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The Amityville Horror (1979) ticket sales

Postby sherbetbizarre » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:43 am

Adjusted for inflation, the original Amityville Horror could be the 2nd most seen R-rated horror at the US box-office:

1. The Exorcist ($232m in 1973 and the 2000 reissue/$956m today)
2. The Amityville Horror ($86m in 1979/$297m today)
3. Alien ($78m in 1979/$272m today)
4. Silence of the Lambs ($131m in 1991/$268m today)
5. Hannibal ($165m in 2001/$252m today)
6. Scary Movie ($157m in 2000/$251m today)
7. The Omen ($61m in 1976/$247m today)
8. The Blair Witch Project ($140m in 1999/$239m today)
9. Rosemary's Baby ($33m in 1968/$221m today)
10. Interview with the Vampire ($103m in 1994/$217m today)


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Re: The Amityville Horror (1979) ticket sales

Postby jimmysmokes » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:53 pm

no sherbetto, ain't even in the top five.
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Re: The Amityville Horror (1979) ticket sales

Postby devilbustedinct » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:47 am

sherbetbizarre wrote:Adjusted for inflation, the original Amityville Horror could be the 2nd most seen R-rated horror at the US box-office:

1. The Exorcist ($232m in 1973 and the 2000 reissue/$956m today)
2. The Amityville Horror ($86m in 1979/$297m today)
3. Alien ($78m in 1979/$272m today)
4. Silence of the Lambs ($131m in 1991/$268m today)
5. Hannibal ($165m in 2001/$252m today)
6. Scary Movie ($157m in 2000/$251m today)
7. The Omen ($61m in 1976/$247m today)
8. The Blair Witch Project ($140m in 1999/$239m today)
9. Rosemary's Baby ($33m in 1968/$221m today)
10. Interview with the Vampire ($103m in 1994/$217m today)


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Yup, that seems spot on...interesting article. Please note is says "horror film'," and while all the entries are pure cut "horror movies," there are some others that might take the cake depending on your definition of horror. I'm confident that "Saving Private Ryan" was a horror flick to WW II vets, "The Accused" for victims of barroom gang rape, and "Batman and Robin" to nerdy comic book lovers.

Glad to know "The Exorcist" takes spot number one, where it belongs.
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Re: The Amityville Horror (1979) ticket sales

Postby Brendan72 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:33 am

devilbustedinct wrote:Yup, that seems spot on...interesting article. Please note is says "horror film'," and while all the entries are pure cut "horror movies," there are some others that might take the cake depending on your definition of horror. I'm confident that "Saving Private Ryan" was a horror flick to WW II vets, "The Accused" for victims of barroom gang rape, and "Batman and Robin" to nerdy comic book lovers.

Glad to know "The Exorcist" takes spot number one, where it belongs.


Another example is 'The Phantom Menace' for Star Wars fans.
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Re: The Amityville Horror (1979) ticket sales

Postby jimmysmokes » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:24 am

devilbustedinct wrote:
sherbetbizarre wrote:Adjusted for inflation, the original Amityville Horror could be the 2nd most seen R-rated horror at the US box-office:

1. The Exorcist ($232m in 1973 and the 2000 reissue/$956m today)
2. The Amityville Horror ($86m in 1979/$297m today)
3. Alien ($78m in 1979/$272m today)
4. Silence of the Lambs ($131m in 1991/$268m today)
5. Hannibal ($165m in 2001/$252m today)
6. Scary Movie ($157m in 2000/$251m today)
7. The Omen ($61m in 1976/$247m today)
8. The Blair Witch Project ($140m in 1999/$239m today)
9. Rosemary's Baby ($33m in 1968/$221m today)
10. Interview with the Vampire ($103m in 1994/$217m today)


https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmende ... e67ce5163f

Yup, that seems spot on...interesting article. Please note is says "horror film'," and while all the entries are pure cut "horror movies," there are some others that might take the cake depending on your definition of horror. I'm confident that "Saving Private Ryan" was a horror flick to WW II vets, "The Accused" for victims of barroom gang rape, and "Batman and Robin" to nerdy comic book lovers.

Glad to know "The Exorcist" takes spot number one, where it belongs.


the exorcist was not meant as a horror film
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Re: The Amityville Horror (1979) ticket sales

Postby devilbustedinct » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:42 am

jimmysmokes wrote:the exorcist was not meant as a horror film

I respectfully disagree. First and foremost I believe it to be a horror movie and that was also the intent of Blatty and Freidkin. That said, I agree it is also a great psychological drama, a whodunit crime story, and a film about faith and the human psyche. It is a masterpiece on many levels, but a horror film at its core it is indeed, intended or not.

I agree on "The Phantom Menace." That is indeed a horror movie for Star Wars fans. Except for the pod race in the saber duel with Darth Maul, it should be stricken from Canon and disregarded as part of the saga. A newcomer could easily begin with Episode II and still understand and enjoy the prequels, as disappointing as they were. I will still give props to Episode III for the amazing opening shot and the epic light saber battle at the end. Despite its flaws, I admit I enjoy it more than "Return of the Jedi." Stupid Ewoks.

Any Smurf movie is a horror flick to me. Those little blue goblins with huge smiles freak me out.
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Re: The Amityville Horror (1979) ticket sales

Postby jimmysmokes » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:16 pm

blatty gave an interview and spoke on this subject saying that it was mislabeled as horror and was intended as a spiritual message and not horror.

welcome to your own opinion though.
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