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Holy Inflation

Holy Inflation

The following is the list of the 20 highest opening weekends of all time, including #10, Iron Man, which made a shitload the past 3 days. I’d imagine by summer’s end, at least 3 or 4 more 2008 titles will be on the list. Though I suppose its not a surprise, despite no increase actual ticket sales, the oldest film on the list is 2001’s original Harry Potter. In fact, only 3 films (1997’s The Lost World at #25; 1999’s Star Wars – Episode 1 at #39; and 1999’s Toy Story 2 at #49) are in the top 50 that are not 00’d. And if you want some 1980s action you have to go all the way back to #114, when the original Batman sits.

1 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516 5/04/2007
2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $135,634,554 7/07/2006
3 Shrek the Third $121,629,270 5/18/2007
4 Spider-Man $114,844,116 5/03/2002
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End $114,732,820 5/25/2007
6 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith $108,435,841 5/19/2005
7 Shrek 2 $108,037,878 5/19/2004
8 X-Men: The Last Stand $102,750,665 5/26/2006
9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $102,685,961 11/18/2005
10 Iron Man $100,750,000 5/02/2008
11 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $93,687,367 6/04/2004
12 The Matrix Reloaded $91,774,413 5/15/2003
13 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone $90,294,621 11/16/2001
14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $88,357,488 11/15/2002
15 Spider-Man 2 $88,156,227 6/30/2004
16 X2: X-Men United $85,558,731 5/02/2003
17 The Passion of the Christ $83,848,082 2/25/2004
18 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones $80,027,814 5/16/2002
19 I Am Legend $77,211,321 12/14/2007
20 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix $77,108,414 7/11/2007

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