I love my weekly dose of pop culture nonsense from Entertainment Weekly, and this week had an extra-interesting bit of info: even though Avatar has bamboozled Americans out of $504.9 million, it’s no better than a little wooden boy from 1940.
EW published a list of the all-time top grossing films. According to Box Office Mojo, when you adjust for inflation Avatar plummets from the top to #34–just below Disney’s Pinnochio.
Fun fact: Pinocchio was the first animated film to win an Academy Award in a competitive category (original score & original song).
Here’s the top ten:
1. Gone With the Wind
2. Star Wars
3. The Sound of Music
5. The Ten Commandments
8. Doctor Zhivago
9. The Exorcist
10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
I guess Cameron’s ego isn’t the only thing that’s inflated…