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The Blockbusters From films that broke the box office to music that charted highest we take an infographic look at creative endeavours that have resonated across the world and the centuries Infographic: PETER STADDEN Research: STEPHEN GRAHAM *INFLATION-ADJUSTED REVENUE 1 Avatar (2009) Studio: Fox Budget: 5m Revenue: .02bn Director: James Cameron Bonus fact: Cameron also directed the second highest-grossing film of all time, Titanic. Cameron, in fact, wrote both films too TOP 10 BLOCKBUSTERS 2 Titanic (1997) Studio: Paramount Budget: 0m Revenue: .50bn Director: James Cameron (BY PURE REVENUE) 3 The Avengers (2012) Studio: Marvel Budget: 5m Revenue: .51bn Director: Joss Whedon 4 Furious 7 (2015) Studio: Universal Budget: 0m Revenue: .50bn (and counting) Director: James Wan Bonus fact: Furious 7 became the highest grossing film of 2015 and fourth highest-grossing film in just 12 days Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) Studio: Warner Bros. Budget: 0m / Revenue: .34bn Director: David Yates 5 TOP 10 BLOCKBUSTERS OF ALL TIME* 1 Gone with the Wind (1939) Budget: .9m (estimated) / Revenue: .44bn Director: Victor Fleming 2 Avatar (2009) Budget: 5m / Revenue: .04bn Director: James Cameron 3 Star Wars (1977) Budget: m / Revenue: .83bn Director: George Lucas 4 Titanic (1997) Budget: 0m / Revenue: .52bn Director: James Cameron 5 The Sound of Music (1965) Budget: .2m / Revenue: .37bn Director: Robert Wise 6 E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982) Budget: .5m / Revenue: .31bn Director: Steven Spielberg 7 6 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Studio: Marvel Budget: 0m Revenue: .31bn (and counting) Director: Joss Whedon Frozen (2013) Studio: Walt Disney Budget: 0m Revenue: .27bn Directors: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee 8 Iron Man 3 (2013) Studio: Marvel Budget: 0m Revenue: .21bn Director: Shane Black 9 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Studio: di Bonaventura Pictures Hasbro Budget: 5m / Revenue: .12bn Director: Michael Bay 10 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Studio: Wingnut Films/Saul Zaentz Budget: m Revenue: .11bn Director: Peter Jackson 7 The Ten Commandments (1956) Budget: m / Revenue: .18bn Director: Cecil B. DeMille Bonus Fact: This was Cecil’s last film at the end of a career which produced 70 A-list features, only six didn’t return a profit 8 Doctor Zhivago (1965) Budget: m / Revenue: .07bn Director: David Lean 9 Budget: m / Revenue: .03bn Director: Steven Spielberg Jaws (1975) 10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Budget: .48m / Revenue: .82bn Directors: Six (not quite seven) directors – David Hand, William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce & Ben Sharpsteen 50 j THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE

HIGHEST GROSSING NON- ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS 2 Life is Beautiful (1997) Italy / .5m 5 Amelie (2001) France / .2m 8 Like Water for Chocolate (1992) Mexico / .6m 1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Taiwan / 8m 4 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Mexico / .6m 7 Il Postino (1994) Italy / .8m 10 Kung Fu Hustle (2004) China / .1m 3 Hero (2002) China / .7m 6 Fearless (2006) China / .6m 9 La Cage Aux Folles (1978) France / .4m 15m The Lion King Key track: Can You Feel The Love Tonight? by E. John 20m Top Gun Key track: Take My Breath Away by Berlin 26m Grease Key track: You’re The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John 28m Dirty Dancing Key track: The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes 45m The Bodyguard Key track: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston 10 7 5 2 1 2 2 6 8 10 TOP 10 BEST-SELLING SOUNDTRACKS 28m Saturday Night Fever Key track: Night Fever by The Bee Gees 28m Titanic Key track: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion 23m Purple Rain Key track: Purple Rain by Prince 19m Forrest Gump Key track: Break On Through by The Doors 15m Footloose Key track: Footloose by Kenny Loggins HIGHEST GROSSING FILM FRANCHISES* .5bn .7bn .2bn .9bn .4bn .0bn .9bn .8bn .8bn *BY REVENUE Marvel Cinematic Universe - 11 films (highest grosser: The Avengers) Harry Potter - 8 films (highest grosser: Deathly Hallows) James Bond - 25 films (highest grosser: Skyfall) The Lord of the Rings - 7 films (highest grosser: The Return of the King) Star Wars - 7 films (highest grosser: The Phantom Menace) Spider-Man - 5 films (highest grosser: Spider-man 3) The Fast and the Furious - 7 films (highest grosser: Furious 7) Batman - 10 films (highest grosser: The Dark Knight Rises) Transformers - 5 films (highest grosser: Dark of the Moon) Pirates of the Caribbean - 4 films .7bn (highest grosser: Dead Man’s Chest) 1 The Alamo (2004) Total cost: 5m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): 9m / (inflation-adjusted): 5m Cutthroat Island (1995) Total cost: 5m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): 5m / (inflation-adjusted): 7m Bonus fact: The biggest financial disaster in all movie history, as confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. 2 6 Town & Country (2001) Total cost: 5m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): m / (inflation-adjusted): 5m 7 The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) Total cost: 0m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): 3m / (inflation-adjusted): 4m Bonus fact: A science fiction comedy starring Eddie Murphy. We’ll leave it there… 3 Speed Racer (2008) Total cost: 0m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): m / (inflation-adjusted): 6m Bonus fact: Not even m of marketing from partners including LEGO, Mattel and McDonald’s could help this one 8 Heaven’s Gate (1980) Total cost: m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): m / (inflation-adjusted): 5m Bonus fact: Michael Cimino demanded up to 50 takes of scenes and delayed filming until a cloud he liked rolled into frame. Behind schedule immediately, the movie exceeded its budget by 400% Sahara (2005) Total cost: 1m Worldwide theatre gross: 9m Net loss (actual): 2m / (inflation-adjusted): 3m Bonus fact: The 1m budget Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Total cost: 7m Worldwide theatre gross: m Nety loss (actual): m / (inflation-adjusted): 0m 9 was more than twice the movie’s takings, a remarkable fate for a film that sold over 0 million in tickets Inchon (1982) Total cost: m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): m / (inflation-adjusted): m Bonus fact: Secretly financed by Sun Myung Moon, the religious 10 The 13th Warrior (1999) Total cost: 0m Worldwide theatre gross: m Net loss (actual): m / (inflation-adjusted): 6m Bonus fact: Omar Sharif was so enraged by the experience he didn’t act again for four years leader known for his ‘mass weddings’. 4 5 TOP 10 BOX OFFICE FLOPS (INFLATION-ADJUSTED) THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE j 51




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