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Did You Notice This Movie Trend?

I love to go to the movies and I am sure that lots of readers enjoy doing the same thing. I saw a list of the top ten grossing films in the US last year and something jumped out at me. The list I saw just had the name of the film and gross revenue and not the rating of the film. When I added the rating here is how the list looked:

Revenue Movie   Rating
$532,831,967 The Dark Knight   PG-13
$318,298,180 Iron Man   PG-13
$317,011,114 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull    PG-13
$227,946,274 Hancock   PG-13
$223,806,889 WALL•E      G
$215,395,021 Kung Fu Panda     PG 
$187,748,420 Twilight   Pg-13
$179,606,381 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa         PG
$168,368,427 Quantum of Solace        PG-13
$154,529,187 Horton Hears a Who!   G

The reason I added the ratings is I thought that none of the top 10 movies were R rated and I was right. I actually brought my kids to Kung Fu Panda, WALL-E, Madagascar and Horton Hears a Who. So maybe the strategy is, the more family oriented the more gross revenue?

  • Is it me or is violence, swearing and sex not selling these days?
  • Or at least in the movies?
  • How many of the top 10 grossing movies have you seen?

Maybe I knew that but never really thought about it.

  • What do you think?
  • Are you surprised by this trend?

I look forward to your comments.

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