Thursday, March 12, 2015

Gross Observation

In 1938, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs became the highest grossing feature* of all time.

No sequel.

In 2014, Frozen became the highest grossing animated feature of all time.


The times (also the company) have changed.

* "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" made $9 million in its first release. This made it the biggest money earner of its era. (It's probable that "The Birth of a Nation" made more in multiple releases, but nobody knows for sure because records were spotty.)

"Gone With the Wind," adjusted for inflation, has grossed $1,660,000,000 and sold the most theater tickets. "SWASD" has grossed $643,010,400. Or so Box office Mojo says.


Jeremy Darensbourg said...

Disney's Folly & Tangled with Snow, as they were infamously called before release.

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