Top grossing movie year by year, adjusted for inflation.
This is a bit of an odd chart. It only shows the total gross of the highest grossing movie for each year. When adjusted for inflation, 'Gone with the Wind' is still the #1 money making movie of all time. Curiously, it seems like every other year or so is when the really 'good' movies come out.
- Before the late 1930s, movies did not pull in much money - why?
- Why is there such a drastic up/down trend in the movie industry?
- Since more movies are being made, is that why any one in particular doesn't really stand out anymore?