Question of the Day: Which movie has the record for the best opening weekend in America?

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May 06, 2018
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Question of the Day, Budgeting

Answer: The Force Awakens (with Infinity War largest on global basis)

Questions: 

  • What do you think makes a movie a big hit? Do you see any themes from this list of top openings? 
  • How many of these movies have you watched on this list? For the more current movies, did you watch at the movies or streaming service?
  • How much do you estimate you spend monthly on movies? Is it one of your larger expenses? 

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Behind the numbers (Economist):

Marvel Entertainment, a subsidiary of Disney, broke box-office records with the release of “Infinity War”, the latest of its Avengers movies, beating the global record for an opening weekend with a total of $641m. “The Force Awakens”, Disney’s first Star Wars outing after acquiring the Lucasfilm franchise, still boasts the best opening weekend in America after adjusting for inflation.

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On the subject of movies, have your students debate whether MoviePass is to good to be true. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.