Friday, August 12, 2016

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The next stop in our journey is the top grossing film of 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The second installment of the Young Adult novel adaptation by Suzanne Collins.  While number one when you take in it's full gross of $424M, if you just consider the grosses collected in 2013 it would fall to #2 (Frozen would also fall off for the same reason) and Iron Man 3 would take the slot since the total would only be $390M.  Fire would also top the charts for the first two weeks of it's November 22nd release.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ocean's Eleven

Let's take a little side trip back in time a ways, and talk about Ocean's Eleven.  This movie wasn't on top for a year, but did managed to top the charts for a week back in 2001.  It did however make a respectable showing back then with it's $183M granting it the #8 spot on the yearly chart.  So let us set our way back machine to December 7th and tall a roll of the dice.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

American Sniper

We continue our journey with the top grossing movie of 2014, American Sniper.  The military story of the current "most deadly" sniper in American history.  Based on an autobiography of the same name.  Released the final Weekend of 2014 in limited release it would go on to make the bulk of it's $350M draw in 2015, and sit at #1 for three weeks after it's wide release.