So here are my predictions for:
#1: The Social Network
worst film of the year, The Last Airbender, made $132 million at #18. This was well deserved, for since fooling me in the Sixth Sense, which was a good one, M. Night Shyamalan's subsequent efforts have ranged from pathetic to embarrassing. But, I guess he keeps making money. Sex and the City 2 earned #2 on Razzies, but I liked this film because it showed just before I visited Qatar, where the girls went.
Avatar ($2.8 billion, 2009) and Titanic ($1.8 billion, 1997), but adjusted for inflation, Avatar is #14 and Titanic is #6. Want to guess the top five? Here they are:
Gone with the Wind ($3 billion, 1939, 9 Oscars): click to get a new video version.
#2 Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope ($1.63 billion, 1977, 7 Oscars)
#3 The Sound of Music ($1 billion, 1965, 5 Oscars): want to see what they looked like in 2005?
#4 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial ($0.97 billion, 1982, 4 Oscars)
The Ten Commandments ($0.52 billion, 1956, only one Oscar for special effects): Charlton Heston, yes, but Yul Brynner (who actually won the academy award that year for his role in The King and I)?
Not sure what they (two reports referenced above) used in the above list, but the numbers in the parentheses are mine, using the consumer price index, which shows that #2 is Avatar and Titanic #3. Anyway, these are the highest grossing films of all time.
Finally, the best original song is always a recent disappointment, but here they are:
- “Coming Home” from “Country Strong”
- “I See the Light” from “Tangled”
- “If I Rise” from “127 Hours”
- “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3"
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