Time of year, competing films, economic downturns, natural disasters, global pandemics. My mom went with her friends multiple times because it was an ac'd escape from the SoCal heat. For reasons explained below , 22% or 28%, respectively was added to the inflation-adjusted box-office gross for any film released from 1987 or later.Then, films were scored (100 points for the highest-grossing film, 99 for the 2nd-highest, etc.) Comscore estimates that around 128 million tickets were sold during the film’s run. Then we could add another modifier to Internet activity in 1977-1978 versus 2015-2016… except we can’t since the Internet wasn’t even public 40 years ago. If you wanted to see Star Wars, you had to see it in the theater. Rogue One was still based on that but had a much tighter story focus (and better action sequences IMO). The Star Wars films are the highest-grossing series based on a single property, earning over $10 billion at the box office (although the Eon James Bond films have earned over $18 billion in total when adjusted to current prices). It’s the skewing of data that allows people to dismiss progress. Taking ticket price inflation into account, the original 1977 Star Wars film is still the most successful one. Also qualifying as “a bridge too far” is the adjusted-for-inflation $530 million domestic total ($380 million in 2005) of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. That’s only part of the story though. All … Either way this cerebral Star Wars adventure still managed to outgross its successor The Rise of Skywalker which only just scraped the $1 billion milestone at the box office. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens flew into theatres in December, the huge crowds have had people asking when it might become the all-time box-office … Not satisfied with this visual? Press J to jump to the feed. It made a ton of money in a time when box office smash hits could be counted on one hand (missing some fingers); in a time when there were a handful of channels on TV; in a time when the top 20 TV shows had nearly 3 times as many viewers as the top 20 in 2017; in a time when there was no Internet; in a time when video games were barely a thing. A place to share and discuss visual representations of data: Graphs, charts, maps, etc. In the true list, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar aren’t within sights of the inflation-adjusted number one spot. Instead, it seemed to meander quite a bit. As someone who thinks Star Wars is just okay and is definitely not a hardcore fanboy, I have to say that Rogue One is my favorite one. Movie Box Offices Adjusted. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is also the highest-grossing franchise, amassing over $22 billion at the box office. Rogue One is the best of the new Star Wars movies, so it deserves all that. Which fails to account for increase or decrease in overall movie going public. 7.8. But the percentage of murders has decreased. Here are the lifetime grosses of all the "Star Wars" movies: Note: Box office figures below are domestic earnings adjusted for inflation. Titanic (1997) PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance . 6. While it ranks a little lower on this list, if you adjusted the gross for ticket price inflation, then this would actually be the number one on the list. Of course we have more murders now… there are 100 million more people. Once Star Wars became a hit, a unique pop culture developed around it which had no competitor for several years. While it has dominated on the small screen, the Star Trek franchise has never been quite as commercially successful on the silver screen as its major competitor, the Star Wars Saga. Biggest Summer Blockbusters adjusted for Inflation by pattap-21567 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public All Summer Blockbusters who made at least 1.2 Billion at the Box Office Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. What’s troubling about this qualifier is that it completely discounts all other variables that have decreased box office ticket sales. Including rentals, the figure jumps to over $12 billion. There are too many variables that vary from film released to film release, besides just inflation, to account for. Totals also include reissue and special edition releases. Adjusted for inflation, all 11 Star Wars movies have made $22 billion dollars. Episode IV is still the third highest grossing film of all time, adjusted for inflation Close. We dismiss correlations because they don’t match up to some severity we’ve attached to other numbers, then dismiss those more “important” numbers whenever it suits us because we’ve become used to skewing data to fit our agenda. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_One#:~:text=Rogue%20One%20grossed%20%24532.2%20million,%2C%20Zootopia%2C%20and%20Finding%20Dory. Thanks. Avatar (2009) PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy . We'll see... :) I have not seen "Solo: A Star Wars Story" yet, but I seem to be in the majority on that one. 20. Let’s take the original Star Wars from 1977. I think the big reason for A New Hope getting that much was because there was not a way to watch it more than once except in a movie theater. So it’s a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. Many movies, prior to VHS rentals in the 1980s, and VHS --and later DVD-- ownership in the 1990s, were shown in theaters for years, not weeks or months like now. Star Wars has been very lucrative for Disney, with every film making at least $1 billion, but I wanted to do the math and find out the worldwide gross of each film (minus The Clone Wars film) when adjusted for inflation. Think you can do better? Using data from Box Office Mojo, we've ranked every Star Wars movie that had a theatrical release by its box office. We could have some fun with that and divide by just TV viewership in 1977-1978 versus TV viewership in 2015-2016. If we can’t even be reasonable about a seemingly innocuous thing like box office data, then how can people be expected to be reasonable about more complex issues? 'ouch!' As far as my prediction for "Episode IX"??? Star Wars makes tons of money at the box office, but even after it leaves theaters, it continues to be a money maker. In inflation-adjusted dollars, the original Star Wars is still king, with a star killing $3 billion in worldwide box office earnings. Endgame became the highest grossing box office movie of all time (not adjusted to inflation) upon its release, and took only five days to pass the $1 billion mark. The Force Awakens is a big second with $528 million earned worldwide in its opening weekend and $2.066 billion total. The only movie in the franchise to beat it is The Force Awakens at $2.2 billion. Top 100 Films of All-Time: Here are the US domestic rankings (adjusted for inflation) (with a short summary description of each film), to fairly accurately show which films have been the largest blockbusters over a long period of time. Your Wikipedia link says Rogue One is the third highest grossing Star Wars film worldwide after adjusting for inflation, not second, and even that seems to be out of date. I got the films' worldwide gross from Wikipedia and the value of each years' dollar from an online inflation calculator. It should have had the feel of a great heist movie. Movies. The Force Awakens grossed $2.068 billion worldwide, and even The Last Jedi grossed $1.332 billion (Source). Even when adjusting for inflation, TFA beats the original by nearly $100 million. I will count the first-theater-run only for the first Star Wars versus the only theater run for 2015’s “The Force Awakens” and adjust for inflation based on 2016 (when TFA ended its run). Marvel Vs. Star Wars Vs. DC - Adjusted Box Office Inflation#Marvel #StarWars #DC The fact that the thermal exhaust port was secretly added as a defect was a very clever decision, and I'd like very much to see more of this kind of intelligence and logic applied to future films. Following two straight epic episodes full of epic awesomeness (I feel like I just violated a rule of good writing) the COMMUNITY writers de... Sony fired COMMUNITY show creator/heart-and-soul Dan Harmon following the end of season 3 because he was apparently difficult to deal wit... Jess & Magnus discuss GAME OF THRONES episode 6.05 "The Door" and the first half of season 6 as well as how it all relates ... KOR 5 - GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Midpoint Review (& The Door). So many younger people fail to realize that, in the 70s, once a movie left the theater, it was basically gone forever. Remix this visual with the data in the in the author's citation. But at least something like inflation, and then maybe a percentage of that years global box office, could get somewhere closer. And that’s before we account for other variables suppressing box office ticket sales in 2015-2016 and inflating them in 1977-1978. The problem with most of these kind of analysis of box office results, is that they only look at inflation and not at percentage of total box office. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_One#:~:text=Rogue%20One%20grossed%20%24532.2%20million,%2C%20Zootopia%2C%20and%20Finding%20Dory. It would be like saying that we have more murders in America now than in 1977 (8.8). It’s just box office data. Adjusted for inflation, Homer's campfire telling of the Odyssey still ranks ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the box office. But this is a modern problem that washes over and drowns reason at all levels. 6. Movies How Does 'Avatar' Stack Up Against Past Box-Office Champs? The following is a list of the highest-grossing science fiction films of all time. Archived . But certain movies are popular enough to overcome these negative events anyway and bring people out. Your Wikipedia link says Rogue One is the third highest grossing Star Wars film worldwide after adjusting for inflation, not second, and even that seems to be out of date. Either way, I think it would be in someways more interesting to see. The new Star Wars is not the most successful movie in American history. Given the sheer ruthlessness of certain fans, who can blame him? Highest-grossing sci-fi films. Therefore, the only reasonable standard by which to even compare box office sales is to count only the first-theater-run for the movies. Of course, how much of this is due to the extensive reshoots is impossible to quantify, but it's still the best film in that time period in terms of nailing the "feel" of the universe. Excellent point. Thank you for your Original Content, /u/exmoor456!Here is some important information about this post: Remember that all visualizations on r/DataIsBeautiful should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. Something wrong when a one off film does much better than most of the primary saga films. Box Office Mojo diligently researched the All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation chart. Advertisement Next As far as my prediction for "Episode IX"??? Top 100 Films of All-Time: Here are the US domestic rankings (adjusted for inflation) (with a short summary description of each film), to fairly accurately show which films have been the largest blockbusters over a long period of time. Either way this cerebral Star Wars adventure still managed to outgross its successor The Rise of Skywalker which only just scraped the $1 billion milestone at the box office. We encourage a lack of critical thinking. Post approval does not signify that this visualization has been verified or its sources checked. By comparison, The Force Awakens earned $22.93 million for a total of $651.97 million, while Rogue One managed $16.72 million during this day in its run for a running tally of $375.38 million. As of December 2019, 27 of the top-50 are superhero films, many of which are among the highest-grossing superhero films.Such films include science fiction elements but are most associated with the superhero genre. Box Office Records > Domestic > All Movies > Cumulative > All Time Domestic (Inf. worldwide it grossed more than all episodes save 1977's Episode 4. 'ouch!' Biggest Summer Blockbusters adjusted for Inflation by pattap-21567 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public All Summer Blockbusters who made at least 1.2 Billion at the Box Office Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Rogue One is by far the best of the new Star Wars movies, IMO, but you're using bad info to make your point. Whenever a modern movie breaks some box office record you’ll inevitably read an industry professional, journalist, or fan comment about how it doesn’t match up to some old movie when “adjusting for inflation.” People seemingly note this to indicate the current movie box office numbers are not as impressive since fewer tickets were sold. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is also the highest-grossing franchise, amassing over $22 billion at the box office. Adjusted: ~3.7-3.8 Billion $ Real Worldwide Box Office: 402.3 Mio $ Budget: 3.85 Mio $ 2. Plus (a) movies were cheaper to go to, (b) special effects were not done as well to this point, and (c) lot of people smoked weed. When adjusted for ticket price inflation, the new Star Wars hasn’t even cracked the top 20 – where 1939’s Gone With The Wind still holds the top spot followed by 1977's A New Hope. The following is a list of the highest-grossing science fiction films of all time. We'll see... :) I have not seen "Solo: A Star Wars Story" yet, but I seem to be in the majority on that one. Highest-grossing sci-fi films. Get ready to feel disoriented for the rest of the day. We’d have to assign at least a 2X modifier since viewership, percentage wise, is down (by more than 2X, mind you) as people have more options. Below is the math behind this (again, this is based on 2016 adjustment for inflation, not 2017 since I’m counting it against the final theatrical box office take of TFA). 17. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens flew into theatres in December, the huge crowds have had people asking when it might become the all-time box-office … Films appearing in either the Top 100 of the "Box Office Mojo" or "The Movie Times" lists of inflation-adjusted films were considered. Can confirm, my dad was a senior in HS in 1977. But also there are different kinds of world events and economic circumstances that can fluctuate peoples ability to actually go out and see movies. Endgame became the highest grossing box office movie of all time (not adjusted to inflation) upon its release, and took only five days to pass the $1 billion mark. Adjusted: ~2.05 Billion $ Real Worldwide Box Office: 2048.4 Mio $ Budget: 316-400 Mio $ … Wouldn't say something is wrong. I just wish that the character development had been better. Rounding out the box office top 10 is the one “Star Wars” reboot that actually managed to appease most viewers. As of December 2019, 27 of the top-50 are superhero films, many of which are among the highest-grossing superhero films.Such films include science fiction elements but are most associated with the superhero genre. Plus I think the whole Skywalker saga is overdone. Using data from Box Office Mojo, we've ranked every Star Wars movie that had a theatrical release by its box office. It comes to us from director J.J. Abrams, who played it safe by delivering a somewhat familiar plotline. Not to mention the availability of home video options in the modern age versus then… when there was none. In short, inflation is always going up, so are the amount of total humans, and so is Hollywood’s footprint in nations around the world. He tells me he saw it 22 times. Top ten Star Wars movies, ranked according to their worldwide box office numbers, adjusted for inflation. Adjusting for inflation, it has earned about half as much as the original Star Wars in 1977, Box Office Mojo says. The final installment of the Skywalker Saga should have broken box office records. There was no home video version until several years later. I’ve broken down the actual inflation rate versus ticket sales in 1977 and 1978 (its initial run) and adjusted accordingly. The Force Awakens grossed $2.068 billion worldwide, and even The Last Jedi grossed $1.332 billion (Source). Star Wars: The Force Awakens still has a way to go to beat A New Hope at the box-office. Star Wars: The Last Jedi finished its second week at the box office with $19.4 million on Thursday giving it a total of $464.6 million after two weeks of release. The Sound of Music (1965) And that’s before we account for other variables suppressing box office ticket sales in 2015-2016 and inflating them in 1977-1978. By comparison, The Force Awakens earned $22.93 million for a total of $651.97 million, while Rogue One managed $16.72 million during this day in its run for a running tally of $375.38 million. Posted by 12 months ago. With ticket prices adjusted for inflation, 'Gone With the Wind' and 'Star Wars' blow past the sci-fi blockbuster. It's just great. So it’s a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. OP, as a side note Rogue One grossed more in US sales than Episode 2 and 9, and worldwide it grossed more than all episodes' domestic box office sales save 1977's Episode 4. — Young Il Kim (@theyoungilkim) January 5, 2016 It also contains one of the very few retcons in any franchise that I can recall that actually improves the other films. More posts from the dataisbeautiful community. Adj.) 1977 Take 195,666,111 * 3.9(inflation) = $763,097,832.9, 1978 Take 19,871,221 * 3.71(inflation) = $73,722,229.91. Movies. When adjusted for ticket price inflation, the new Star Wars hasn’t even cracked the top 20 – where 1939’s Gone With The Wind still holds the top spot followed by 1977's A New Hope. In the true list, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar aren’t within sights of the inflation-adjusted number one spot. Advertisement Next Adjusted: ~3.35 Billion $ Real Worldwide Box Office: 2790.0 Mio $ Budget: 237 Mio $ 3. Adjusting for inflation, it has earned about half as much as the original Star Wars in 1977, Box Office Mojo says. Rogue One earned more worldwide than Rise of Skywalker after adjusting for inflation, but not by that much. Adjusted for inflation, all 11 Star Wars movies have made $22 billion dollars. Adjusted for today’s ticket prices, the film would have earned around $1.15 billion at the box office. Movie Box Offices Adjusted. Box office figures for all of the Star Wars films have been compiled for the PA news agency by the British Film Institute, and have been adjusted for inflation. While it ranks a little lower on this list, if you adjusted the gross for ticket price inflation, then this would actually be the number one on the list. Rise of Skywalker made $1.074 billion three years after Rogue One came out. And even then it’s not fair since it discounts all the other variables affecting box office sales. Adjusted for inflation, Homer's campfire telling of the Odyssey still ranks ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the box office. Plus it should be noted that New Hope was theatrically rereleased 4 times between it's original release and the premiere of Empire, which just goes to show how popular it was. Yes, they had the very first VCRs in the 70s, but they cost as much as a car (no exaggeration) and were only for recording from TV, since there were no video stores. I got the films' worldwide gross from Wikipedia and the value of each years' dollar from an online inflation calculator. All together, Star Wars movies have pulled in $8.9 billion at the worldwide box office. Also qualifying as “a bridge too far” is the adjusted-for-inflation $530 million domestic total ($380 million in 2005) of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. "Saving the world" becomes boring when you have to repeat it 9 times. Star Wars has been very lucrative for Disney, with every film making at least $1 billion, but I wanted to do the math and find out the worldwide gross of each film (minus The Clone Wars film) when adjusted for inflation. I know what they were going for with the ending, but I felt absolutely nothing. The regular Star Wars stories are so boring. It is in the orginal link and I nearly added it, but the graph got too busy. You might read this and say it isn’t important. Rogue One grossed $532.2 million in the United States and Canada and $523.8 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $1.056 billion. It was by far the most faithful adaptation of the original films in terms of aesthetic, but I found the story and characters very dull. The total box office for Star Wars (1977) not including the re-releases and adjusting for inflation is just above $2.1 billion. The Star Wars films are the highest-grossing series based on a single property, earning over $10 billion at the box office (although the Eon James Bond films have earned over $18 billion in total when adjusted to current prices). 7.8. As everyone should know, the top money-making film of all-time is NOT Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) but Gone With the Wind (1939). Spoiler alert: Almost all of them did exceptionally well. Top ten Star Wars movies, ranked according to their worldwide box office numbers, adjusted for inflation. Marvel Vs. Star Wars Vs. DC - Adjusted Box Office Inflation#Marvel #StarWars #DC It was such a huge hit that it was brought back into theaters several times before its sequel came out in 1980. But, since I brought Star Wars into the discussion, let’s just compare the 1977 Star Wars and the 2015 Star Wars releases. Star Wars: The Last Jedi finished its second week at the box office with $19.4 million on Thursday giving it a total of $464.6 million after two weeks of release. The Sound of Music (1965) — Young Il Kim (@theyoungilkim) January 5, 2016 I'd watch a new hope 2 dozen times in theaters now. 20. As everyone should know, the top money-making film of all-time is NOT Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) but Gone With the Wind (1939). And we could include another modifier for video game use in their respective years but that’s such a ridiculous difference how could we even agree on a reasonable one? We could have some fun with that and divide by just TV viewership in 1977-1978 versus TV viewership in 2015-2016. If you see a potential issue or oversight in the visualization, please post a constructive comment below. While it has dominated on the small screen, the Star Trek franchise has never been quite as commercially successful on the silver screen as its major competitor, the Star Wars Saga. Even when adjusting for inflation, TFA beats the original by nearly $100 million. Get ready to feel disoriented for the rest of the day. The following chart ranks all nine installments of the core Star Wars saga by their box office earnings adjusted to 2020 ticket prices. I had uncles who watched it over 2 dozen times in theaters with their buddies and I know he wasn't the only one who saw it multiple times. The new Star Wars is not the most successful movie in American history. The rest of the movies don’t even come close to that mark. Box Office Mojo diligently researched the All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation chart. I feel like the SW universe is better explored in that one than in any of the main movies. To over $ 22 billion at the worldwide box office for Star movies... 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