Is Avatar (such a weak movie) really the “King of the World”? Not so much. Gone with the Wind sold an estimated 202M tickets. Avatar’s nearly $2B revenue is misleading because of inflation and higher 3D ticket sales.
|1||Gone with the Wind||202,044,600||1939^|
|3||The Sound of Music||142,415,400||1965|
|4||E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial||141,854,300||1982^|
|5||The Ten Commandments||131,000,000||1956|
I think it’s okay to ask, “How many people saw the movie?” I saw Avatar and walked away impressed with the effects, but not the shallow plot, the weak metaphysics (Oprah-esque), or that the leading lady was partially nude (computer generated breasts are still breasts) in almost every scene.