Not sure if anyone has posted this recently or not. I found this site via another website I usually frequent and thought I'd share it, being it could bring in some pretty good discussions.
Sadly for some people, Titanic is at the top of the list, because I know that not many people liked it. Well, it was boosted by a lot of hype. The time it came out, it was released at THE END of the movie season of 97, and just kept going because fans would go back to it again and again. It had a #1 song to keep it going, then came the awards season with the Globes and the Oscars. That kept the hype going even more. We all know that when the Oscars come out, any films that are heavily nominated, are rereleased into the theaters. This movie kept going until April until it was dethroned by City of Angels.
Another thing to note, is that Star Wars, the original or Episode 4 is #19, many behind Episodes 1 and 3. Sad really, that one of the highest grossing films and favorites of all time, was passed by it's younger siblings. I am a fan of the entire trilogy, but don't get me wrong, 4 is always one of the best. It's the original and can never be duplicated, no matter how much Mel Brooks tries lol. But I feel the reason for 1 & 3 being higher than the original, is ticket prices. This is the list of the highest grossing films, and ticket prices have gone up a lot since episode 4 came out. One thing for sure, I see a lot of favorites on that list. Now let the discussions or debates continue.....