15 Box Office Records For Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice To Break

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8. Top 10 PG-13-Rated Films

Current Rankings

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) –$923,678,884

  2. Avatar (2009) – $760,507,625
  3. Titanic (1997) – $658,672,302
  4. Jurassic World (2015) – $652,270,625
  5. The Avengers (2012) – $623,357,910
  6. The Dark Knight (2008) – $534,858,444
  7. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – $459,005,868
  8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – $448,139,099
  9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – $424,668,047
  10. Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) – $423,315,812

The PG-13 rating is the strictest rating that still allows a general audience to attend a screening.  Parents are cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13, but parental guidance is not required.  Back in my day, this was known as Baby-R … it was the gateway to movies that had more violence, action, and profanities … a.k.a. more fun.  Any movie above this, and studios are worried that it will be a death knell.  You want to get as many people in those theater seats as possible.

I have no idea what passes as PG-13 or R these days, but as a studio, you do not want your movie to be Rated-R.  It may be cool, but it limits your audience too much, which turns into lower ticket sales.  All the movies in this ranking are probably proof of this.  They sort of scrape the PG-13 ceiling / R flooring to be cool enough, but still get great sales.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is also rated PG-13, which means it stands a good chance of breaking into these rankings.  With recent talks that the original cut of the film was actually R-rated (more on that later), we can be assured that the PG-13 rating is probably just a label and the film may not be as kiddie-gloved as we think.

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