Friday, July 10, 2009

Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn

It's the clash of the titans--Scarlett O'Hara and Rose DeWitt Bukater. They're both kind of selfish and bitchy, but at least Scarlett can take care of herself. So it's no surprise that Gone with the Wind has surpassed Titanic (when adjusted for inflation) to take the spot of #1 domestic-grossing film of all time.

In fact, when adjusted for inflation, Titanic didn't make the top 5 at all.

"Bloomberg reports today that Gone With the Wind is the No. 1 domestic-grossing film of all time when adjusting for inflation, which lifts its 1939 total of $198.7 million to a mindblowing $1.46 billion in 2009 dollars. Star Wars trails it in second place ($1.28bn), followed by The Sound of Music ($1.02bn), E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial ($1.01bn) and even The Ten Freaking Commandments ($940mm). Titanic doesn’t even rank in the top five, with its adjusted $600 million gross ($921.5mm in 2009 dollars) earning it a measly sixth-place finish just ahead of Jaws."

Sorry, Rose. I think you should have held onto Jack's frozen corpsicle a little longer.

My favorite--The Ten Freaking Commandments. What a classic! "Let my freaking people go!"