Thursday, February 26, 2009

Startling statistic



It's official: the final installment of the Harry Potter series will be released July 15, 2011. The last movie—Part II of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”—will end a decade of Potter movies. The first five movies have made $4.5 billion worldwide—making it the biggest film franchise in box office history, surpassing both James Bond and Star Wars.

15 comments:

Thesst said...

That is indeed startling. I'm especially surprised that it has surpassed Bond, since Bond has such a sheer volume advantage of movies in the series.

Ben said...

I think this is an instance where the Internet is correct, but someone failed to account for inflation. So, when the Internet is 50% right on an issue, you just have to roll with it. It's the Internet. Al Gore will smother you with carbon emissions if you question the Internet.

Ben said...

Also, there seems to be a major fallacy in using MONEY to determine the value of an entire franchise. Police Academy? American Pie? National Lampoon? Broken Lizard? All priceless!

Ben said...

Star Trek? The Muppets? The Land Before Time?

Come on!

(There is something broken in my brain for me to be listing these right now. 1:05am and 8 essays left in the pile. I am sick a need help with my Internet-ADD)

Ben said...

Oh god, I've spoken against the Internet. Al Gore could be here any minute... and I wouldn't know it because his hybrid is nearly silent!!!

Ben said...

It's like there's a left brain, right brain, and then someone inside my sinus cavity is something that allows me to spew random nothingness into space late at night and that somehow releases endorphins and energy enough that I just can't stop myself, even when my mind and body both just want to rest... This must be what Jim Carrey and Jeff Goldblum feel like 24/7

Thesst said...

Ben, Ben, Ben. That "someone" inside your sinus cavity is called "Chillah" and he does what he wants!

Ben said...

I hope Urban Dictionary is incorrect about the meaning of that word...

Thesst said...

Ben. Why? Why did you have to ruin my perfectly innocent nickname for your nasal cavity? Why?

OK, your nasal cavity is renamed:

"Did you mean challah?"

Ben said...

"Challah" is much better. It reminds me of the marble rye episode of Seinfeld because of it's twisted shape and relevance to Jewish diets.

Assuming that's what you mean by "challah."

I think it's just a cultural divide, I just don't know all this Mexican slang of yours...

Thesst said...

Life growing up in the barrio of Bellevue, where I spent my most tender elementary school years trying not to get elbowed in the face by ADHD-rattled Eastside Family YMCA "Los Arbolitos" (as we called them, although they may have been Pakistani rather than Mexican...) while playing basketball was rough, but it sharpened my edges, made ME the one who was brave enough to say, "No. Not today. Bellevue Square only has overpriced stores. I know it's kind of in the 'hood, but today we will shop at Northgate."

Ben said...

I always lock my car doors when driving through Bellevue. There's always the danger of a carjacking, and the "thief" could potentially throw my ass to the curb and give me a replacement Mercedes or BMW.

Thesst said...

Many a Lambourgini-driving man has been forced to suffer a Mercedes-Benz for the sake of bringing the gospel to Bellevue.

Ben said...

I hear a undisclosed church in Bellevue actually houses the Ark of the Covenant.

Thesst said...

I think you're thinking of a warehouse in Washington, D.C.