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Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:16 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:Deleted due to lack of interest.

Missed this one, could you please reupload? And thanks for all your detective work in adding to this thread! Love the posters, newspaper scans and network dates. The network airings really cleared up my memories! Thanks again! :)

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:56 pm

I spent weeks doing additional research, posted the new information and got no feedback on it so that's why it was deleted.

I'm not doing it for the praise but it's nice to get SOME acknowledgement for hard work!

Bob

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:13 pm

Hi Bob,

I appreciate all the time and effort you put into posting Elvis' Movie Statistics. Just wanted to say thanks so much for all of your hard work and effort you put into providing us with this information.

::rocks

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:14 pm

Keep it going...it was a great thread!

I also liked your prior posting regarding deleted scenes from his movie. Never knew that "Where Do You Come From" and "I Don't Want To" were physically cut from the master reels of the movie just before sending to the theaters.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:47 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:I spent weeks doing additional research, posted the new information and got no feedback on it so that's why it was deleted.

I'm not doing it for the praise but it's nice to get SOME acknowledgement for hard work!


Welcome to the world of internet forums !

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:38 pm

The theft of information from the Internet is rampant.

Several years ago, I posted some extensive research that I had done on the lost 3-D film TOP BANANA.

Imagine my surprise when somebody took my text, changed a few words and sentences, and then published it as their own article without any credit or acknowledgment to his source?

I had a friend do a color restoration of a lost chrome of Glenn Strange as the Frankenstein Monster. He put his name on his color image and posted it to a fan site. Within a few weeks, somebody removed his name from the image and was selling his work on eBay.

Bob

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:28 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:The theft of information from the Internet is rampant.

Several years ago, I posted some extensive research that I had done on the lost 3-D film TOP BANANA.

Imagine my surprise when somebody took my text, changed a few words and sentences, and then published it as their own article without any credit or acknowledgment to his source?

I had a friend do a color restoration of a lost chrome of Glenn Strange as the Frankenstein Monster. He put his name on his color image and posted it to a fan site. Within a few weeks, somebody removed his name from the image and was selling his work on eBay.


It would seem that posting something on the internet is tantamount to making it 'public domain'............

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:01 am

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:I spent weeks doing additional research, posted the new information and got no feedback on it so that's why it was deleted.

I'm not doing it for the praise but it's nice to get SOME acknowledgement for hard work! Bob


I think there was plenty of acknowledgement. Lordy, I'm not sure what the expectation level was, but if you're not doing it for the praise, why take it down? I may go days without coming here, and by that time the thread is way down the line. That is what happened here for me. Just spotted it.

Many have posted things we thought would warrant a greater response. At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter. If you did the research for your own interests, that's good enough.

You've done nice work here, and I appreciate the good read.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:28 am

I'll re-post the information.

Bob
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Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:18 pm

I've done additional research to include ratings and prime-time rerun dates. I've also corrected a few network mistakes from my initial post so consider this information to be the most accurate.

I've also included the approximate openings of each film to help illustrate how the TV airings were conflicting with the new releases.

1964/65
FOLLOW THAT DREAM - 1/24/65, Sunday, ABC – rating 26.1
KID GALAHAD - 2/28/65 - Sunday, ABC – rating 20.9
Girl Happy reviewed 2/1, opens in April.
KID GALAHAD – 6/13/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 15.7
Tickle Me reviewed 6/21, opens in June.
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 8/22/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 19.7

1965/66

GI BLUES – 11/9/65 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.4
Harum Scarum reviewed 11/8, opens in December.
Frankie and Johnny reviewed 3/28, opens in March.
GI BLUES – 4/12/66 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 21.3
Paradise Hawaiian Style reviewed 6/6, opens in June.

1966/67
KISSIN' COUSINS - 10/23/66 - Sunday, ABC – rating 22.3
Spinout reviewed 11/7, opens in November.
BLUE HAWAII - 11/29/66 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 27.3
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR - 1/1/67 - Sunday, ABC – rating 21.5
Girls Girls Girls/Fun in Acapulco re-issued in January.
FLAMING STAR - 1/18/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.9
WILD IN THE COUNTRY - 3/15/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.1
Easy Come, Easy Go reviewed 3/27, opens in March.
KISSIN’ COUSINS – 4/2/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 20.4
Double Trouble reviewed 4/10, opens in April.
BLUE HAWAII – 4/25/67 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.6
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR – 7/9/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 17.0
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 7/12/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 13.7
FLAMING STAR – 8/16/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 14.4

1967/68
FUN IN ACAPULCO - 9/12/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.5
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - 9/20/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.8
VIVA LAS VEGAS - 10/6/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 24.2
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - 10/10/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.1
Clambake reviewed 11/6, opens in December.
TICKLE ME - 12/8/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 26.6

An article in Weekly Variety dated 12/13/67 listed the 60 top rated network movie premieres as determined by Nielson. Elvis had 4 films in that list, more than any other star.
17. FUN IN ACAPULCO - NBC Tuesday night - 42.6 share
21. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - NBC Tuesday night - 41.6 share
26. VIVA LAS VEGAS - CBS Friday night - 43.4 share
41. PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - ABC Wednesday night - 36.0 share
Interesting to note that just three weeks after the article, ROUSTABOUT premiered on ABC and got the highest rating of any Elvis feature ever shown in prime-time.


ROUSTABOUT - 1/3/68 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 29.1
Stay Away Joe reviewed 3/18, opens in March.
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/27/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 20.9
Speedway reviewed 5/27, opens in June.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 6/15/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 18.3 (originally announced for 6/8 but Robert Kennedy’s funeral is covered by the network.
"Flower Drum Song" is substituted.)
FLAMING STAR – 7/17/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.5
TICKLE ME – 7/25/68 – Thursday, CBS – rating 19.0
BLUE HAWAII – 8/28/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.2
VIVA LAS VEGAS – 9/13/68 – Friday, CBS – rating 22.8
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE – 9/15/68 – Saturday, ABC – rating 16.5
ROUSTABOUT – 9/18/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 19.5

1968/69
Live a Little, Love a Little reviewed 10/14, opens in October.
HARUM SCARUM - 10/24/68 - Thursday, CBS – rating 19.9
Singer Presents Elvis 12/3/68 – Tuesday, NBC - watched by 42% of the viewing audience.
KID GALAHAD – 12/9/68 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.4
GIRL HAPPY - 1/24/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 25.1
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 2/3/69 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
HARUM SCARUM – 3/14/69 – Friday, CBS – rating 18.1
Charro reviewed 3/24, opens in March.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 4/20/69 – Sunday, ABC – rating 16.1
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/30/69 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.1
Singer Presents Elvis – 8/17/69 – Sunday, NBC

1969/70
The Trouble with Girls reviewed 9/1, opens in September.
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 9/22/69 – Monday, ABC – rating 12.6
DOUBLE TROUBLE - 10/3/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 15.6
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - 11/3/69 - Monday, NBC – rating 16.7
Change of Habit reviewed 11/3, opens in November.
GIRL HAPPY – 1/2/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 20.4
KID GALAHAD – 5/4/70 – Monday, NBC – rating 17.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 7/24/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 14.9
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 6/30/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.3

1970/71
STAY AWAY JOE - 10/16/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 17.2
SPINOUT - 10/27/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.2
That’s the Way it Is reviewed 12/7, opens in November.
EASY COME, EASY GO - 12/11/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 19.6
SPINOUT – 3/23/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.4
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 8/17/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.5

1971/72
SPEEDWAY - 10/4/71 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 12/6/71 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.1
STAY AWAY JOE – 1/9/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 17.1
SPEEDWAY – 3/3/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.5
EASY COME, EASY GO – 3/19/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 16.3
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 5/5/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.4

1972/73
CHANGE OF HABIT - 10/30/72 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.2
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE - 11/24/72 - Friday, CBS – rating 18.4
Elvis on Tour reviewed 12/14, opens in November.
Aloha from Hawaii – 4/4/73 – Wednesday, NBC - watched by 57% of the viewing audience.
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS - 5/11/73 - Friday, CBS – rating 16.4
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE – 6/22/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.3
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS – 8/10/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.2

1973/74
Aloha from Hawaii – 11/14/73 – Wednesday, NBC
LOVING YOU - 11/26/73 - Monday, NBC – rating 19.3
CHANGE OF HABIT – 3/11/74 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.3
LOVING YOU – 4/24/74 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 15.4

1974/75

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - 6/5/75 - Thursday, NBC – rating 18.0

1975/76
CHARRO - 10/13/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 15.7
CLAMBAKE - 12/8/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 17.1
ELVIS ON TOUR - 1/15/76 - Thursday, NBC – rating 17.5
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS – 6/12/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 9.9
CHARRO – 6/19/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 16.3

1977/78
ELVIS ON TOUR – 9/7/77 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 23.1

Please Note: This is original research taken from primary source materials, such as Variety, TV Guide and various newspapers throughout the country. The movie review dates are from Boxoffice magazine and the network ratings are from the Broadcast Information Bureau "TV Feature Film Source Book." None of the information in this post was taken from existing books or articles. I've done this research specifically for this site. If you do share, please credit your source.


With this additional information including prime-time reruns, do you feel the exposure of Elvis features on network television hurt the boxoffice returns for the new features in theaters?

Bob Furmanek

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:47 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:I've done additional research to include ratings and prime-time rerun dates. I've also corrected a few network mistakes from my initial post so consider this information to be the most accurate.

I've also included the approximate openings of each film to help illustrate how the TV airings were conflicting with the new releases.

Please Note: This is original research taken from primary source materials, such as Variety, TV Guide and various newspapers throughout the country. The movie review dates are from Boxoffice magazine and the network ratings are from the Broadcast Information Bureau "TV Feature Film Source Book." None of the information in this post was taken from existing books or articles. I've done this research specifically for this site. If you do share, please credit your source.[/b]

With this additional information including prime-time reruns, do you feel the exposure of Elvis features on network television hurt the boxoffice returns for the new features in theaters?

Bob Furmanek


A lot of great information. Thanks for posting.

I don't think so. It was Elvis' poor movie scripts, soundtracks and a noticeable decline in the production values is what hurt the box-office returns. After Tickle Me it was downhill less than $3m for Elvis' films except for Speedway. But without Nancy Sinatra appearing in Speedway, I don't think it would have reached $3m.

When Wallis had chosen not to renew Elvis' contract when it expired in '67, this should have been a wake up call for Elvis and Parker to change direction. Easy Come, Easy Go was Elvis' last movie with Wallis and Paramount. I was surprised it brought in close to $2m.

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Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:37 am

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:I've done additional research to include ratings and prime-time rerun dates. I've also corrected a few network mistakes from my initial post so consider this information to be the most accurate.

I've also included the approximate openings of each film to help illustrate how the TV airings were conflicting with the new releases.

1964/65
FOLLOW THAT DREAM - 1/24/65, Sunday, ABC – rating 26.1
KID GALAHAD - 2/28/65 - Sunday, ABC – rating 20.9
Girl Happy reviewed 2/1, opens in April.
KID GALAHAD – 6/13/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 15.7
Tickle Me reviewed 6/21, opens in June.
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 8/22/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 19.7

1965/66

GI BLUES – 11/9/65 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.4
Harum Scarum reviewed 11/8, opens in December.
Frankie and Johnny reviewed 3/28, opens in March.
GI BLUES – 4/12/66 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 21.3
Paradise Hawaiian Style reviewed 6/6, opens in June.

1966/67
KISSIN' COUSINS - 10/23/66 - Sunday, ABC – rating 22.3
Spinout reviewed 11/7, opens in November.
BLUE HAWAII - 11/29/66 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 27.3
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR - 1/1/67 - Sunday, ABC – rating 21.5
Girls Girls Girls/Fun in Acapulco re-issued in January.
FLAMING STAR - 1/18/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.9
WILD IN THE COUNTRY - 3/15/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.1
Easy Come, Easy Go reviewed 3/27, opens in March.
KISSIN’ COUSINS – 4/2/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 20.4
Double Trouble reviewed 4/10, opens in April.
BLUE HAWAII – 4/25/67 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.6
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR – 7/9/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 17.0
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 7/12/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 13.7
FLAMING STAR – 8/16/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 14.4

1967/68
FUN IN ACAPULCO - 9/12/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.5
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - 9/20/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.8
VIVA LAS VEGAS - 10/6/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 24.2
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - 10/10/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.1
Clambake reviewed 11/6, opens in December.
TICKLE ME - 12/8/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 26.6

An article in Weekly Variety dated 12/13/67 listed the 60 top rated network movie premieres as determined by Nielson. Elvis had 4 films in that list, more than any other star.
17. FUN IN ACAPULCO - NBC Tuesday night - 42.6 share
21. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - NBC Tuesday night - 41.6 share
26. VIVA LAS VEGAS - CBS Friday night - 43.4 share
41. PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - ABC Wednesday night - 36.0 share
Interesting to note that just three weeks after the article, ROUSTABOUT premiered on ABC and got the highest rating of any Elvis feature ever shown in prime-time.


ROUSTABOUT - 1/3/68 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 29.1
Stay Away Joe reviewed 3/18, opens in March.
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/27/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 20.9
Speedway reviewed 5/27, opens in June.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 6/15/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 18.3 (originally announced for 6/8 but Robert Kennedy’s funeral is covered by the network.
"Flower Drum Song" is substituted.)
FLAMING STAR – 7/17/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.5
TICKLE ME – 7/25/68 – Thursday, CBS – rating 19.0
BLUE HAWAII – 8/28/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.2
VIVA LAS VEGAS – 9/13/68 – Friday, CBS – rating 22.8
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE – 9/15/68 – Saturday, ABC – rating 16.5
ROUSTABOUT – 9/18/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 19.5

1968/69
Live a Little, Love a Little reviewed 10/14, opens in October.
HARUM SCARUM - 10/24/68 - Thursday, CBS – rating 19.9
Singer Presents Elvis 12/3/68 – Tuesday, NBC - watched by 42% of the viewing audience.
KID GALAHAD – 12/9/68 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.4
GIRL HAPPY - 1/24/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 25.1
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 2/3/69 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
HARUM SCARUM – 3/14/69 – Friday, CBS – rating 18.1
Charro reviewed 3/24, opens in March.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 4/20/69 – Sunday, ABC – rating 16.1
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/30/69 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.1
Singer Presents Elvis – 8/17/69 – Sunday, NBC

1969/70
The Trouble with Girls reviewed 9/1, opens in September.
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 9/22/69 – Monday, ABC – rating 12.6
DOUBLE TROUBLE - 10/3/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 15.6
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - 11/3/69 - Monday, NBC – rating 16.7
Change of Habit reviewed 11/3, opens in November.
GIRL HAPPY – 1/2/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 20.4
KID GALAHAD – 5/4/70 – Monday, NBC – rating 17.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 7/24/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 14.9
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 6/30/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.3

1970/71
STAY AWAY JOE - 10/16/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 17.2
SPINOUT - 10/27/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.2
That’s the Way it Is reviewed 12/7, opens in November.
EASY COME, EASY GO - 12/11/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 19.6
SPINOUT – 3/23/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.4
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 8/17/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.5

1971/72
SPEEDWAY - 10/4/71 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 12/6/71 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.1
STAY AWAY JOE – 1/9/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 17.1
SPEEDWAY – 3/3/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.5
EASY COME, EASY GO – 3/19/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 16.3
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 5/5/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.4

1972/73
CHANGE OF HABIT - 10/30/72 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.2
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE - 11/24/72 - Friday, CBS – rating 18.4
Elvis on Tour reviewed 12/14, opens in November.
Aloha from Hawaii – 4/4/73 – Wednesday, NBC - watched by 57% of the viewing audience.
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS - 5/11/73 - Friday, CBS – rating 16.4
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE – 6/22/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.3
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS – 8/10/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.2

1973/74
Aloha from Hawaii – 11/14/73 – Wednesday, NBC
LOVING YOU - 11/26/73 - Monday, NBC – rating 19.3
CHANGE OF HABIT – 3/11/74 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.3
LOVING YOU – 4/24/74 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 15.4

1974/75

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - 6/5/75 - Thursday, NBC – rating 18.0

1975/76
CHARRO - 10/13/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 15.7
CLAMBAKE - 12/8/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 17.1
ELVIS ON TOUR - 1/15/76 - Thursday, NBC – rating 17.5
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS – 6/12/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 9.9
CHARRO – 6/19/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 16.3

1977/78
ELVIS ON TOUR – 9/7/77 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 23.1

Please Note: This is original research taken from primary source materials, such as Variety, TV Guide and various newspapers throughout the country. The movie review dates are from Boxoffice magazine and the network ratings are from the Broadcast Information Bureau "TV Feature Film Source Book." None of the information in this post was taken from existing books or articles. I've done this research specifically for this site. If you do share, please credit your source.


With this additional information including prime-time reruns, do you feel the exposure of Elvis features on network television hurt the boxoffice returns for the new features in theaters?

Bob Furmanek

Thank You Bob, for putting this back up. Sorry you felt no one had an interest, I, myself have an interest in this thread and your information but , due to working and homelife, I can't always visit this site on a daily basis and sometimes when i am on here I want to post something or reply to a post but the phone rings, or some minor crisis happens with my daughter and I get pulled away and when I return, I forget what I was going to do on here lol. In any event, Everything you post that I have read so far is of interest to me as I'm sure it is to others.Thanks for the willingness to re-upload this material again. And to all the other posters on here, You're all a great wealth of information and I feel I pale in comparison,Thank you all for what you do!

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:20 am

Elvis's salary, bonuses, expenses and profit participation per film.


Love Me Tender. $100.000
Loving You. $15.000 (+ $50.000 bonus)
Jailhouse Rock. $250.000 (+ 50% net profits)
King Creole. $20.000 (+ $30.000 expenses & $50.000 bonus)
G.I. Blues. $175.000 (+ 7.5% gross)
Flaming Star. $200.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Wild in the Country. $250.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Blue Hawaii. $175.000 (+ 7.5% of the gross)
Follow That Dream. $500.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Kid Galahad. $500.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Girls! Girls! Girls! $175.000 (+ 7.5% of the gross gross)
It Happened at the World's Fair. $400.000 (+ $75.000 expenses, $25.000 musical expenses & 50% of the profits after the first $500.000 recouped)
Fun in Acapulco. $175.000 (+ 7.5% of the gross gross)
Kissin' Cousins. $400.000 (+ $75.000 expenses, $25.000 musical expenses & 50% of the profits after the first $500.000 recouped)
Viva Las Vegas. $400.000 (+ $75.000 expenses, $25.000 musical expenses & 50% of the profits after the first $500.000 recouped)
Roustabout. $200.000 (+ 7.5% of the gross)
Girl Happy. $400.000 (+ $75.000 expenses, $25.000 musical expenses & 50% of the profits after the first $500.000 recouped)
Paradise Hawaiian Style. $200.000 (+ 7.5% of the gross)
Tickle Me. $600.000 (+ $150.000 expenses & 50% of the profits)
Harum Scarum. $1.000.000 (+ 40% of the profits)
Frankie and Johnny. $650.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Spinout. $750.000 (+ 40% of the profits)
Double Trouble. $750.000 (+ 40% of the profits)
Clambake. $650.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Easy Come, Easy Go. $500.000 (+ 20% of the profits)
Speedway. $850.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Stay Away, Joe $850.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Live a Little, Love a Little. $850.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Charro! $850.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
The Trouble With Girls. $850.000 (+ 50% of the profits)
Change of Habit. $850.000
That's the Way it Is. $500.000
Elvis on Tour. ????
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Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:39 am

That's great information, thank you so much for doing the research and sharing it!

Bob

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:41 am

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:That's great information, thank you so much for doing the research and sharing it!

Bob


It's easy found, really. No problem. Just a matter or compiling the data.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:05 am

Thanks for sharing the data, Bob and Shug, very informative!!
I didn't know Elvis was getting a share of the profits was early as Jailhouse Rock!

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:17 pm

HoneyTalkNelson wrote:I've done additional research to include ratings and prime-time rerun dates. I've also corrected a few network mistakes from my initial post so consider this information to be the most accurate.

I've also included the approximate openings of each film to help illustrate how the TV airings were conflicting with the new releases.

1964/65
FOLLOW THAT DREAM - 1/24/65, Sunday, ABC – rating 26.1
KID GALAHAD - 2/28/65 - Sunday, ABC – rating 20.9
Girl Happy reviewed 2/1, opens in April.
KID GALAHAD – 6/13/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 15.7
Tickle Me reviewed 6/21, opens in June.
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 8/22/65 – Sunday, ABC – rating 19.7

1965/66

GI BLUES – 11/9/65 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.4
Harum Scarum reviewed 11/8, opens in December.
Frankie and Johnny reviewed 3/28, opens in March.
GI BLUES – 4/12/66 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 21.3
Paradise Hawaiian Style reviewed 6/6, opens in June.

1966/67
KISSIN' COUSINS - 10/23/66 - Sunday, ABC – rating 22.3
Spinout reviewed 11/7, opens in November.
BLUE HAWAII - 11/29/66 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 27.3
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR - 1/1/67 - Sunday, ABC – rating 21.5
Girls Girls Girls/Fun in Acapulco re-issued in January.
FLAMING STAR - 1/18/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.9
WILD IN THE COUNTRY - 3/15/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.1
Easy Come, Easy Go reviewed 3/27, opens in March.
KISSIN’ COUSINS – 4/2/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 20.4
Double Trouble reviewed 4/10, opens in April.
BLUE HAWAII – 4/25/67 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 20.6
IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR – 7/9/67 – Sunday, ABC – rating 17.0
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 7/12/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 13.7
FLAMING STAR – 8/16/67 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 14.4

1967/68
FUN IN ACAPULCO - 9/12/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.5
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - 9/20/67 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 21.8
VIVA LAS VEGAS - 10/6/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 24.2
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - 10/10/67 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 25.1
Clambake reviewed 11/6, opens in December.
TICKLE ME - 12/8/67 - Friday, CBS – rating 26.6

An article in Weekly Variety dated 12/13/67 listed the 60 top rated network movie premieres as determined by Nielson. Elvis had 4 films in that list, more than any other star.
17. FUN IN ACAPULCO - NBC Tuesday night - 42.6 share
21. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - NBC Tuesday night - 41.6 share
26. VIVA LAS VEGAS - CBS Friday night - 43.4 share
41. PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE - ABC Wednesday night - 36.0 share
Interesting to note that just three weeks after the article, ROUSTABOUT premiered on ABC and got the highest rating of any Elvis feature ever shown in prime-time.


ROUSTABOUT - 1/3/68 - Wednesday, ABC – rating 29.1
Stay Away Joe reviewed 3/18, opens in March.
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/27/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 20.9
Speedway reviewed 5/27, opens in June.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 6/15/68 – Saturday, NBC – rating 18.3 (originally announced for 6/8 but Robert Kennedy’s funeral is covered by the network.
"Flower Drum Song" is substituted.)
FLAMING STAR – 7/17/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.5
TICKLE ME – 7/25/68 – Thursday, CBS – rating 19.0
BLUE HAWAII – 8/28/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.2
VIVA LAS VEGAS – 9/13/68 – Friday, CBS – rating 22.8
PARADISE HAWAIIAN STYLE – 9/15/68 – Saturday, ABC – rating 16.5
ROUSTABOUT – 9/18/68 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 19.5

1968/69
Live a Little, Love a Little reviewed 10/14, opens in October.
HARUM SCARUM - 10/24/68 - Thursday, CBS – rating 19.9
Singer Presents Elvis 12/3/68 – Tuesday, NBC - watched by 42% of the viewing audience.
KID GALAHAD – 12/9/68 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.4
GIRL HAPPY - 1/24/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 25.1
FOLLOW THAT DREAM – 2/3/69 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
HARUM SCARUM – 3/14/69 – Friday, CBS – rating 18.1
Charro reviewed 3/24, opens in March.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS – 4/20/69 – Sunday, ABC – rating 16.1
FUN IN ACAPULCO – 4/30/69 – Wednesday, ABC – rating 16.1
Singer Presents Elvis – 8/17/69 – Sunday, NBC

1969/70
The Trouble with Girls reviewed 9/1, opens in September.
WILD IN THE COUNTRY – 9/22/69 – Monday, ABC – rating 12.6
DOUBLE TROUBLE - 10/3/69 - Friday, CBS – rating 15.6
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY - 11/3/69 - Monday, NBC – rating 16.7
Change of Habit reviewed 11/3, opens in November.
GIRL HAPPY – 1/2/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 20.4
KID GALAHAD – 5/4/70 – Monday, NBC – rating 17.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 7/24/70 – Friday, CBS – rating 14.9
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 6/30/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.3

1970/71
STAY AWAY JOE - 10/16/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 17.2
SPINOUT - 10/27/70 - Tuesday, NBC – rating 16.2
That’s the Way it Is reviewed 12/7, opens in November.
EASY COME, EASY GO - 12/11/70 - Friday, CBS – rating 19.6
SPINOUT – 3/23/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.4
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY – 8/17/71 – Tuesday, NBC – rating 15.5

1971/72
SPEEDWAY - 10/4/71 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.4
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 12/6/71 – Monday, NBC – rating 20.1
STAY AWAY JOE – 1/9/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 17.1
SPEEDWAY – 3/3/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.5
EASY COME, EASY GO – 3/19/72 – Sunday, CBS – rating 16.3
DOUBLE TROUBLE – 5/5/72 – Friday, NBC – rating 15.4

1972/73
CHANGE OF HABIT - 10/30/72 - Monday, NBC – rating 22.2
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE - 11/24/72 - Friday, CBS – rating 18.4
Elvis on Tour reviewed 12/14, opens in November.
Aloha from Hawaii – 4/4/73 – Wednesday, NBC - watched by 57% of the viewing audience.
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS - 5/11/73 - Friday, CBS – rating 16.4
LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE – 6/22/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.3
THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS – 8/10/73 – Friday, CBS – rating 15.2

1973/74
Aloha from Hawaii – 11/14/73 – Wednesday, NBC
LOVING YOU - 11/26/73 - Monday, NBC – rating 19.3
CHANGE OF HABIT – 3/11/74 – Monday, NBC – rating 22.3
LOVING YOU – 4/24/74 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 15.4

1974/75

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - 6/5/75 - Thursday, NBC – rating 18.0

1975/76
CHARRO - 10/13/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 15.7
CLAMBAKE - 12/8/75 - Monday, NBC – rating 17.1
ELVIS ON TOUR - 1/15/76 - Thursday, NBC – rating 17.5
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS – 6/12/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 9.9
CHARRO – 6/19/76 – Saturday, NBC – rating 16.3

1977/78
ELVIS ON TOUR – 9/7/77 – Wednesday, NBC – rating 23.1

Please Note: This is original research taken from primary source materials, such as Variety, TV Guide and various newspapers throughout the country. The movie review dates are from Boxoffice magazine and the network ratings are from the Broadcast Information Bureau "TV Feature Film Source Book." None of the information in this post was taken from existing books or articles. I've done this research specifically for this site. If you do share, please credit your source.


With this additional information including prime-time reruns, do you feel the exposure of Elvis features on network television hurt the boxoffice returns for the new features in theaters?

Bob Furmanek


Great stuff, Bob! What I find interesting is how, by 1967-68, recent flm titles like Harum Scarum and Paradise Hawaiian Style were premiering on TV, unlike the eraly 1960s films which took 5 or more years to come to TV. Perhaps, they were sold quickly in order to make quick money for the film studios and Elvis/Parker?

Also, regarding the premiere of Blue Hawaii on NBC in 1966, I seem to recall reading Wallis asked for the September debut to be pushed back to November. What was the reason again?

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:33 pm

It was because of PHS. The studio wanted that film to complete its full box office run before Blue Hawaii appeared on television, a very understandable provision given the similarity in theme.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:45 am

To add to some of the movie statistics being posted. Elvis twice featured on lists of the ten biggest box office hits by year in the UK. Jailhouse Rock in 1957 and King Creole in 1958. More complete figures weren't kept in the UK until 1969 when distributors made information more freely available to the press. Pre-1969, the trade paper Kinematograph Weekly kept an account of box office interests and although actual monetary figures aren't readily available, there is some information relating to tickets sold during the aforementioned eras. The latter, I don't have with regards to Elvis's films, however. But here are the top ten films of 1957 & 1958 in alphabetical order -- as listed.

1957

Admiral Crichton
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Curse of Frankenstein
Doctor at Large
Gunfight at the OK Corral
Jailhouse Rock
Pal Joey
The Prince and the Showgirl
The Tommy Steele Story
Witness for the Prosecution

1958

The Big Country
Carry On Sergeant
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Dracula
Dunkirk
Gigi
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
King Creole
South Pacific
Vertigo

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:24 am

Very interesting TV info, Bob.

I do recall mostly the local
"Elvis week's" on network affiliates like New York's WABC or
the local WOR and maybe WNEW, pre-Fox buy-out.

More on your post later..

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:46 am

I remember this thread very well. Sorry for not mentioning anything. I was just sort of studying it, trying to watch the ebb and flow of the ratings at particular times in relation to the changes in his career at each time. It's fascinating. And much appreciated!

Thanks for the money info, greystoke. I assume "profits" refer to net, while "gross" means well, the gross. You don't see that word as much, but he seemed to do better than most, without a doubt. There was "gold" in that mine, but where did it get him, really?

Thanks again. (One thing I've wondered about since first reading the thread was something related to the films going to TV. They also were shown in drive-ins, and as double-bills, apparently. That is of much interest in regard to his career.)

rjm ::rocks

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:44 am

fn2drive wrote:Great post. Thank you. Inflation stats don't tell the whole story. Need to understand disposable income as well as population demographics. I remember reading once that Elvis sold more records players than record players-not true of course but the point is that teenagers didn't have record players etc of their own before Elvis. Numbers don't tell the whole story as the 50's and 60's were a different world.



Yea,it's just not the same. Even the number one movie of those years from the 50-60's adjusted for inflation would be dwarfed by todays movies. Why they don't just go by ticket saledsis beyond me. I've read that Gone With the Wind, has still sold more tickets than any other movie,but obviously it won't be on any money list.
We used to go see Elvis movies for a quarter when I was a kid.I took my great nephew to see the Avebgers,and even the kids price was $6.00.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:09 pm

vbgt wrote:
fn2drive wrote:Great post. Thank you. Inflation stats don't tell the whole story. Need to understand disposable income as well as population demographics. I remember reading once that Elvis sold more records players than record players-not true of course but the point is that teenagers didn't have record players etc of their own before Elvis. Numbers don't tell the whole story as the 50's and 60's were a different world.



Yea,it's just not the same. Even the number one movie of those years from the 50-60's adjusted for inflation would be dwarfed by todays movies. Why they don't just go by ticket saledsis beyond me. I've read that Gone With the Wind, has still sold more tickets than any other movie,but obviously it won't be on any money list.
We used to go see Elvis movies for a quarter when I was a kid.I took my great nephew to see the Avebgers,and even the kids price was $6.00.


vbgt, here's an article
http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/123 ... -king.html

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:30 pm

We can see one more time the Colonel's greed and short time thinking. He sold Elvis to Hal Wallis for the cheapest money (I compared the money Elvis received from Paramount to the other studios). Only the last film (Easy Come, Easy Go, the worst of all nine) was payed much more than the others. Hal Wallis deserve the blame for the "Formula" and despite the good quality of "Loving You" and "King Creole" he was the one after the army who transformed Elvis in a bland, dull, mechanic, "Puppet on a String" actor from G.I. Blues on. I wonder how a real film about Elvis in the army could be, with all his insecurity, doubts, fears about his career and comeback in the music scene. Instead Wallis turned Elvis in to a one dimensional character in G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaiii, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Paradise, Hawaiian Style. The only exception from the rule: I think Elvis was close to the image before the army in Roustabout.

Re: Elvis Movie Statistics

Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:03 pm

A movie about a depressed, insecure Elvis in the army would not have done much better commercially than the two Fox films. They sold GI as an all-out musical and made a ton of money. They did even better with BLUE HAWAII. It was what the public wanted from Elvis at that time, he was a "new personality."
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