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  1. Dorothy Malone (1925-2018)

    Rest in Peace Dorothy Malone. We got a request to research her movies on Tuesday. We did the research yesterday...and today the news of her passing hits. Sad news. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/dorothy-malone-movies/
  2. Ranking 37 Barry Fitzgerald Movies

    http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/barry-fitzgerald-movies/ Happy New Year!
  3. Top Box Office Hits By Year 1936-1959

    Just finished a massive undertaking. Almost 4,000 movies with box office grosses for the years 1936 through 1959. Tons of hard to find stats for so many classic movies. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/yearly-reviews-1936-1959/
  4. Ranking 144 1954 Movies

    http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/top-grossing-movies-of-1954/ Includes box office grosses on all 144 Movies.
  5. Kim Novak Movies

    A statistical look at all 25 Kim Novak movies. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/kim-novak-movies/ Includes a review % for all of her movies, box office grosses, trailers for all her movies and award recognition.
  6. Laurel and Hardy Movies

    After many years of frustrating research...we have finally finished our Laurel and Hardy page. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/laurel-and-hardy-movies/
  7. Massive Statistical Look At 1940s Movies

    http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/1940s-box-office-grosses/ Figured classic fans could find something interesting on our biggest table ever.....over 1,300 movies....use sort button if you are brave enough to enter.
  8. Ranking 60 Walter Brennan Movies on His 118th Birthday

    Hey Cody.....Well we have a stalemate…..two to two. Great minds can’t always think the same things….lol.
  9. Ranking 60 Walter Brennan Movies on His 118th Birthday

    Hey Tom…..good point about Old Man Clanton….but I have to side with Sepiatone about The Westerner. Both are excellent roles from Brennan….surprised he did not play more of these types of roles…..versus so many comic sidekick roles. He was pretty evil in HTWWW too.
  10. Ranking 60 Walter Brennan Movies on His 118th Birthday

    Hey Sepiatone…well when you rank them the way we do….it unearth’s some very hard to find stats…..and it really shows how awesome his career was…..and this 60 is just the ones I could find box office information on. I agree with you about him being more evil in The Westerner…..in that one….he seem to realize how bad his actions were
  11. Ranking 60 Walter Brennan Movies on His 118th Birthday

    Hey Cody….your top two did very well in my rankings. Red River – his 5th biggest box office hit, his 8th best reviewed movie critics and audiences, tied for 8th when looking at Oscar nominations & wins and finally ranked 7th when you jam all three categories. My Darling Clementing – his 12th biggest box office hit, his 4th best reviewed movie critics and audiences, shut out when looking at Oscar nominations & wins and finally ranked 9th when you jam all three categories.
  12. Just added twenty movies to our Walter Brennan page. He and Cooper top the charts and sit at the bottom of the charts. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/walter-brennan-movies/
  13. Top Stars of the 1940s - statistically

    Van Johnson $4,835.20 Bing Crosby $4,613.40 Dorothy Lamour $4,349.20 Walter Brennan $4,123.90 Dana Andrews $4,053.30 John Wayne $3,986.50 Bob Hope $3,977.70 Ray Milland $3,865.10 Gary Cooper $3,818.10 Humphrey Bogart $3,675.30 Spencer Tracy $3,606.50 Judy Garland $3,528.40 Cary Grant $3,501.50 Walter Pidgeon $3,411.90 Paulette Goddard $3,311.40 Ingrid Bergman $3,304.00 Betty Grable $3,232.30 Maureen O'Hara $3,231.60 Mickey Rooney $3,156.60 Barbara Stanwyck $3,120.00 Sydney Greenstreet $3,095.70 Anthony Quinn $3,070.70 Lionel Barrymore $3,049.60 Claude Rains $3,046.20 Lana Turner $3,009.60 Alan Ladd $2,944.00 Linda Darnell $2,926.00 Errol Flynn $2,901.30 John Garfield $2,881.00 Gene Tierney $2,878.60 Claudette Colbert $2,873.30 Randolph Scott $2,850.00 Donald Crisp $2,814.50 Abbott & Costello $2,733.00 Greer Garson $2,678.20 Gene Kelly $2,671.10 Peter Lorre $2,637.70 Ronald Reagan $2,616.80 Gregory Peck $2,555.10 Donna Reed $2,538.00 Virginia Mayo $2,528.20 Tyrone Power $2,511.10 Edward G. Robinson $2,502.70 Ginger Rogers $2,501.40 Joseph Cotten $2,476.40 Esther Williams $2,466.10 Van Heflin $2,420.50 Bette Davis $2,363.40 Olivia de Havilland $2,348.40 Clark Gable $2,302.80 The Top 50
  14. Top Stars of the 1940s - statistically

    I have traveled across the country three times collecting this information....and I really think it is the best estimation of box office grosses out there. The actual gross will never be known....because back then they reported financials in "rental" numbers. As for Quigley....my granddad used to fill those surveys out every year.....John Wayne and Gary Cooper always made his list regardless if they had a down year or not. They just did not have great information back then....so the legends remained on the list every year....as well as the "Flavor of the Month"....as granddad would call stars like Sonja Henie. Quigley is a fun list to look at....but it is not accurate portrayal of the biggest stars in a given year. In recent times George Clooney finished 8th for the year and had one movie (The American) that bombed out at $32.00 million .....yet he still got a Quigley spot.
  15. Top Stars of the 1940s - statistically

    All 25 1940s Abbott and Costello movies are included. They were huge in the early 1940s...but pretty average by the end of the 1940s.....still 35th for the entire decade is pretty awesome. Ride 'em Cowboy (1942) $215.90 million in adjusted domestic gross Pardon My Sarong (1942) $207.60 million adjusted domestic gross Rio Rita (1942) $160.00 million in adjusted domestic gross Hold That Ghost (1941) $155.40 million in adjusted domestic gross The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947) $147.80 adjusted domestic gross Who Done It (1942) $145.30 million in adjusted domestic gross Hit The Ice (1943) $144.50 million in adjusted domestic gross It Ain't Hay (1943) $128.50 million in adjusted domestic gross Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) $124.80 million Buck Privates Come Home (1947) $123.20 million in adjusted domestic gross Keep em' Flying (1941) $120.70 million in adjusted domestic gross In The Navy (1941) $120.60 million in adjusted domestic gross Buck Privates (1941) $120.40 million in adjusted domestic gross Lost in a Harem (1944) $110.50 million in adjusted domestic gross In Society (1944) $93.50 million in adjusted domestic gross African Screams (1949) $81.70 million in adjusted domestic gross Abbott & Costello in Hollywood (1945) $75.80 million in adjusted domestic gross The Noose Hangs Loose (1948) $74.90 million in adjusted domestic gross Here Come The Co-Eds (1945) $68.90 million in adjusted domestic gross The Naughty Nineties (1945) $65.40 million in adjusted domestic gross Little Giant (1946) $65.20 million in adjusted domestic gross The Time of Their Lives (1946) $64.80 million in adjusted domestic gross Mexican Hayride (1948) $55.50 million in adjusted domestic gross Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff (1949) $36.30 million One Night in the Tropics (1940) $25.80 million in adjusted domestic gross

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