Originally Posted by TheVileOne
Incredible Hans, only if you are counting worldwide box office. Its my understanding, overseas box office is not as profitable as many would have you believe.
For one thing, getting big worldwide distribution is expensive. Getting the extra prints done and making all the foreign subtitle conversions, dubs, etc.
You are right with that. I know that this is difficult terrain (for older movies you'd also have to consider inflation).
But nevertheless, for measuring the commercial success of a film it would be even more distorting to look only at the domestic box office.