felt your statements needed to be addressed seriously.
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So I would say it's "bad" if the sole reason you watch or go see a movie - or think that it must be good - is because it did well at the box office. You can see where this leads: one starts judging a movie's "viewing worthiness" based only on commercial success.


Sadly, there are people who do think like that. I had an ex's sister tell me (one night when we saw Hidden at the cinema) that she was a 'movie snob' because she only saw films which had famous actors in them, or which were made by Hollywood. Despite imagining I heard a thousand Frenchmen break their breadsticks in fury, I joked that I was a 'movie snob' for exactly the opposite reason. Smile

I like to see some big-budget blockbusters, but there's so much else out there - a whole world of excellent cinema - that is consistently overlooked for the showier variety.

It's interesting to note, after perusing those two lists, that not a great deal of those films have received too much atention in the years following their debuts. Yet, there are so many other films which are talked about decades after their release, and have become the equivalent of household names, which never came within a mile of the top 100 money-makers.
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Montressor wrote:

I like to see some big-budget blockbusters, but there's so much else out there - a whole world of excellent cinema - that is consistently overlooked for the showier variety.

I agree. I expressed a similar sentiment in the "best low budget flicks" thread: "It makes me mad when great, small films get lost in the shuffle because the studios fail to sufficiently promote them - or because the public just has no taste for them."

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It's interesting to note, after perusing those two lists, that not a great deal of those films have received too much atention in the years following their debuts. Yet, there are so many other films which are talked about decades after their release, and have become the equivalent of household names, which never came within a mile of the top 100 money-makers.

Good point. A few like Star Wars have proven their staying power, but many top earners occupy the limelight for just a brief time and then vanish, never to be heard from again.

For me, the films of Stanley Kubrick immediately come to mind as examples of works of lasting impact, well beyond their initially unimpressive box office performance. His films continue to be talked about and argued over, years after their release. Just for the fun of it, I looked up the domestic US box office take of five well-known Kubrick films - also via Box Office Mojo for consistency:

2001: A Space Odyssey: $55.9 million (lifetime gross)
Eyes Wide Shut: $55.6 million
Full Metal Jacket: $46.3 million
The Shining: $44 million
A Clockwork Orange: $26.5 million

Now compare those grosses to that of Rush Hour 2. Yes, Rush Hour 2. This one single movie (a sequel, no less) took in $226 million. Which matches almost exactly the combined gross of the five Kubrick films listed. But will Rush Hour 2 be remembered in thirty or forty years' time? Well, let's meet back here in 2048 and see.

No, I won't turn this into a Kubrick thread. Montressor, I'm sure, could make the same case for Akira Kurosawa's films. And then I could talk about Ingmar Bergman's. Or Woody Allen's. Yet they constitute only a fraction of, as Montressor put it, that whole world of excellent cinema beyond the blockbusters.

Oh, and Martin Scorsese - arguably the most revered American filmmaker alive - has a grand total of 2 films among the Top 386 as listed in Box Office Mojo. Hooray, I guess. At least The Departed made more money than Hulk. Go, Marty, go!

Another American movie icon, Clint Eastwood, has a total of 3 films on the list. The highest at #356. Yay.
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I"ve seen exactly 70 out of 100.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Balon wrote:
By the time I see I've been Kinged, I'm already dethroned! Shoot!

Gotta swing by Hollywood Video on the way home.....


Haha! Is this becoming a pissing contest?!


I've now seen all the movies on that list.

Boo.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Movies highlighted I have not seen.

1 Titanic Par. $600,788,188 1997
2 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
3 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $431,088,301 1999
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest BV $423,315,812 2006
7 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
8 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $380,270,577 2005
9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $377,027,325 2003
10 Spider-Man 2 Sony $373,585,825 2004
11 The Passion of the Christ NM $370,782,930 2004^
12 Jurassic Park Uni. $357,067,947 1993
13 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers NL $341,786,758 2002^
14 Finding Nemo BV $339,714,978 2003
15 Spider-Man 3 Sony $336,530,303 2007
16 Forrest Gump Par. $329,694,499 1994
17 The Lion King BV $328,541,776 1994^
18 Shrek the Third P/DW $322,719,944 2007
19 Transformers P/DW $319,246,193 2007
20 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $317,575,550 2001
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring NL $314,776,170 2001^
22 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox $310,676,740 2002^
23 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End BV $309,420,425 2007
24 Return of the Jedi Fox $309,306,177 1983^
25 Independence Day Fox $306,169,268 1996
26 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl BV $305,413,918 2003
27 The Sixth Sense BV $293,506,292 1999
28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $292,004,738 2007
29 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV $291,710,957 2005
30 The Empire Strikes Back Fox $290,475,067 1980^
31 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $290,013,036 2005
32 Home Alone Fox $285,761,243 1990
33 The Matrix Reloaded WB $281,576,461 2003
34 Meet the Fockers Uni. $279,261,160 2004
35 Shrek DW $267,665,011 2001
36 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB $261,988,482 2002
37 The Incredibles BV $261,441,092 2004
38 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $260,044,825 2000
39 Jaws Uni. $260,000,000 1975
40 Monsters, Inc. BV $255,873,250 2001
41 I Am Legend WB $254,205,399 2007
42 Batman WB $251,188,924 1989
43 Night at the Museum Fox $250,863,268 2006
44 Men in Black Sony $250,690,539 1997
45 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB $249,541,069 2004
46 Toy Story 2 BV $245,852,179 1999^
47 Cars BV $244,082,982 2006
48 Bruce Almighty Uni. $242,829,261 2003
49 Raiders of the Lost Ark Par. $242,374,454 1981^
50 Twister WB $241,721,524 1996
51 My Big Fat Greek Wedding IFC $241,438,208 2002
52 Ghostbusters Col. $238,632,124 1984^
53 Beverly Hills Cop Par. $234,760,478 1984
54 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox $234,362,462 2006
55 War of the Worlds Par. $234,280,354 2005
56 Cast Away Fox $233,632,142 2000
57 The Exorcist WB $232,671,011 1973^
58 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Uni. $229,086,679 1997
59 Signs BV $227,966,634 2002
60 The Bourne Ultimatum Uni. $227,471,070 2007
61 Rush Hour 2 NL $226,164,286 2001
62 Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $219,195,243 1993
63 King Kong Uni. $218,080,025 2005
64 Ghost Par. $217,631,306 1990
65 The Da Vinci Code Sony $217,536,138 2006
66 Aladdin BV $217,350,219 1992
67 Saving Private Ryan DW $216,540,909 1998
68 Mission: Impossible II Par. $215,409,889 2000
69 X2: X-Men United Fox $214,949,694 2003
70 Austin Powers in Goldmember NL $213,307,889 2002
71 National Treasure: Book of Secrets BV $212,882,717 2007
72 300 WB $210,614,939 2007
73 Back to the Future Uni. $210,609,762 1985
74 Alvin and the Chipmunks Fox $210,034,498 2007
75 Wedding Crashers NL $209,255,921 2005
76 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory WB $206,459,076 2005
77 Ratatouille BV $206,445,654 2007
78 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me NL $206,040,086 1999
79 Batman Begins WB $205,343,774 2005
80 Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriS $204,843,345 1991
81 The Mummy Returns Uni. $202,019,785 2001
82 Armageddon BV $201,578,182 1998
83 Superman Returns WB $200,081,192 2006
84 Gone with the Wind MGM $198,676,459 1939^
85 Pearl Harbor BV $198,542,554 2001
86 Happy Feet WB $198,000,317 2006
87 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Par. $197,171,806 1989
88 Ice Age: The Meltdown Fox $195,330,621 2006
89 Madagascar DW $193,595,521 2005
90 Toy Story BV $191,796,233 1995^
91 Men in Black II Sony $190,418,803 2002
92 Grease Par. $188,389,888 1978^
93 Gladiator DW $187,705,427 2000
94 The Day After Tomorrow Fox $186,740,799 2004
95 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Fox $186,336,279 2005
96 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dis. $184,925,486 1937^
97 Dances with Wolves Orion $184,208,848 1990
98 Batman Forever WB $184,031,112 1995
99 The Fugitive (1993) WB $183,875,760 1993
100 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 2001

Second list, again, movies highlighted I have not seen.

101 The Simpsons Movie Fox $183,135,014 2007
102 What Women Want Par. $182,811,707 2000
103 The Perfect Storm WB $182,618,434 2000
104 Liar Liar Uni. $181,410,615 1997
105 Jurassic Park III Uni. $181,171,875 2001
106 Mission: Impossible Par. $180,981,856 1996
107 Planet of the Apes Fox $180,011,740 2001
108 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. $179,870,271 1984
109 Hitch Sony $179,495,555 2005
110 The Polar Express WB $179,100,434 2004^
111 Pretty Woman BV $178,406,268 1990
112 Tootsie Col. $177,200,000 1982
113 Top Gun Par. $176,786,701 1986
114 There's Something About Mary Fox $176,484,651 1998
115 Ice Age Fox $176,387,405 2002
116 The Bourne Supremacy Uni. $176,241,941 2004
117 Crocodile Dundee Par. $174,803,506 1986
118 Apollo 13 Uni. $173,837,933 1995^
119 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Fox $173,585,516 1992
120 Elf NL $173,398,518 2003
121 National Treasure BV $173,008,894 2004
122 Air Force One Sony $172,956,409 1997
123 Rain Man MGM $172,825,435 1988
124 The Matrix WB $171,479,930 1999
125 Beauty and the Beast BV $171,350,553 1991^
126 Tarzan BV $171,091,819 1999
127 A Beautiful Mind Uni. $170,742,341 2001
128 Chicago Mira. $170,687,518 2002
129 Wild Hogs BV $168,273,550 2007
130 Three Men and a Baby BV $167,780,960 1987
131 Casino Royale Sony $167,445,960 2006
132 Meet the Parents Uni. $166,244,045 2000
133 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves WB $165,493,908 1991
134 Hannibal MGM $165,092,268 2001
135 Catch Me If You Can DW $164,615,351 2002
136 The Pursuit of Happyness Sony $163,566,459 2006
137 Big Daddy Sony $163,479,795 1999
138 Batman Returns WB $162,831,698 1992
139 A Bug's Life BV $162,798,565 1998
140 The Waterboy BV $161,491,646 1998
141 Die Another Day MGM $160,942,139 2002
142 Shark Tale DW $160,861,908 2004
143 The Sound of Music Fox $158,671,368 1965
144 The Firm Par. $158,348,367 1993
145 The Longest Yard Par. $158,119,460 2005
146 X-Men Fox $157,299,717 2000
147 Scary Movie Mira. $157,019,771 2000
148 Fatal Attraction Par. $156,645,693 1987
149 Who Framed Roger Rabbit BV $156,452,370 1988
150 The Sting Uni. $156,000,000 1973
151 What Lies Beneath DW $155,464,351 2000
152 The Mummy Uni. $155,385,488 1999
153 Over the Hedge P/DW $155,019,340 2006
154 Fantastic Four Fox $154,696,080 2005
155 Jerry Maguire Sony $153,952,592 1996
156 Beverly Hills Cop II Par. $153,665,036 1987
157 Scooby-Doo WB $153,294,164 2002
158 Gremlins WB $153,083,102 1984^
159 Runaway Bride Par. $152,257,509 1999
160 Rambo: First Blood Part II TriS $150,415,432 1985
161 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines WB $150,371,112 2003
162 Knocked Up Uni. $148,768,917 2007
163 As Good as It Gets Sony $148,478,011 1997
164 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Sony $148,213,377 2006
165 Lethal Weapon 2 WB $147,253,986 1989
166 True Lies Fox $146,282,411 1994
167 Lilo & Stitch BV $145,794,338 2002
168 American Pie 2 Uni. $145,103,595 2001
169 101 Dalmatians Dis. $144,880,014 1961^
170 The Santa Clause BV $144,833,357 1994
171 I, Robot Fox $144,801,023 2004
172 Lethal Weapon 3 WB $144,731,527 1992
173 The Fast and the Furious Uni. $144,533,925 2001
174 Doctor Dolittle Fox $144,156,605 1998
175 XXX SonR $142,109,382 2002
176 The Jungle Book Dis. $141,843,612 1967^
177 National Lampoon's Animal House Uni. $141,600,000 1978^
178 Pocahontas BV $141,579,773 1995
179 A Few Good Men Col. $141,340,178 1992
180 Rush Hour NL $141,186,864 1998
181 The Blair Witch Project Art. $140,539,099 1999
182 Deep Impact Par. $140,464,664 1998
183 Rush Hour 3 NL $140,125,968 2007
184 Look Who's Talking TriS $140,088,813 1989
185 Stuart Little Sony $140,035,367 1999
186 Sister Act BV $139,605,150 1992
187 The Matrix Revolutions WB $139,313,948 2003
188 The Santa Clause 2 BV $139,236,327 2002
189 Cheaper by the Dozen Fox $138,614,544 2003
190 Bad Boys II Sony $138,608,444 2003
191 Platoon Orion $138,530,565 1986
192 Good Will Hunting Mira. $138,433,435 1997
193 Dinosaur BV $137,748,063 2000
194 Click SonR $137,355,633 2006
195 The Green Mile WB $136,801,374 1999
196 Ransom BV $136,492,681 1996
197 Godzilla Sony $136,314,294 1998
198 101 Dalmatians (1996) BV $136,189,294 1996
199 Anger Management SonR $135,645,823 2003
200 Chicken Little BV $135,386,665 2005

Man, my list isn't that extensive and there's still some movies I regret watching.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only missed 8 of the first 100 and 14 of the second...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*bump*

83 out of the first 100 Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I've seen 69 of the first 100, and about 41 or 42 of the second 100. So I'm probably not in lemming territory, except for certain franchises (Indiana Jones! Star Wars! Laughing )
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I've seen 155 of those 200.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must not be a lemming. I counted 42 out of the top 200 seen.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about the same as Damelon. 20 or so from the first list, about the same or less from the second. I don't follow reviews or box office popularity, but I do tend to stalk actors or actresses that I like, and generally enjoy movies they are in, even if they aren't technically very good movies.

It works for me, but don't ever let me give you any recommendations.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

159 of 200.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This list is from 2008. I wonder how it's changed in the intervening years.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My numbers would drop, if anything - my heaviest movie-watching period was during the 90s. I have seen exactly one movie in the theater in the past three years.
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