It's not like you could walk into a video store and find the most successful films of all time on the shelf, in order of their worldwide box office gross. The catalogue is like a massive all star team of history's biggest box office smashes
Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) January 29, 2009
Quickflix has published a new online DVD catalogue allowing site users to find and hire movies from a list of the highest grossing box office hits of all time.
"It's not like you could walk into a video store and find the most successful films of all time on the shelf, in order of their worldwide box office gross. The catalogue is like a massive all star team of history's biggest box office smashes," said Quickflix Head of Content Joe Forte.
"Our highest grossing films catalogue not only provides our subscribers with an extensive list of blockbuster films, it also provides and interesting observation on the mechanics of Hollywood film making in this day and age. You can see some very distinct relationships with the types of films movie goers love," said Forte.
"Of the top 100 highest grossing films of all time, 63 are franchise films, such as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings and 12 are 3D animated films in the ilk of Shrek or Finding Nemo," said Forte.
"You can also see the reign of the blockbuster during the past decade. Jaws, which was released in 1975, is often earmarked as being the first of the Hollywood summer, effects driven blockbusters. This type of filmmaking now dominates the industry," said Forte.
Of the 347 films have to have grossed over $200,000,000USD worldwide, 181 were released this decade, 122 were made in the 1990's, 29 were made in the 1980's and 11 were made in the 1970's. The list also includes two films from the 1960's (The Jungle Book, One Hundred and One Dalmatians), one from the 1940's (Bambi) one from the 1930's (Gone with the Wind). Of the top 100 grossing films, 77 were made this decade.
Only three films have grossed over $1 billion US dollars worldwide: Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. 10 have earned more than $900,000,000, 19 have earned more than $800,000,000 and 62 have grossed more than $500,000,000. The top 100 films collectively grossed over $62,000,000,000.
"There are not too many video stores, if any, that can put one title in a whole range of different, very specific sections so this is one of the advantages of online DVD rental. Having a library of more than 35,000 DVD titles available to browse online by way of different themes and characteristics allows us to merchandise DVD content, and users to find DVD content, in ways not possible in the traditional DVD hire approach that you might find at a video store," said Forte.
Quickflix is an online DVD rental service with over 26,000 subscribers who can access over 35,000 titles, more than 15 times the range of an average video store. The DVD rental service allows users to create a Queue of DVDs, which is an online list of DVD titles the member wishes to see. Quickflix then sends members the DVDs in their Queue in order of preference. To help members add DVDs to their Queue, Quickflix often publishes collections and lists of DVDs linked by a theme.
"Our DVD lists and catalogues usually get a fair amount of attention from our DVD rental subscribers. Even if a user does not add any DVDs to their Queue from a list, they still browse through them out of sheer curiosity," said Forte.
Quickflix's DVD rental catalogue of the highest grossing films of all time can be found here: http://www.quickflix.com.au/Public/Tools/ViewCategory.aspx?CategoryID=54
Please see IMDB.com for the full list of films, costs and release dates: http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross?region=world-wide