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top ten movies
Posted: Oct 29, 1996 10:13 PM
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Thanks to Larry Peterson and Peter Smith for the correlation of movies
attended by pairs of students idea. I used on the afternoon after PSATs were
administered at our school. The kids needed to be tricked into learning that
day. Used it in PreCalculus class actually. They entered data into TIs and
did the analysis that way.
I wrote a friend at TNT by email and he sent me this list. Passing it
along. I asked for another update and will likewise pass it on.

Here's the movie Top Ten list for the weekend of Sept 27-29 (it's a little
dated, but it'll still work). The titles are followed by the amount of money

they made that weekend, and the number of theaters the movie was in:

1) The First Wives Club $15,314,530 2,312 screens
2) Extreme Measures $6,906,546 2,298 screens
3) Last Man Standing $3,577,922 2,579 screens
4) Two Days in the Valley $3,352,440 769 screens
5) Fly Away Home $3,004,901 1,401 screens
6) Independence Day $2,550,338 1,822 screens
7) Bulletproof $1,946,905 1,872 screens
8) First Kid $1,847,745 1,858 screens
9) Maximum Risk $1,602,428 2,103 screens
10) Tin Cup $1,153,856 1,523 screens

And here's a list of the top ten moneymakers of all time, when their original

grosses are adjusted for inflation (seems like you could use this somehow).
I've included their years of release and their real-dollar (unadjusted)

1) Gone With The Wind ('39) $859 mil $194 mil
2) Star Wars ('77) $630 mil $323 mil
3) E.T. The Extraterrestrial ('82) $592 mil $400 mil
4) The Ten Commandments ('56) $570 mil N.A.
5) The Sound of Music ('65) $568 mil N.A.
6) Jaws ('75) $557 mil $260 mil
7) Doctor Zhivago ('65) $540 mil N.A.
8) Jungle Book ('67) $540 mil N.A.
9) Snow White ('37) $474 mil $185 mil
10) Ben-Hur ('59) $468 mil N.A.

Dean @ TNT

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