Posted by: jwhiff | July 30, 2018

MN9: The Top Ten Highest Grossing Movies (List 2)

This one is completely different than the first one!  There are two main reasons for this: one is ticket price inflation, the other is worldwide vs domestic numbers. See if your student can figure these out. By the way, I regularly test these lists out on my sons (aged 12 and 14) just to see if they enjoy solving them.  They were particularly interested in these last two lists 🙂

Not sure how Mystery Numbers works? Click the main headings for information.

The Numbers:

1,175,763,500

1,854,769,700

1,015,300,400

1,244,347,300

1,000,620,000

1,139,563,500

1,635,137,900

1,307,373,200

1,202,580,000

1,302,222,800

Unit: Dollars.  Like with MN8, I recommend that you get your students to express these numbers using the unit billion dollars and rounding to the nearest thousandth.  Why? They’ll often see large numbers expressed this way because they are easier to read. Plus, it is always a good idea to remind them that even a thousandth of a billion dollars is still a lot of money!

Movie List:

Dr. Zhivago

Pirates of the Caribbean

Gone with the Wind

Wizard of Oz

Titanic

Jaws

The Exorcist

Indiana Jones

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

Snow White

Star Wars: A New Hope

Bambi

The Sound of Music

Expert Source:

Business Insider: Highest Grossing Films of All Time (Click Here)

 


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