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Christopher C. Murphy March 15th, 2005 03:16 PM

Family Flicks Outperform R-Rated Titles
I think it's cool, but we all know that it's a trend. Everything swings in this world.

So, now is a good time to dust off that kid oriented screenplay! I wish that I had one, but all my stuff is definately R-rated.


Gary McClurg March 15th, 2005 03:33 PM

G, PG-13 films have out perform R films at the box office for years.

K. Forman March 15th, 2005 03:37 PM

Christopher- You really wanna work on a kid flick? I have a good story, about half done, before I ran out of gas...

Christopher C. Murphy March 15th, 2005 03:58 PM

Lol, I've actually got one that I forgot about...been working on it for years now. It's actually gotten rave reviews from my friends and family.

The Real Santa

It's a Christmas story about a little boy, Cris, in a small town that gets picked on in school. He befriends an old man man living in the woods who's been discarded by the town and society. The boy begins to learn the art of woodworking and also how to deal with the local bullies. While on this journey through self-discovery the boy ultimately learns of a special secret. The old man isn't really who the boy thinks he is...or is he?

Luis Caffesse March 15th, 2005 04:00 PM

"G, PG-13 films have out perform R films at the box office for years"

Yeah, is this really news?
I always assumed that 'family films' were outperforming R films. Seems like on the average people would go see an R film with a friend or a spouse, while 'Family Films' means that people are taking 2 or 3 kids with them at a time.

Just seems like it would be easier to pack a theater for a kids film than an R rated movie.

Imran Zaidi March 15th, 2005 04:09 PM

Definitely no surprise. How else can you explain a film like The Pacifier having a $30million weekend? Didn't they already make Kindergarten Cop? And also the one with Hulk Hogan. Big tough guy, fish out of water, learns to be soft. Wahoo!

Richard Alvarez March 15th, 2005 04:15 PM

Interesting statistic, epecially when you consider the highest grossing R rated film of all time.

The Passion.

Wonder if they consider that a 'family' film.

Luis Caffesse March 15th, 2005 04:33 PM

Imdb has a list of the top grossing movies of all time, I thought those in this discussion might be interested:


Just glancing over it, it seems clear that R rated movies are in the minority on that list.

On the USA box office list, 'The Passion' is at #9.
If you look at the worldwide box office list, you don't see a rated R film until "Matrix Reloaded' at #18

Bob Costa March 16th, 2005 12:45 AM

What happens to the stats if you remove the bigbox animated films and Harry Potter (which was a unique phenomenon of book before movie)? The real truth is that if they made an animated R/X movie, it would top the list !! Flesh Gordon, where are you?? LOL

Richard Alvarez March 16th, 2005 07:56 AM

JOhn, your age is showing! I recall Flesh Gordon... what a hoot!

Joe Carney March 16th, 2005 04:48 PM

The movie that put Candy Samples on the map. And silicon free.

Ian Poirier March 17th, 2005 08:14 AM

Don't forget just about every R-rated script heading into hollywood is being shot and reworked to be PG-13. As is you can basically throw in a couple f-bombs, a bunch of "shit"s or "asshole"s, have a tons of people shot or die horribly and still make the PG13 rating. Show a boob a though and it's on. R-rating only. It's stupid. Hollywood makes everything PG-13 because that's the demographic with the most money. Just go to your local multiplex on a friday night and see how many of the moviegoers are getting dropped off by thier parents. Not that thats bad, kids should have good movies to see, but it is sometimes at the cost of a good screenplay being made more palatable or allowing more violence into a film than the rating would imply. It's all money.

Oh, yeah, Flesh Gordon rules!

Rob Yannetta April 1st, 2005 03:52 PM

It's all about money. They can make more money on a flick with a PG-13 than an R (Historically true).

As an indie releasing everything under a freebie Creative Commons licence, I can comfortably say I can make my movies MY way the first time.

K. Forman April 1st, 2005 04:11 PM

And don't forget the marketing scheme for residual sales, where even more money is made. Look at all the Harry Potter toys, Spidey action figures, video games, posters, underwear... What adult would buy that kind of stuff? The Hulk was PG or so, and sucked in the Box Office. It cleaned up afterwards in the toy aisles.

Gary McClurg April 1st, 2005 06:05 PM

The toys, that's what made good ole George rich, not the movies.

He kept the rights to the toys, games, etc. Some say why do you think Jar Jar was in their, for the kids.

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