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What Is the Highest Grossing Movie in the US?

The highest grossing movie in the US is Gone With the Wind, which has made the equivalent of over $1.6 billion US Dollars (USD) when adjusted for inflation for 2014 dollars. The 1939 film was based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Margaret Mitchell and depicted the story of the daughter of a plantation owner, Scarlett O’Hara during the American Civil War. It was one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time and won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Vivian Leigh, and Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Academy Award. Gone With the Wind was also the first film shot in color to win Best Picture.

More about movies in the US:

  • The average box office ticket in the US is $8.35 USD, according to 2014 estimates.

  • The 2013 animated film Frozen is the highest grossing US animated film, bringing in approximately $1.072 billion USD worldwide at the box office.

  • Approximately 68% of Americans go to the movies at least one a year, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.

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Viranty
Post 3

@Krunchyman - Well, you have to remember that these movies are aimed at kids. Sure, there might be some things that appeal to adults as well, but sometimes it isn't the case.

However, I do agree that it's overrated. It's gotten tons of hype since its release, and when it was finally released on DVD, I decided to see what it was all about.

It was decent, but nowhere near as good as some made it out to be. Overall though, I find that to be a problem with a lot movies. You hear a lot of great things about it, and then you hype yourself up so much that those expectations are never met.

Krunchyman
Post 2

While Frozen was definitely the highest grossing animated film of 2013, honestly, I find the movie to be vastly overrated. Does anyone else feel the same way?

Hazali
Post 1

In reference to the third bullet point, I'm not surprised that so many Americans go the movie theater, as it's a great place to go. Sometimes, even if you don't enjoy the movie itself, one thing that can really draw you in is the theater experience itself, especially on opening weekend.

The theater is crowded, the audience is very interactive, and they give a standing ovation when the movie ends. It's moments like these that make going to the movies worthwhile.

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