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FINANCIAL SUCCESSES. Interesting and Informative Figures.

AN authentic list of the most financially successful Hollywood motion pictures of all time, from the standpoint of 'returns to producers, appears in the Motion Picture Almanac (1934-35 edition), which Has been prepared by Fred Ayer, the noted film statistician. These figures must not be confused with box-office takings; and ilhe position on the;4ist of films, like 'Cavalcade,' 'Sniilih' Through,' etc., which1 have not completed - their screening schedules is liable to . alteration. In the table below silent films are denoted by *. At par, £1 equals five dollars approximately: ? The release dates of the films listed are those for New York. ' : ': Thelist is : — ' — - ?..;-?

Rental in dollars. 'The Singin' Fool' ? .. 5,000,000 ♦'Four Horsemen of the Apo ...» c*1S*5e' -?- ???? '?- ?-« ?-- r. 4,500,000 ?'Ben-. Hur? ,.?.,.. ? 4,000 000 *?The Big Parade' ? 3,500,000 -''Birth of a Nation' ? ? 3,500.000 -JSSJ[alcad^' '' ? 3,500,000 ?'The Covered Wagon' ,. ... .. 3,500,000 'The Jazz Singer' .'. .. .. '.. .. 3,500,000 'Sunny Side Up' ? 3,300,000 'Broadway Melody' ? 3,000,000 'The Cock-eyed World' ? 2,700 000 *'.The Freshmantt ? ./ 2,600,000 ♦'The Gold Rush' ? 2 500 000 ?'The Kid'.. ? 2,500,'flOO ♦ The Ten Commandments' .. 2,500,000 '42nd Street' .. ..v.. ...... 2,250,000 'Gold Diggers of Broadway' .. 2,250.000 'Grand Hotel' ? .. 2,250,000 'I'm No Angel' ? .; 2,250,000 'Little Women' ? .. 2,250,000 'She Done Him Wrong' .. .. .. 2,200,000 'Cimarron' ? .? ? 2,000,000 'Emma' .'.? ; ? .. 2,000,000 'Min and Bill' ? 2,000,000 'Rio Rita' ..- ? .. 2,000,000 ♦'The Sea Hawk'V ? 2,000,000 ♦'Way Down East' .-. .. .i .. 2,000.000 ♦'What Price Glory?'. ? 2,000,000 'State Fair'. ? 1,800,000 'Footlight Parade' ? ' 1,750,000 ♦'Seventh Heaven' ? 1,750,000 'Common Clay' ? 1,700,000 'Street Angel' ? 1,700,000 ♦'Girl Shy' ? 1,550,000 'All Quiet on the Western Front' 1,500,000 'Anna Christie' ? 1,500,000 ♦'Beau Geste' ? ; 1,500,000 'The Champ' ? 1,500,000 ♦'City Lights' ? 1,500,000 'Daddy Long Legs' ? . . . . 1,500,000 *'Four Sons' ? ~ 1,500,000 ♦'Hunchback of Notre Dame' .. 1,500,000 ♦'King of Kings' ? 1,500,000 ♦'The Merry Widow' ? 1,500,000 ♦'Safety Last' ? 1,500,000 ♦'Secrets' ? 1,500,000 ♦'The Sheik' ? 1,500,000 ♦'Stella Dallas' ? 1,500,000 ♦'Thief of Bagdad' ? 1,500,000 'The Man Who Came Back' .. 1,400,000 -''Hot Water' ? 1,350,000 'In Old Arizona' ? 1,300.000 ♦'The Lost World' ? 1,300,000 'Merely Mary Ann' ? 1,300,000 ♦'Red Dance' ? 1,300,000 'Arrowsmith' ? 1,250,000 ''Blood and Sand' ? 1,250.000 'Bring 'Em Back Alive' ? 1,250,000 'Connecticut Yankee' ? 1,200,000 ♦'Daddy Long Legs' ? 1,250,000 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' .... 1,250,000 'Flying Down to Rio' ? 1,250,000 'Syncopation' ? 1,250.000 ♦'The Patent Leather Kid' .. .. 1,200,000 'Song of My Heart' ? 1,200,000 *'East Lynne' ? 1,100,000 ♦'Grandma's Boy' ? 1,100,000 'Bad Girl' ? 1,100.000 'Check and Double Check' .... 1,000,000 ♦'The Miracle Man' ? 1,000,000 ''Passion' ? 1,000,000 ♦'Smilin' Through' ? 1,000,000 ''The Spoilers' ? 1,000.000

^ucer. .' S££ Warners Oct., 1928, Metro Feb., 1921 Metro Jan., 1926 ~ Metro Nov., 1925 Griffith-U.A, June, 1915 Fox Feb., 1933 Paramount Mar., 1923 Warners ' Nov., 1927 Fox Oct., 1929 M.-G.-M. Mar., 1929 Fox Sept., 1929 Lloyd-Pathe Aug., 1925 Chaplin-ILA. Sept, 1925 Chaplin-F.N. Feb., 1920 Paramount Dec., 1923 Warners . Mar., 1933 Warners Oct., 1929 M.-G.-M. May, 1932 Paramount Nov., 1933 RJK.O. Radio Dec, 1933 ? Paramount Mar., 1933 R.K.O. Radio Feb., 1931 M.-G.-M. Feb., 1932 M.-G.-M. Dec., 1930 RJK.O. Nov., 1929 F.N. July, 1924 Griffith-tJ.A. Oct., 1920 Fox \ . Dec, 1926 : Fox vO&.' Feb., J933 Warners ocV 1933' Fox June,' 1927 Fox Augl, 1930 Fox May, 1928 Lloyd-Pathe April, 1924 Universal May, 1930 M.-G.-M. Mar., 1930 Paramount Sept., 1926 M.-G.-M. x Dec, 1931 ChapUn-U-A. Mar., i931 Fox June, 1931 Fox Mar., 1928 Universal Sept., 1923 PJD.C. May,. 1927 M.-G.-M. Sept:, 1925 Lloyd-Pathe April, 1923 F.N. April, 1924 Paramount Nov., 1921 Goldwyn — U.A. Dec, 1925 Fairbanks-U-A. April, 1924 ' Fox Feb., 1931 Lloyd-Pathe Nov., 1924 Fox Jan., 1929 F.N. Feb., 1925 Pox Oct., 1931 FOX - July, ig28 U-A. Jan^ 1932 Paramount Aug., 1922 R.K.O. June, 1932 Fox April, 1931 Pickford-FJJ. May 1919 Paramount Jan., 1932 R.K.O. Radio Mar., 1934 RJCO. April, 1929 F-N- Aug., 1927 Fox Mar^ 1930 Fox Nov., 1925 Lloyd-Pathe Sept., 1922 Fox . Aug., 1931 R.K.O. Radio Oct., 1930 Paramount Aug., 1919 F.N. -Tiffany Oct., 1920 FJST. Mar., 1922 Selia Mar., 1914

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