Sunday marks the 30th Anniversary of The Terminator, which opened in 1st place in 1984 with 4 million, eventually making 38M domestically and 78M worldwide. That would only be 9.7M adjusted to todays grosses for an opening weekend, so it wasn’t a huge hit upon release. Still, it was enough to launch a franchise. The Terminator has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.1 on IMDB, putting it at #208 on the IMDB Top 250 films of all time.
This is the 20th Anniversary of Clerks, the indie hit that launched the career of Kevin Smith. Made on a shoestring budget, Clerks eventually made 3.1M at the box office, garnering an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.9 on IMDB.
This is the 15th Anniversary of The Best Man, which just saw its sequel finally open last Thanksgiving. The Best Man opened in 1st with 9M, on its way to 34M domestic. It managed a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.5 on IMDB.
It’s the 10th Anniversary of The Grudge, which opened in 1st place with 39.1M in 2004. It would go on to make 110M domestically and 187M worldwide. It has a sad 39% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 5.8 on IMDB.