21 Fantasia Dis. $660,195,600 $76,408,097 1941^
22 The Godfather Par. $627,434,400 $134,966,411 1972^
23 Forrest Gump Par. $624,437,600 $329,694,499 1994
24 Mary Poppins Dis. $621,545,500 $102,272,727 1964^
25 The Lion King BV $613,992,700 $328,541,776 1994^
26 Grease Par. $611,527,900 $188,389,888 1978^
27 Thunderball UA $594,660,000 $63,595,658 1965
28 The Dark Knight WB $590,542,600 $533,345,358 2008
29 The Jungle Book Dis. $585,755,300 $141,843,612 1967^
30 Sleeping Beauty Dis. $577,774,600 $51,600,000 1959^
31 Shrek 2 DW $564,854,900 $441,226,247 2004
32 Ghostbusters Col. $562,308,400 $238,632,124 1984^
33 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Fox $560,934,900 $102,308,889 1969
34 Love Story Par. $556,485,300 $106,397,186 1970
35 Spider-Man Sony $552,403,700 $403,706,375 2002
36 Independence Day Fox $550,687,600 $306,169,268 1996
37 Home Alone Fox $538,486,900 $285,761,243 1990
38 Pinocchio Dis. $535,856,500 $84,254,167 1940^
39 Cleopatra (1963) Fox $534,108,500 $57,777,778 1963
40 Beverly Hills Cop Par. $533,842,600 $234,760,478 1984
I swear I would give you away for euthanasia
I never said The Godfather aint mainstream, in fact I stated it is.
movies like The Godfather had appeal untill Jaws came, it was golden era
great movies had big audience.
And that’s fine, of the top 40 films, 19 are 75 and later. Was Forrest Gump really a blockbuster? Beverly Hills Cop is just a winning comedy with a winning lead actor, Home Alone as well (I just threw up in my mouth)
And I think we should make sure to leave as much youth in asia as possible, we just don’t have the room here
both were crap
what is your point?
Micky, I know people want escapist entertainment, they always have, but I kinda think you and maybe Tyler and Brett are missing something of the point of The Auteurs aka Mubi, it’s not about Film snobbery but about the other side of the film debate, about the films that maybe you ain’t seeing at the multiplex.
I don’t think it’s that people turn their noses up to Cameron and Spielberg and Ratner and so on and so forth, but that there are so many more filmmakers out there in the world to talk about instead.
the term Snarky came up in one of the threads and it’s true, many here are snarky, cause the mainstream blockbuster BS is old news and boring, that stuff can be talked about on myspace and facebook and twitter.
Ratner is no where near Cameron or Spielberg
this thread is created for discussion about ability of mr. Spielberg and I expanded it
about Cameron. it is horseshit to claim Cameron, Spielberg or Scott are not skilled filmmakers.
I don’t know where you live but my multiplex shows international films every week, there was Gomorrah,
Hunger; A Prophet etc. etc.
Speilberg? One of the greatest? Not by a long shot.
Is this a question or a statement? Because if it is a statement I agree.
Speilberg without a doubt is one of the greatest directors of all time
How can anybody name him even good, He’s only good at making big money from very ad movies year by year.He’s a very talented businessman. He is celebreted because of big budget trash pieces.Yes he’s done effective ones but not by talent.He has the money to make modern, fast movies.Then he came out with some “war” movies and many people were shocked like “ohh this guy Spielberg is a very talented guy in making big budget adventure movies then in ohh very sad ones”. These people are the typical Spielberg fans. You don’t have to think in his films, he always gives you one solution. Films are not about make money for somebody but an art form.Okay, he’s the big guy, the real shark with billions of dollars. ……So what?
Spielberg is a skilled craftsman who has made a couple of fine films, and a lot of irredeemable shit. There is no Spielberg film that can stand at the same level as SEVEN SAMURAI, RULES OF THE GAME, FANNY AND ALEXANDER, NOTORIOUS, or THE GENERAL.
thank you roscoe! the absence of a coherent world vision or consistent stylistic vision from the man [while the same could be said about fassbinder ,his alterations of style showed a consistent insight] has always made him appear more of a producer then a director
Weird – I don’t remember ET being six feet tall.
ET isnt 6 feet tall … Steven Spielberg is very small
I don’t recall ET wearing a lot of plaids.
It was the robe he was wearing when he got drunk and fondled Gertie.
ET is going to have his way with Mr. Spielberg.