2011 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2, 3

2011 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2, 3

It’s always kind of fun to watch the movie box office.  Of course, some movies cost more to make than others…much, much more.  There’s also a complicating factor, since people pay a few dollars more for 3-D movies.  It would be nice to have actual admissions shown, but we don’t get that.

Also, of course, movies do make more the longer they’ve been in release (especially if there is a re-release, but that’s a different story).

I used to figure that it took twenty million dollars to get on the radar, but I’ve updated that.  I now figure the break point is forty million dollars.  I hit the points after that as eighty million, one hundred million, two hundred million, and three hundred million (almost nothing gets past four).

Here are the numbers on March 27, 2012 (we’ll continue to update this until it looks like the first theatrical runs for 2011 are out of the top ten for the week…that happened this week, but I may check again for Oscar bumps…The Artist would need to add about $12m to its $28m to break $40m. Update: The Artist makes it!):

40 million

80 million

100 million

200 million

300 million

These are in order within their categories, although if I have preliminaries for this weekend, I’m using those, so this may not be entirely accurate.

* These movies were in the top ten the weekend this was compiled (or the weekend before, if this was not done on the weekend), and so are probably still rising

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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