By: Jeff Otto
Fandango turns 10 this month and we’re celebrating by taking a look back at happenings in the movie world over the past decade, first by looking at Fandango’s Top 10 Sellers of the aughts—interestingly, they don’t necessarily correspond with the top 10 box office earners of the decade. We’ve got superheroes, vampires, wizards, Jedis, hobbits, pirates, a biblical epic and, of course, those new blue kings of the world.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest should be #1 on the list. In fact all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies should be in the top 3. There is also going to be a Pirates of the Caribbean movie #4. These movies are the funniest and has plenty of adventure. I have all the movies and can't wait for #4 to come out.
Going to have to go with The Passion of the Christ and then Lord of the Rings Return of the King! The danburry guy is full of crapola. LOL.
twilight is the best the avatar and the dark night and of course priates of the caribbean nd spider man
I have been a J.R.R Tolkien fan since I first read The Hobbit about 45 years ago. However, as much as I liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I must say that Avatar is the best movie to come out in the last decade.
I have never heard of a church being obligated to buy anything. That's ridiculous! Most of the churches in my area made a sort of "field trip for adults" out of it. Only those interested went and each bought their own ticket. Anyway, my favorite on the list was New Moon. It was the first movie my daughter actually asked me to watch with her in months!
Pirates of the Caribbean is my favorite from that list.
Danburry: I don't know any church that was obligated to buy tickets, what are you talking about? 611 million seems like a lot of money for a gimick.
Do some research. Ask around and try to find anyone who has viewed the film. It was a massive merchandising gimmick aimed at selling to churches to resell. Many of the tix were never used after the churches failed to sell them
I"m not surprised to see that Avatra is on here! It was a great movie! Only saw on the big screen but would love to see it on 3-D. But weather it's on the big screen or at home on a normal TV I haven't heard one person say anything bad about. My boyfriend had commented the it has a similar story line to The Last Samuari with Tom Cruise
Gibson's Passion movie was a media blitz. Churches were obligated to purchase large blocks of tix and to resell them. Many tix sold... few people went. It was an advertising gimmick that worked. Come on folks.... Mel Gibson (and maybe his dad) were behind it. Mpvie is a blot on the cinematic history of the world. Embarassing.
Who obligated these churches to purchase these "large blocks of tickets in order to resell them?" What churches are you referring to? Where did you get your information from?
Say whut? I was too chicken to go, but the people I know who went all said it was packed! ...and they didn't all go to the same show. Anyway, I heard this quote that went something like "either Jesus was actually who he said he was, or he had to be a lunatic, or a liar." Logically, he had a point. I guess people are dealing with it.
Having the Passion of Christ in your Top Ten List surely proves that there are more Christians out there than people think! Its now on DVD and people are still buying it, and watching it, especially during Lent and Easter!
I agree with RachelWord...I didn't even want to bother seeing that movie. And still haven't today. But I guess a lot of people did...
I am pleased to see there was such a response to the most important event the world has known presented true to the Word. I don't know if I would have expected so many to be willing to subject themselves to this truth.
Wow, interesting to see The Passion of the Christ in here.
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