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*Feeling bored? BLS says we spent 7% less on entertainment in 2010 vs. 2009. Source

*As of 2011: Highest grossing movie ever in the United States when adjusted for inflation: Gone With The Wind at $1,604,234,330 Source

*Biggest opening weekend record for all three categories - domestic U.S., worldwide, and foreign: Harry Potter / Deathly Hallows $169,189,427 / $483,189,427 / $314,000,000 Source

*Fastest movie to make $200,000,000.00: The Dark Knight Source

*Top earning worldwide trilogy: The Lord of the Rings: $2,916,600,000.00 Source

*Top earning U.S. trilogy: Star Wars 1-3: $1,121,765,037 Source

*In 1907 you could watch a film at a Nickelodeon theater for five cents. In fact, that's why it's called a "Nickel"odeon.
During the Depression or the 1920s, movie tickets cost about 27 cents.
During the swinging '60s, it cost a little less than $1 to catch a flick.
In the '80s, it cost about $4.00 to go to a movie.
Popcorn was first served in movie theaters in 1912.
It now costs around $10 to go to a film. Source

*Average movie tickets prices from 1948 to 2010: Source

*Highest paid actors in 2010-2011
Leonardo DiCaprio with $77 million
Johnny Depp with $50 million
Adam Sandler with $40 million
Will Smith with $36 million
Tom Hanks with $35 million Source

*Highest paid actresses in 2010-2011
Angelina Jolie with $30 million
Sarah Jessica Parker with $30 million (tie)
Jennifer Aniston with $28 million
Reese Witherspoon with $28 million (tie)
Julia Roberts with $20 million Source


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