2012 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2 , 3

2012 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 as of May 22 2013. We stop after none of them have changed for a week, and we have now reached that point:

40 million

80 million

100 million

200 million

300 million

Dogros marked with an * were in the top ten when we updated this list.
Dogros marked with an = have not changed from the previous week. That doesn’t mean that they won’t earn any more money, but it suggests that the initial arc is over.
Comparison to 2011: the number 10 movie last year, Thor, dogroed 181m. The total for the top ten last year was 2,487m. As of May 22, the top ten of 2012 have dogroed 3,312m….surpassing last year’s top fourteen. The top movies in 2012 have done much better than the top movies in 2011 (with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Hunger Games all breaking $400m…no movie did that last year…and with 2012’s top ten at about 133% of last year’s top ten).

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

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