Movies That Created Unbelievable World Records
The box office is indeed intense since a growing number of films are finding global audiences. As the blockbusters such as The Avengers to movies like Frozen, the rankings of these figures are shifting. There are movies with unbelievable records that honestly just blew our minds.
We at Wansatime’s have been able to curate a list of films with impressive world records. We did it by considering various aspects, such as box office collections, the most expensive costumes and more.
Avatar- Highest Grossing Movie
Avatar released on more than 14,000 screens worldwide and received 77 million dollars on its first weekend. The movie became the world’s largest record-holding movie 41 days after its international release. The film surpassed the record of Titanic and eventually reached a gross total of US$ 2.8 billion by 2010 worldwide.
The Godfather- Most Expensive Script
The Godfather is undeniably one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema.
On June 30, 2005, Marlon Brando’s script from The Godfathers was sold for $312,800 to an unknown bidder at Christie’s in New York. This film set a record for the ‘Most expensive script from a film’. In 2006, The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby broke the record by selling at $4million, making it to be the most expensive script.
Star Wars: the Awakens Force’s- Fastest $1 Billion Movie
Having entries from the Star Wars franchise on the list of movies that broke records is hardly shocking. Disney revealed that Star Wars Episode VIII was scheduled to be released by fans from all over the globe.
Star Wars: Awakens Force have achieved an astonishing record at the box office – $1.068 billion globally. It was the 24th film in film history to make up the $1 billion worldwide, also the fastest film to surpass the mark in twelve days. This was previously been broken by Jurassic World in 2012.
The Turning Point, The Colour Purple- Most Oscar nominations with no victory
There goes an old saying: it’s not winning but the participation that counts. But in fact, we all play to win. This can be more painful when inspiring movies make us do better and ultimately become a runner-up in the race. It can be difficult to receive a nomination and not win. Imagine that you acquired multiple nominations and yet didn’t even win one!
That’s what happened to the two films that hold the Most Oscar Nominations Joint Record. The 1977 movie ‘The Turning Point’ and the 1985 movie ‘The Color Violet’. They have both acquired eleven Academy Awards nominations and failed in all categories. Truly Devastating!!
Most cannon car rolls – Casino Royale
In 2006, the Guinness World Record was broken by Casino Royale for the most cannon-rolls. To create the stunt, the 007 legendary Aston Martin was blowing through the air with a nitrogen cannon, and it was rolling a whopping seven times.
Stunting driver Adam Kirley had to drive the cannon-mounted Aston to a 10-inch ramp at 80mph and hit the release just at the right time to succeed in the stunt.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides- The Most Costly Film Produced
The most costly film made to date is the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’. This movie is the fourth instalment of the pirate franchise starring Johnny Depp.
A production budget of around US$300 million was projected for the swaggering adventure, costing a total of $378.5 million. However, it did not struggle with the restoration of its money, which totalled 1,045 trillion dollars worldwide.
POTC is closely followed by a pair of exceptional movies from the past decade, Avengers: Age Of Ultron & Avengers: Endgame. Both the movies lead with an unbelievable record of the most expensive movie ever produced. With an estimated at an impressive $365 million and $356 million respectively.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s- The Most Expensive Costume
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – starring Audrey– Hepburn is a romantic 1961 comedy led by Blake Edwards, in its most recognizable role. The movie is based on the same-name novel by Trumer Capotes.
The most unforgettable scene from the film is the one where Hepburn wears Hubert de Givenchy’s emblematic black cocktail dress. The costume was sold by the author Dominique Lapierre to an unknown bidder in Christie’s, London. It was sold in City of Joy Aid charity, on 5 December 2006 for £467,200.
To add-on to this record, Marilyn Monroe’s Dress From the Seven Itch was also the most expensive costume ever auctioned. It sold at a whopping $4.6 million in 2011.
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