Avatar v. Gone With the Wind
For some reason inflation seems to be the best kept secret when it comes to setting film records. While Avatar might have grossed an insane amount of money, it doesn’t even come close to Gone With the Wind, which would have earned 1.5 billion dollars domestically with today’s ticket prices. When Gone With the Wind was released in 1939, the Governor declared a state holiday, and tickets were 40 times the regular cost. Click the link below to see the list of top grossers when adjusted for inflation.