Raking in the Shekels in Pallywood

Which movies have made the most money of all time?

To July, 2005 the following movies have grossed the most money in the USA and Canada.

From Wikipedia

Rank Title Studio Lifetime Gross Year
1 Titanic Paramount $600,788,188 1997
2 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 20th Century Fox $460,998,007 1977
3 Shrek 2 DreamWorks $441,226,247 2004
4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal $435,110,554 1982
5 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 20th Century Fox $431,088,301 1999
6 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
7 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $379,972,309 2005
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King New Line $377,027,325 2003
9 Spider-Man 2 Sony $373,585,825 2004
10 The Passion of the Christ NM $370,782,930 2004

But Hollywood does not produce the most lucrative movies in the world. Apparently, the most lucrative movies per minute of edited content are produced in Pallywood, by Palestinian directors working with Palestinian cameramen using cameras and film lent to them by European and American news organizations. After movies like this one and this one, “in 2001, the first year of the current intifada, the amount of money officially donated to the PA jumped 80%, from US $555 million to US $1.002 billion.”

Let’s tally up the gross for these two short advertisements for oppressed Palestinians. As Palestinian finances are notoriously murky, let us calculate their gross as the delta in income. Using this method they would have grossed $448M in a single year, not to mention how much they made the following years. The Pallywood Intifada feature, counting only its 2001 revenues, lands firmly in the list as the #3 highest grossing movie of all time. It’s higher than Shrek 2!

Palestinians, you got us. We fell for it.

I never realized that the US and Europe had “sucker” written on our foreheads, but now I think it’s time to wash our faces and stop funding Palestinian operations.

EDIT: fix formatting and a spelling error.

EDIT: linked to Mudville Gazette Open Post


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