Talk:List of highest-grossing openings for films
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This page has potential but needs much improvement. For one thing, there should be a seperate section for Largest Single Day earnings. It would also be useful to note which films where released on Holiday weekends, and what their actual three day totals were. Elijya 06:13, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
The opening for Rambo II is a 4-day weekend. Other 4 day weekends are just listed with their friday/saturday/sunday gross (e.g. The Lost World). I don't know what the 3 day gross for Rambo is but it might alter its place on this list - or other movies might have surpassed the 3 day gross.
Tickets v. Gross
I think it's inaccurate to claim that overall ticket sales are a better standard for this page. That would give an unfair slant to all films released before home video allowed people the luxury of watching a film without paying for a seat at the cinema. If we'd had VCRs before 1947, Gone With the Wind would not have had five times as many theatrical releases as a contemporary film. If there were to ever be a list on this page weighing seats over dollars, it should be split in two... before and after the wholesale of home video. The Betamax was released on May 10th of 1975, so the "modern" list should start on or around that date. 188.8.131.52 03:42, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
- I don't think the above complaint is very important. You could also argue that the advent of television changed moviegoing habits, and so did the invention and popularization of the automobile, or many other inventions and societal changes. Adjusting for inflation is obviously a good idea, and counting seats rather than ticket dollars is about the same as adjusting for inflation. Tempshill (talk) 20:02, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Wrong Halo 3 had a $300 million dollar gross in it first WEEK. Spider Man 3 as the list says has a $381 million (world wide) in its first WEEKEND.
Past record holders
Some alleged former record holders may not have held the opening weekend record. The Empire Strikes Back earned $10.8 million in its biggest recorded weekend. Also the Temple of Doom's $33 million was its 4 day weekend. For others view this list:  I'm not sure where the pre-1972 box office records came from, I can't find them anywhere else. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Musicbuff3643 (talk • contribs) 08:06, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Inflation vs Ticket Price Inflation
Are these adjusted for inflation via CPI (or some other broad economic measure), or actual ticket-price inflation? It's quite common to adjust for ticket price inflation when comparing (esp in the entertainment media) but I am not sure where that data would come from. The-Bus (talk) 05:41, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
- The inflation columns appear to use Wikipedia's general built-in inflation adjuster. Betty Logan (talk) 08:42, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
- "appear to use" isn't really a confirmation — and even if confirmed, I I would have to ask what expertise was used to create Wikipedia's inflation adjuster. Economists, let alone Wikipedia editors, don't all agree on exact inflation-adjustment figures, and the inflation calculators I've seen on the Internet give differing results, some of which are clearly and outrageously off. As an encyclopedia — theoretically the last and most authoritative word on something — the figures we put in this column are going to be taken seriously. We need to cite exactly where these numbers come from.
- And any Wikipedia-created inflation-adjuster sounds pretty clearly like OR. We should be finding third-party sources. I'm pretty sure Variety and other trade papers have occasionally run inflation-adjusted tables based on national-average ticket prices — though trying to do that for every nation where a film is shown sounds almost impossible.
Shouldn't Aquaman be on this list? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entourage_(TV_series)#Third_season.2C_part_1 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:28, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Ranking of Films
If we have the inflation adjusted figures for the record holders both for of opening weekend and opening day, shouldn't the ranking order be done using the inflation-adjusted figure? Because doesn't that account for changes in currency, so for example, in the "Biggest opening weekends in U.S. and Canada" section, shouldn't Spider-Man 3 be ranked above The Hunger Games? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:10, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
"Screen saturation strategy"
The lead says "Jaws, the first 'summer blockbuster', introduced the screen saturation strategy". What is "screen saturation strategy" suppose to mean to the reader? Is this a widely-known strategy known by the public? --MicroX (talk) 04:43, 17 May 2012 (UTC)