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    Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    I found this list on the Internet that shows the top moves of all time after adjusting for inflation.

    for the full list
    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

    Disney films listed

    10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Dis. $697,600,000 $184,925,486 1937^
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    101 Dalmatians Dis. $639,470,400 $144,880,014 1961^
    20
    Fantasia Dis. $531,478,300 $76,408,097 1941^
    23 Mary Poppins Dis. $500,363,600 $102,272,727 1964^
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    The Lion King BV $494,283,500 $328,541,776 1994^
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    The Jungle Book Dis. $471,551,400 $141,843,612 1967^
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    Sleeping Beauty Dis. $465,126,800 $51,600,000 1959^
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    Pinocchio Dis. $431,381,300 $84,254,167 1940^
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    Bambi RKO $407,759,700 $102,247,150 1942^
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    Finding Nemo BV $360,559,800 $339,714,978 2003
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    Swiss Family Robinson Dis. $344,371,200 $40,356,000 1960
    83 Aladdin BV $335,631,000 $217,350,219 1992
    94 Toy Story 2 BV $306,153,700 $245,852,179 1999
    the #1 of all time is still
    1 Gone with the Wind MGM $1,293,085,600 $198,676,459 1939^
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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    Interesting list. Quite a few of those movies (GWTW included) benefitted from multiple theatrical releases in the years before home video. Disney made a very profitable business out of it.

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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    See? Disneyland's treehouse should still be Swiss Family Robinson... I don't see Tarzan on that list.

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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones
    See? Disneyland's treehouse should still be Swiss Family Robinson... I don't see Tarzan on that list.


    You missed,
    66 Lady and the Tramp Dis. $356,703,300 $93,602,326 1955^

    And yes, re-released films.
    Most pre-1980 pictures achieved their totals through multiple releases, especially Disney animated features which made much of their totals in the past few decades belying their original release dates in terms of adjustment. For example, Snow White has made $118,328,683 of its unadjusted $184,925,486 total since 1983. For more about inflation adjusted numbers, click here.

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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    Quote Originally Posted by disneytim
    Interesting list. Quite a few of those movies (GWTW included) benefitted from multiple theatrical releases in the years before home video. Disney made a very profitable business out of it.
    It was a pretty good strategy, since the kid/family market re-creates itself every 10 years or so. Make a good enough product, and people will want to see it over and over again.
    This strategy can't be used today. If a company withheld/delayed a DVD release, the black market would make a killing.
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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment
    It was a pretty good strategy, since the kid/family market re-creates itself every 10 years or so. Make a good enough product, and people will want to see it over and over again.
    This strategy can't be used today. If a company withheld/delayed a DVD release, the black market would make a killing.
    It is also why sequels are so prevalant and pervasive... It is also why films are being re-done and re-worked... If I had a dime for the many movies/series that have been done on Superman alone.................... I would have about a dollar...
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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment
    It was a pretty good strategy, since the kid/family market re-creates itself every 10 years or so. Make a good enough product, and people will want to see it over and over again.
    This strategy can't be used today. If a company withheld/delayed a DVD release, the black market would make a killing.
    What they've done, essentially, is to transfer the re-release strategy to the home video market. That's why they put films in the "Disney Vault" on moratorium for years at a time and them release them in splashy new special editions available "for the first time ever". Then repeat.

    Also, Disney did try to resurrect the theatrical re-release by using IMAX. They had some mixed success releasing "Beauty and the Beast" and "Lion King" in that format following the very successful IMAX release of "Fantasia 2000". You'll notice that Disney is trying the strategy again now with Disney 3D. If this fall's re-release of "Nightmare Before Christmas" is successful, I would forsee them re-releasing other films in 3D.

    The trick with theatrical re-releases is that you now have to offer a new experience that you can't get on home video. IMAX and 3D are both ways to do that.
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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    Quote Originally Posted by Doopey1
    What they've done, essentially, is to transfer the re-release strategy to the home video market. That's why they put films in the "Disney Vault" on moratorium for years at a time and them release them in splashy new special editions available "for the first time ever". Then repeat.
    The trouble with this strategy is that it doesn't work with everything that is in the vault. The company still has a plitera of content that has not been released in DVD format... (or it has been released on DVD format for the video rental market.) For a while it was trickling out, but it seems that the program of releasing some of the older live action films has been seriously curtailed.

    Mr. Cook so far has been releasing the original content on DVD when a remake is in the theatre... A very sketchy practice that doesn't always work... I mean it worked for Freaky Friday, but it didn't exactly work for Herbie Fully Loaded...

    Mr. Cook, release the content or create a Vault Disney channel already... I mean some of these title's you are not got to release a remake on... Some of it will never even make it to a Treasure's DVD...
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    Re: Disney Movies adjusted for inflation

    ^^That's a fair point. I would love for them to offer a Vault Disney channel or even just carve out a 2 or 3 hour Vault Disney block on the Disney Channel once or twice a week.

    At the same time, they've done a decent job of releasing the obvious choices to DVD, and even some of the less obvious ones. I don't think there is a huge market clamoring for some of the older live-action titles.
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