As you may have noticed, the position of All-Time Worldwide Box office in the list progress tab changed to "Miscellaneous" for a few days and is now located to "Websites".
Moderator PeacefulAnarchy had the following to say about this:
But there's more to it, a solution to how fix the inflationary, excessive growth of the list is in work:PeacefulAnarchy on wrote:Imdb finally took down their version of the list, so it will be updated manually from now on and we're going to change the limit. That's why it was changed from the imdb category.
Debating between $250 million, 500 films or a combo of both (i.e. must be above 250 million and in the top 500). Not a huge change but just preemptively keeping it from spiraling out of control. It'll still be a big list with the same stuff as before. 49 movies from the last two years meet that criteria.
Now what would that mean?
If you take a look at the most-reliable source, Box Office Mojo, The Mask of Zorro (1998) at #462 would be the last film to make $250 Mio at the BO out of the current 628.
The list would become a bit shorter, but also lose some of the older titles like The Godfather (1972), Saturday Night Fever (1977), 101 Dalmatians (1961) or Moonraker (1979).
For a new film, it's almost as easy to pass 250 mio as 200 mio (due to higher ticket prices, 3D, China, et al).
For exampe: of the staggering 32 movies released in 2015 which hit the 200 mio mark (so far), only 7 were below 250 mio. For 2014, we have even 43 entries, only 9 below 250 mio; for 2013, it's 39 entries, only 7 below. And so on.
At the current rate, a 500-entry limit for the list would be safely reached by the end of the year. From then on, with so many films making 200 or 300 mio and more, new releases would drive out all older releases step by step.
I know the moderators are doing their best to keep the list from spiraling out of control, so this is not meant to talk down their idea - just to gather more ideas to find a satisfying solution.
What about a more flexible $threshold? Like 1939-1995: 200 mio (like before), 1995-2004: 250 mio minimum, 2005-2010: 300 mio minimum, 2011 and beyond: 350 mio - would that come to close to the "inflation-adjusted" version of the list we already have? At least it would look finer to me, as in: less Pixels and Yogi Bear