Check This Out: The $400 Million Club Box Office Graphic
by Alex Billington
August 28, 2009
You might've already seen this elsewhere, but I thought I might feature it today as well, as there is so much interesting information on here. This newest graph, or infographic, whatever you want to call it, comes from our friends at MovieFill.com - we've featured their graphs a few times before (here and here). It's called The $400 Million Club and it looks at the 9 movies in cinematic history (not considering inflation) to have crossed the $400 million mark at the domestic box office. As Anne Thompson points out: "It's a select club." And yet Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen made it on here with a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes? Go figure!
It's always great to see how Titanic and Star Wars and The Dark Knight (being #2) rank against each other, but there's more. How about the fact that out of the Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises, it's only the first sequel that has reached these heights. Why not the first one? Why not the final movie in the trilogy? Yet at the same time, the first Spider-Man made over $400M, but not any of its sequels, not even the highly praised Spider-Man 2. Sometimes I just don't understand how or why the box office works, and this is one of those days. I mean, I get it, but, it's still a bit baffling to see everything on a chart like this. Thoughts?