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« on: June 16, 2012, 03:26:25 AM »

Everyone has their favorite Dirty Harry movie. How much did each flick make? Was it a Box Office success or bust? You decide...

    4. Dirty Harry (1971) - Domestic Total Gross: $35,976,000
    6. Magnum Force (1973) - Domestic Total Gross: $39,768,000
    9. The Enforcer (1976) - Domestic Total Gross: $46,236,000
    7. Sudden Impact (1983) - Domestic Total Gross: $67,642,693
>20. The Dead Pool (1988) - Domestic Total Gross: $37,903,295  (ouch!!)

source: http://boxofficemojo.com/
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 12:23:37 PM »

It's very hard to decide anything on the basis of just those figures. You'd need to have some idea of what the top money makers were for the particular year.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 12:04:05 AM »

Gotcha KC. I found these on Wikipedia...

(1971) 1. Fiddler on the Roof  $80,500,000
(1973) 1. The Exorcist  $193,000,000
(1976) 1. Rocky  $117,235,147
(1983) 1. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi  $475,106,177
(1988) 1. Rain Man  $172,825,435

It's fair to say that The Dead Pool did not do as well as one had hoped for though I still love the lines from that movie.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 01:51:43 PM »



The Dead Pool was a financial Box Office dissappointment. Thats what happens when you let anti-aging authors write a movie for you. Dirty Harry was a tired act anyway by then. The character of John Wilson and movie White Hunter Black Heart was far more interesting a few years later....
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 10:37:40 AM »

Still prefer Pool over Enforcer any day though.......another big hit in '73 was a certain martial arts film , can you guess which  :coolsmiley:
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 08:33:14 PM »



Enter The Dragon
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 08:40:48 PM »


Enter The Dragon

U.S. gross $25,000,000, according to the IMDb. ;)


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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 10:26:54 PM »

By 1988, cop movies had changed quite a bit by the time Harry got back on the scene. Lethal Weapon was the new standard of action for a cop movie. Being young, pissed and dynamic replaced seasoned, grumpy and traditional. That has a lot to do with how a movie is received by the public. Clint Eastwood knew that and even resisted coming back as Harry in The Dead Pool.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 10:21:17 AM »

Enter more like 300 mill plus by now......not bad considering 650k budget  O0
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 05:03:36 PM »


Enter The Dragon was a great movie. By the way I watched The DEad Pool last night just to see if I could change my mind on some aspects...forget it. That movie is horrible. I actually think The Rookie is better and more watchable.
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2013, 03:31:45 AM »

Although the box office for The Dead Pool was dissapointing... I'm guessing it still made money..?
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2013, 07:58:16 AM »

Although the box office for The Dead Pool was dissapointing... I'm guessing it still made money..?

Don't know how accurate these figures are, they're from the IMDb:

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Budget
$31,000,000 (estimated)

Gross
$37,903,295 (USA)

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Rentals
$19,000,000 (USA)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094963/business
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2014, 05:00:49 AM »

3 years before DP PALE RIDER earned 41million during summer season and  reached the top 10 most viewed movies of the season. Suppose 3 million ain't such a difference.
 Overall DP wasn't a flop but not the box office smash the studio expected it to be.
By today's standards and adjusting the ticket price inflation the gross would be around 75million,as much as Expendables2 (if I'm correct),a film concerned as a success :)
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