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Title: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: Spaghetti Bob on October 04, 2006, 01:10:38 AM
This may have been discussed at some time in the past, on this board. But are there any records as to what the box office draws were, when FFD, FDM, and GBU were originally released back in the late 1960's?

It would also be interesting to know what sort of revenues were accumulated during the re-releases as well, of these films, in the early 1970's, after Clint Eastwood had really made it big in Hollywood.

(Does anyone in my age bracket - I'm now in my mid 50's 8)), remember attending triple features of all three movies? I certainly did, in Hollywood, with my college buddies).
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: Jack of Hearts on October 04, 2006, 05:36:09 AM
Hi Bob

I've never been to a triple feature of the films, but after the success of GBU here in England, there were many showings of a double feature of FOD and FDM.  I hadn't even heard of those two when GBU came out!  From what I remember, they seemed rather short, about an hour and half each, which we now know is because of so many cuts.  It would be rather a feat to sit through the three films in their entirety :)

Jack.
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: cigar joe on October 04, 2006, 03:08:43 PM
Yes double, triple, and quadrupe bills (they added "Hang Em High" in NYC on Times Square tio the mix.

Check here I know they have GBU

http://boxofficemojo.com/
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: Spaghetti Bob on October 04, 2006, 08:43:13 PM
Don't mean to 'break Jack's heart' (get it? ;D). But I hung out with three buddies in high school / freshman year college, and we could not get enough pinball and Clint Eastwood. We must have seen the three movies together, at least three times.

Sure, it made for a long Saturday afternoon. But is was a gas, sitting through nearly 8 hours of unedited Leone classics.

Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: The Peacemaker on October 04, 2006, 08:48:01 PM
Don't mean to 'break Jack's heart' (get it? ;D). But I hung out with three buddies in high school / freshman year college, and we could not get enough pinball and Clint Eastwood. We must have seen the three movies together, at least three times.

Sure, it made for a long Saturday afternoon. But is was a gas, sitting through nearly 8 hours of unedited Leone classics.



Sounds like a great time.

Except I would substitute Pool for Pinball.  ;)
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: Silenzio on October 04, 2006, 08:51:43 PM
Sounds like a great time.

Except I would substitute Pool for Pinball.  ;)

Don't you mean pinball for pool?
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: The Firecracker on October 04, 2006, 11:34:30 PM
Don't you mean pinball for pool?
whichever it be, your still a PINHEAD Silenzio.

Chiuk Chiuk

(dances)
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: Silenzio on October 05, 2006, 03:52:52 PM
whichever it be, your still a PINHEAD Silenzio.

Chiuk Chiuk

(dances)

What did he look like? It's all right, take your time now.
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: Spaghetti Bob on October 05, 2006, 07:40:50 PM
Interesting digression from the main topic. From money, to movies, to pinball, to pinheads, to pool.

Has to be some deep meaning there.... ;)

How it relates to spaghettis, it's anyone's guess.

Ah-eee-ah-eee-yah!
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: The Peacemaker on October 05, 2006, 08:20:46 PM
Pinball Wizard!!!  8)
Title: Re: Box Office Receipts?
Post by: Silenzio on October 06, 2006, 06:55:04 AM
Pinball Wizard!!!  8)

There has to be a twist!
Pinball wizard!
Got such a supple wrist!