Monday, August 11, 2008
How boffo is Batman?
In the media speculation about whether "The Dark Knight" will surpass "Titanic" at the box office, it's nice to see The Associated Press put those numbers into perspective. (It's also heartening that this paragraph wasn't cut from the story.)

If Batman does go on to beat Leo in raw totals, that will be news. But stories about that need to have a disclaimer. Inflation matters.

Here's a list of the biggest hits at the American box office, as adjusted for inflation. ("Gone With the Wind" still rules.) And the Bureau of Labor Statistics has a convenient calculator to help you understand the impact of rising prices over time.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 8:46 AM | Permalink |


  • At 2:04 PM, Blogger Ninja Of The Mundane

    I admit that I saw "The Dark Knight" just because everybody else did. But I may be the only one who didn't like it.

    Jim Thomsen

  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger Andy Bechtel

    I like "Batman Begins" better, but then again, I prefer "origin" stories and mentor/student storylines.