One of my (many) pet peeves is how every summer, the hot new block buster movie breaks all the old records for how much money they earn. And yet, these aren’t inflation-adjusted dollars, so what does this really tell us? Did Spider Man really bring in more money than The Wizard Oz after you’ve adjusted for inflation?

Today I found this article in the New York Times. It’s as I suspected. When you adjust the dollars for inflation, Shrek or some other recent movie is not the big winner it’s made out to be. The winner? Gone with the Wind.

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