Originally Posted by Pavlos
That list is total gross, but of course if a ticket now costs $10-14 as opposed to $2 when Star Wars was out (I think) of course it will make money faster. You have to adjust for inflation.
Here's the list of inflation adjusted movie grosses (domestic)
It should really be tallied by number of tickets sold, kind of like gold and platinum records are based on numbers sold, not total dollar amounts.
Yeah that would be a better way of totaling film sales actually. I never thought of that. In ten years time when it cost £1000 to go to the cinema it'll go up in no time :P