Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Gone With the Wind vs. Avatar: Who's the box-office champ?

Since it first opened, “Gone With the Wind” has sold more than three times as many tickets as “Avatar” has so far, even though it was first released at a time when the U.S. population was less than half what it is today. In addition to today's higher ticket prices, theater owners typically tack on $3 for “Avatar's” 3-D viewings...

The difficulty of accounting for changes over time would make creating a true apples-to-apples comparison “a nightmare,” says Steven Ginsberg, who helped launch Variety's box-office reporting and is now a screenwriter and writing teacher. It is difficult to make a truly fair comparison, he notes, when movies in the era of “Gone With the Wind” didn't have to compete with television and videogames.

-- “What It Takes for a Movie to Be No. 1”, from the Wall Street Journal

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