Tim Buttner - Multi-Media Expert

Tim is a Multi-Media Expert with skills that span various forms of media. Tim began writing screenplays before he was twelve, completing his first feature-length screenplay at sixteen. He began filming in high school and at seventeen gained experience interning at Edgewood Studios on the set of Zombie Town. Tim continued to study film at Drexel University, establishing himself in the Stereoscopic 3D revolution after attending workshops in New York City with Florian Maier on Stereoscopic Film Production. After graduating from Drexel's Film & Video Program with a Bachelor of Science, and with a Screenwriting & Playwriting Minor, Tim worked for Digital Revolution Studios under Craig Tanner and further worked in stereoscopic 3D. While at Drexel Tim co-founded a company (One Forest Films) with high school friends and for several years helped build the company as CTO, and Chief Web Designer. Tim has been a contributing writer for MarketSaw, and as well selected as a Beta Tester for Blackmagic Design on the URSA Mini 4.6K camera.




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—Favorite Quotes—

"Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle." — Robert Bresson

"'Nobody's perfect' is the line that most sums up my work. There is no comedy, no drama about perfect people." — Billy Wilder

"Structure depends on strategy: strategy is determined according to events." — Cao Cao, from Sun Tzu's The Art of War

"I shall hang my 'lecturing' on the same peg with my other failures and follies. It must be a long peg and a strong peg to hold them all." — George Perkins Marsh

"Will the science of the human heart, around which all contemporary art is based, exhaust so completely the writer's powers of imagination that in future the only novels that are written will be chronicles of various events?" — Giovanni Verga

"Train easy, fight hard… and die.
 Train hard, fight easy… and win." — Unknown


—Personal Quotes—

"Movies are not watched. They are an encounter with a life's experience not your own."

"I'm well trained in the art of turning shit to gold."

"'My favorite movies are the ones inside my head."

Ticket Sales Within 365 Days of Release

Updated on May 1, 2018, 12:30 PM - Written by Tim Buttner


May 1 2018 Update

In regards to this chart, it needs to be understood that this tracks the first year of release at the domestic box office for the Top 30 Films of All Time. It measures the movie's success based on ticket sales and shows the resulting financial back-end based off the average ticket price for that year.

When I started this chart it was back in December of 2010 to commemorate the tail-end of Avatar's run at the box office. I set out to prove that its financial status as the highest grossing domestically was a sign that tickets had become so expensive that it didn't even top the last movie to make it in the top ten of this list. I updated the list in 2013 after Marvel's The Avengers did very well at the box office, and deserved inclusion as it reached high ticket sales.

The December 2015 Update was meant to add Jurassic World to the list, and to expand it to 30 from the initial 25. This is so that The Dark Knight can remain on this list because I believe the importance of including that recent popular film so that people can still gauge where their favorite recent hits fall on this list. As well, there were some additional additions and changes after recalculating a few of the numbers.

The January 2016 Update is meant to add Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the charts and move it up to its current position through the rest of 2016.

This May 1 2018 Update is meant to add Black Panther & Avengers: Infinity War to the charts. Additionally I will move both movies up to their current positions through the rest of 2018. As of writing this Avengers: Infinity War just opened to a massive $258 Million Opening Weekend, and will likely be on this list in due time. So it is hidden until it breaks the Top 30. Black Panther is likely at the tail end of it's run despite being in theaters for two months. It won't sell too many more tickets likely, but we will see.

*All numbers based off data collected off Box Office Mojo, and recalculated using the numbers they give for ticket price in a given year and the gross that the movie had in the first year of its release. Most of the numbers are consistent with BOM, however some were discovered to be different. A lot of estimated ticket numbers given by BOM are not what one gets if they do the math themselves.


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