Monday, January 11, 2010

Foreign Box Office Makes A Big Difference

This updated Garden of Billion Dollar Movies 2000-2009 now includes Avatar.  Although not quite on the list of Top 10 Domestic Box Office films for the decade (2000-2009), in terms of worldwide box office, Avatar comes in at #5 (with its foreign box office (as of this accounting) nearly 2 times its domestic take.  Contrast this with The Dark Knight which took in more in domestic box office than it did in foreign.  The fact that Avatar's 3D screenings are at a higher price than the average ticket prices (as tracked by the MPAA), and the foreign numbers seem to change daily, however, makes for a wider than normal margin of error when comparing these statistics.

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