Live Poll: Favorite PG-Rated Box Office Smash Movie

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PG-13 ratings are considered the "sweet spot" of movie marketing, sandwiched between the also lucrative PG and R ratings. But, PG rated movies are decidedly pretty great too, representing the second largest segment of the five M.P.A.A. ratings. The two together, PG-13 and PG represent 90% of the all-time total domestic box office. Which of these movies,* currently PG-rated and having a worldwide box office of over $500 million, is your favorite film? * limit two movies per franchise and IMDb 7.0+ rated

See the full list of PG-rated Top 100 All-Time Domestic Box Office movies here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069169864/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Zcso-_9EM18/

Ratings Breakout % Top Domestic Movies (as of 10 May 2017)
PG-13 rating Top100-60 (60.0%) Top500-155(31.0%)
PG ratingTop100-30 (30.0%) Top500-221(44.2%)
R rating Top100-5 (5.0%) Top500-93(18.6%)
G rating Top100-5 (5.0%) Top500-31(6.2%)
NC-17 rating Top100-0(0.0%) Top500-0(0.0%)
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When you adjust it for ticket inflation, that chart changes pretty drastically. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/...
Picking out the top 35 highest grossing films rated PG and adjust to allow for ticket inflation in that source , the list reads as: (The adjusted gross shown.)
1 - Gone with the Wind $1,786,074,500
2 - Star Wars (the original title to "A New Hope".) - $1,574,577,200
3 - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - $1,253,992,300
4 - Jaws - $1,132,216,800
5 - Doctor Zhivago - $1,097,357,400
6 - The Empire Strikes Back - $867,916,800
7 - Return of the Jedi - $867,916,800
8 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - $798,358,700
9 - The Sting - $788,022,900
10 - Raiders of the Lost Ark - $782,576,800
11 - The Graduate - $756,499,100
12 - Grease - $680,407,700
13 - Thunderball* - $661,232,000
14 - Ghostbusters (1984) - $629,175,700
15 - Shrek 2 - $628,090,200
16 - Love Story - $618,783,600
17 - Home Alone - $598,770,300
18 - Goldfinger* - $586,092,000
19 - American Graffiti - $580,914,300
20 - The Towering Inferno - $542,560,900
21 - Back to the Future - $522,007,800
22 - Superman - $507,045,800
23 - Beauty and the Beast (2017) - $504,014,165
24 - Tootsie - $503,030,800
25 - Smokey and the Bandit - $502,403,100
26 - Finding Dory - $496,437,500
27 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - $494,270,700
28 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - $491,287,800
29 - Lawrence of Arabia ** - $489,590,600
30 - Rocky - $486,553,400
31 - The Poseidon Adventure - $485,333,300
32 - The Bridge on the River Kwai ** - $480,896,000
33 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - $473,230,100
34 - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones - $472,661,300
?? - House of Wax - rated as "GP"(???) - $446,702,100
35 - Rear Window (1954) - $445,135,900

* unbelievable! 007 James Bond films being rated as "PG"? Especially after how Masterson gets killed covered in with the gold paint in "Goldfinger"? That is hard to believe. But I saw it with my own eyes as I was going through the list! I know that "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball" were rated ether "M" or "R" when they were initially released because the nudity, Bond's bedroom scenes, and the violence. How times have changed! Even "The Pirates Of The Caribbean" movies got the PG-13 rated and they have less nudity than the two Bonds films and has the same amount of violence!

** The same comment as I said about Bond. This should have gotten at least a PG -13 rating. The violence is graphic and realistically portrayed.
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About nine of these thirty-five qualified for the list, I changed the parameters upping the box office $500 million, but making it worldwide. I got a better mix, but wanted to get your top ten in, but five still just missed the cut coming in between $400m-$500m range in non-inflation adjusted box office: Gone with the Wind, Jaws, Doctor Zhivago,  The Sting and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

1 - Gone with the Wind $1,786,074,500
2 - Star Wars (the original title to "A New Hope".) - $1,574,577,200
3 - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - $1,253,992,300
4 - Jaws - $1,132,216,800
5 - Doctor Zhivago - $1,097,357,400
6 - The Empire Strikes Back - $867,916,800
7 - Return of the Jedi - $867,916,800
8 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - $798,358,700
9 - The Sting - $788,022,900
10 - Raiders of the Lost Ark - $782,576,800
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The BoxOfficeMojo list for Top Grossing PG films adjusted for estimated ticket sales is even more radically different that the one I stated and the one that is the topic of this page.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/...
Correction, it is almost the same as the one that I had mention except with a few changes in the films on the bottom of the list.
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A belated comment the first list is for all ratings by adjusted gross, the second list is for estimated ticket sales for just PG rated movies, which would be the same as adjusted gross.  Yes, it changes the list dramatically Beauty and the Beast (2017)  56,798,200 tickets sold drops from #1 in today's dollars to #21 in inflation adjusted dollars for all movies that are rated PG today. Jaws and the Bond films were rated R when they came out fifty years, but have been resubmitted for re-rating with little or no edits and gotten there rating lowered to PG. What was shocking then isn't as shocking today in the eyes of the MPAA.

Ratings % Breakout Top Domestic Movies (as of 10 June 2017) G Top100 - 5 movies (5.0%), Top500 - 31 movies (6.2%) PG Top100 - 30 movies (30.0%), Top500 - 131 movies (26.2%) PG-13 Top100 - 60 movies (60.0%), Top500 - 246 movies (49.2%) R Top100 - 5 movies (5.0%), Top500 - 92 movies (18.4%) NC-17 Top100 - 0 movies (0.0%), Top500 - 0 movies (0.0%) Source: BoxOfficeMojo's DOMESTIC GROSSES BY MPAA RATING
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I like the spicier PG version over the PG-13 and G rated versions, too.
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My Vote: Up

Hey, Urbane why don't you try to make one list for animated movies and another for non-animated.
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Thanks, I do like the suggestion, it is definitely worth looking into.

Update:
There are 16 animated PG titles in the top 111 movies of all-time domestic box office, enough to split the poll. I don't like the fact that almost half are just from two franchises alone; as all three Shrek movies and all four Despicable Me movies made the list. I am going to leave at it is for the meantime, if this doesn't get published in the next few years, I will look into further and see if I expand the threshold, if I get a better mix of movies.
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PS, I updated the poll introduction to be more current, as Beauty and the Beast  came out some time ago and updated the poll answers through the end of calendar 2018, as the initial list was created on 27 Apr 2017.

editors, please update title and poll header
Favorite PG-Rated Box Office Smash Movie 

PG-13 ratings are considered the "sweet spot" of movie marketing, sandwiched between the also lucrative PG and R ratings. But, PG rated movies are decidedly pretty great too, representing the second largest segment of the five M.P.A.A. ratings. The two together, PG-13 and PG represent 90% of the all-time total domestic box office.

Which of these movies,* currently PG-rated and having a worldwide box office of over $500 million, is your favorite film? * limit two movies per franchise and IMDb 7.0+ rated

See the partial list of PG-rated Top All-Time Worldwide Box Office movies here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069169864/

All-Time Movies within Mojo's All-Time Domestic Top 100 RATED PG
1 9 Incredibles 2 BV $608,153,459 2018
2 12 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $504,014,165 2017
3 13 Finding Dory BV $486,295,561 2016
4 14 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $474,544,677 1999^
5 15 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
6 18 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
7 19 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
8 33 Frozen BV $400,738,009 2013
9 41 The Secret Life of Pets Uni. $368,384,330 2016
10 42 Despicable Me 2 Uni. $368,061,265 2013
11 43 The Jungle Book (2016) BV $364,001,123 2016
12 45 Inside Out BV $356,461,711 2015
13 50 Zootopia BV $341,268,248 2016
14 53 Minions Uni. $336,045,770 2015
15 55 Alice in Wonderland (2010) BV $334,191,110 2010
16 61 Shrek the Third P/DW $322,719,944 2007
17 65 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $317,575,550 2001
18 70 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Fox $310,676,740 2002^
19 72 Return of the Jedi Fox $309,306,177 1983^
20 77 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince WB $301,959,197 2009
21 82 Up BV $293,004,164 2009
22 86 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV $291,710,957 2005
23 88 The Empire Strikes Back Fox $290,475,067 1980^
24 91 Home Alone Fox $285,761,243 1990
25 98 Sing Uni. $270,395,425 2016

($500 million cutoff as 11/2018 within Mojo's All-Time Worldwide is #194 or above)
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8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
This is totally opposite of how I make a poll. I'm Lazy!
My brain hurts just reading it all! LOL
You get my Good Housekeeping Get Satisfaction Golden Globe BAFTA Oscar!!!!!
Good Show.......
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And you 2 dgranger....
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I don't understand the comment. I just use the thread to keep notes to myself and for anyone who might be interested in the related information. It helps me keep it all straight, you are not obligated to read it all, But, if you have question the answer is usually in there somewhere. It is more time upfront, but I don't have to hunting for it later
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Frozen or Incredibles.
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Big Hero 6
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Thanks,

2019 $500m PG movies
Aladdin (2019) 7.4
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) 7.6

2018 $500m PG movies
Incredibles 2 (2018) 7.7
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) 6.3
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) 7.1
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) 6.3
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