Culture 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' becomes fastest film to hit $1 billion

treetops

TS Evangelist
Don't they do that already? Every time I read an article about how much money a movie has brought in and they compare it to other movies, they generally state that inflation is included in the figures.
Even the article your commenting on does not mention it. I have never seen any news station or article mention inflation or tickets sold.

In case some people can't figure out why.... it is called sensationalism. Your news stations rely on your stupidity. You think wow this is the best selling movie ever! I figured this out when I was like ten, kinda sad for the rest of you....

I just spent 2 minutes googling to confirm what I thought was common knowledge. And ~~~drummmm roll~~~ its true.

Google
how much did gone with the wind make at the box office
and you will see....

Highest-grossing films adjusted for inflation
Rank Title Worldwide gross (2014 $)
1 Gone with the Wind $3,440,000,000 (19 fin 39)
2 Avatar $3,020,000,000
3 Star Wars $2,825,000,000
4 Titanic T$2,516,000,000
 
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Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
Adjusting for inflation helps... but doesn't take into account other revenue sources from a movie.... Star Wars has raked in insane amounts of money from various merchandising techniques such as games, clothing, toys, etc... I don't see anyone wearing Gone with the Wind T-Shirts or playing Lego Gone With the Wind...

Although.... Gone with the Wind Battlefront would probably be a big hit :)
 

tonylukac

TS Evangelist
You don't need an MBA to know that the (American) ticket sales, (American) merchandise sales, and all applicable taxes are of "benefit" to America.
If you count what was earned marketing toys, it's still not profit, just gross. The farce be with you. They aren't making six more movies either.
 
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davislane1

If you count what was earned marketing toys, it's still not profit, just gross. The farce be with you. They aren't making six more movies either.
Gross profit is profit. Ask the IRS. Or a GAAP handbook.

Since they aren't making money on this stuff, I assume you have a statement showing the net loss. Post it, business bro.
 

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
Movies NEVER profit... officially... this is why gross, not profit, is what is reported... try finding out how much is taxable :)

If you need some help understanding, see the movie (or musical) The Producers...
 

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
I might would believe those lies if it wasn't for facts such as these. If movies didn't profit, there would be no such thing as actors getting rich.
http://top10for.com/top-10-richest-actors-in-the-world-2014/
I said "Officially" - that's why you can't rank movies by profit... because no movie OFFICIALLY profits... we all know they are lying, but this is how they get around paying half those profits to the government.... It's also why when an actor takes a % in lieu of payment (or in addition to), they always take a percentage of the gross (unless they're a fool)... Which is why Mark Hamil is worth millions despite never having been in any other movies... well.. good movies that is...
 
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davislane1

I said "Officially" - that's why you can't rank movies by profit... because no movie OFFICIALLY profits... we all know they are lying, but this is how they get around paying half those profits to the government.... It's also why when an actor takes a % in lieu of payment (or in addition to), they always take a percentage of the gross (unless they're a fool)... Which is why Mark Hamil is worth millions despite never having been in any other movies... well.. good movies that is...
Hamill wasn't in any movies after Star Wars because of an accident that messed up his face. Since his work with Lucas he's been a rather note worthy voice actor, which pays well.
 

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
Hamill wasn't in any movies after Star Wars because of an accident that messed up his face. Since his work with Lucas he's been a rather note worthy voice actor, which pays well.
Lol.... he DID have an accident that messed up his face - it was during his Star Wars filming (I think Empire) but that had minimal effect to his acting career... but he didn't make any more big movies because he's a TERRIBLE actor. Nothing against him - he's made a TON of money over the years - but try playing Wing Commander 3 and 4 :)
 

tonylukac

TS Evangelist
Gross profit is profit. Ask the IRS. Or a GAAP handbook.

Since they aren't making money on this stuff, I assume you have a statement showing the net loss. Post it, business bro.
It's not gross profit, its gross. Profit is a small percentage of gross. I wonder if they did post a loss since I learned lucasfilm cost disney more than $4, not $2 billion. Here's a post that says it cost $4 billion:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-george-lucas-star-wars-disney-20151231-story.html
 

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
That article simply states that George Lucas sold his company to Disney for $4 billion..... Nothing to do with the cost of the movie...
 

bexwhitt

TS Evangelist
I'm not talking about the content, I'm talking about the fact that outside the US star wars is not such a big deal.
pretty big in the UK, I go to the pictures quite a lot and SW:TFA was popping with people with a show every half hour.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
...[ ]...Although.... Gone with the Wind Battlefront would probably be a big hit :)
Not necessarily. Atari released a game entitled "Eastern Front (1941)" for their 2600 console. It was a crushing boor. The game was a simulation of the German invasion of Russia during WWII. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(1941)

To go further off topic, British singer/ songwriter Al Stewart tackled the same German attempt to invade Moscow in a song entitled, "Roads to Moscow".

The song has continued to entertain me for decades, while the Atari game cartridge has long since hit the trash bin.:D
 

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
Not necessarily. Atari released a game entitled "Eastern Front (1941)" for their 2600 console. It was a crushing boor. The game was a simulation of the German invasion of Russia during WWII. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(1941)
Except that Gone with the Wind takes place during the US Civil War (and the reconstruction period after), not WWII.... I understand you like inane commentary, but at least try something SLIGHTLY on topic :)
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
Except that Gone with the Wind takes place during the US Civil War (and the reconstruction period after), not WWII.... I understand you like inane commentary, but at least try something SLIGHTLY on topic :)
Well,. Now that you've promoted yourself to moderator, I'm sure you'll realize that the American Civil War was not fought on Tatooine or Dagobah either. Accordingly, I didn't wander afield, I was lured. I hope you'll come to grips with the gravitas of your actions, and make some sort of personal atonement.:p
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
Back to topic, well pretty much.

I was walking through Walmart and spied a Star Wars themed folder. Curious, I read its cover. It seems Disney is going to sell you an advance digital copy of "The Force Awakens". Note that you don't get a DVD or Blu-Ray disc, just a promise that you'll have a copy of the movie, stuck on the 1st hard drive you download it to, for the rest of its life or until you reformat, whichever comes first. Not to mention it's only $24.95!

OK kidz, who among you can tell me the name, (if any), of a Star Wars character with a digital ring through its digital nose.....
 

romainB

TS Enthusiast
How many passports do you have? Because when it comes to lifestyles, I can only speak for my little corner. And even then my perspective of it more than likely is twisted.
Not too many passports :) But I see the news coverage about the movie done in several countries and outside the US they don't consider it a big deal.
 

thorpj

TS Enthusiast
I saw it in a Multiplex in IMAX 3D.
The word Great sounds too less.
The effects / everything was Class.

The movie on the whole excellent even though it was 2 Hours 18 Minutes. Not Boring at all.

Watching a George Lucas Film has very big difference
REMOVE THE SPOILER

A number of people have told you to, and you've left it there

Remove it now.

-edit by LNCPapa
 
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Viraf P Chinoy

TS Enthusiast
I saw it in a Multiplex in IMAX 3D.
The word Great sounds too less.
The effects / everything was Class.

The movie on the whole excellent even though it was 2 Hours 18 Minutes. Not Boring at all.

Watching a George Lucas Film has very big difference