Showing posts with label movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label movie. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Great Gatsby net worth


Gatsby net worth: $1 Billion




Great Gatsby would only be worth $1.25 Million in 1922.
Which would only make $18.57 Million in 2020's Money. 
Far from the Billion dollar claimed above.


I don't know if you watched the movie, but the Great Gatsby was literally flushing money down the toilet on a weekly basis throwing lavish parties for sycophants he didn't even know. All in the hope to catch the attention of Daisy, the love of his life he lost five years ago.

The prohibition being already over in the movie. As a former bootlegger, Gatsby probably struggled to keep his lifestyle with diminishing revenues.







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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Wolf of Wall Street: Most outrageous quotes

The Wolf of Wall Street movie quotes


Here are a couple of memorable quotes from the movie The Wolf of Wall Street aka Jordan Belfort acted by Leonardo DiCaprio.



  • "My Ferrari was white—like Don Johnson's in Miami Vice—not red"
  • "I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every f*****g time."
  • "I take Quaaludes 10-15 times a day for my back pain. Adderall to stay focused. Xanax to take the edge off, part to mellow me out, cocaine to wake me back up again, and morphine...Well, because it's awesome"
  • "My name is Jordan Belfort, the year I turned 26, I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week" 
  • "“I had lots of nicknames: Gordon Gekko, Don Corleone, Kaiser Soze; they even called me the King. But my favourite was the Wolf of Wall Street"
  • "Money doesn't just buy you a better life, better food, better cars, better p***y – it also makes you a better person"
  • "Act as if! Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and then you'll surely become rich" 

he Wolf of Wall Street aka Jordan Belfort acted by Leonardo DiCaprio




Monday, September 5, 2016

Middle Men (movie) internet porn billing service true story



A fascinating movie about how and why the Internet was created. 

The Internet was created for PORN, period.


And the entire online billing service (middle men) was created to collect porn Money safely and discretly.


The two creators, the Brain and their unlikely associates (Russian mob) all became Rich beyong believe in the proceed.


Based on a true story.






MONEY = POWER = SEX












http://putlocker.is/watch-middle-men-online-free-putlocker.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Men_(film)
http://www.middlemenmovie.com/

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The cost of being Batman



Everything and every body have a price. And even doing good things come to a price.

I find this very interesting post on hypable.com about the cost of being a superhero.




Why in the world would you wanna be a superhero when you are already a Billionaire Playboy? Just ask Dan Bilzerian.



 







source:
http://www.hypable.com/battle-of-the-billionaires-which-superhero-does-it-cost-more-to-be-batman-or-iron-man/

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Most Lucrative stuff in Combat Sports


I am a lifelong Combat Sports fan and historian with a blog (StrengthFighter.com) created expecially to spread the gospel.

I am so obsessed with Combat Sports that I have created my own Combat Sport (SLAUGHTERSPORT) and my own Fighters (Combatants).

But in my lifelong quest to create the most perfect and utopic Combat Sport ever. I needed to think about what the people really want. 

Is it a better barometer to see what the people want than by searching for the biggest box-office Moneymakers in Combat Sports history?
Nope!

Money talks and bullshit walks! 
That is how life goes!

3 things to watch in searching for the most popular stuff in Combat Sports & martial arts.
  1. Fighters
  2. Movies
  3. Video Games


Without further ado, here is...
The most lucrative fighter, fighting movie, and fighting video game in history.



1- Floyd Mayweather



The best paid sportman and the undefeatable Franchise of pro boxing.


Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
5'8", 149 lbs,
72" reach, age 38 (2015)
8% body fat



For this year 2015, Floyd Mayweather is the World's Highest-Paid Athlete. He cashed $285 Million in fight purses and $15 Million in endorsements for a total $300 MILLION just for one year!! (source Forbes.com)  


Thanks to Floyd Mayweather. Boxing is the most lucrative sport of them all.













A $100 MILLION for his fight against Manny Pacquiao. The match had gross revenues of $600 Million. (source)


Floyd Mayweather toy collection


Why not showing off your Money when you're the King of the World?!?




http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/#tab:overall
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2015/06/10/with-300-million-haul-floyd-mayweather-tops-forbes-2015-list-of-the-worlds-highest-paid-athletes/
http://m.nydailynews.com/entertainment/luxurious-life-floyd-mayweather-social-media-gallery-1.2127854


 





  2- Rocky (franchise / film series)



Over $1 BILLION in Worldwide Box Office Revenues!!!

Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Nov 21, 1976Rocky$1,000,000$117,235,147$225,000,000
Jun 15, 1979Rocky 2$6,390,537$85,182,160$200,182,160
May 28, 1982Rocky III$16,015,408$119,350,720$119,350,720
Nov 27, 1985Rocky IV$19,991,537$123,947,780$296,447,780
Nov 16, 1990Rocky V$14,073,170$40,946,358$119,946,358
Dec 20, 2006Rocky Balboa$24,000,000$12,158,168$70,269,899$156,229,050
Nov 25, 2015Creed$0$0Play
Totals$25,000,000$556,932,064$1,117,156,068
Averages$12,500,000$13,725,764$92,822,011$186,192,678

with cumulative budget of $119 Million!!


I can tell you that the Karate Kid series is not too far behind. Especially the cheesy 2010 movie version with Jackie Chan teaching a black child to fight. The mainstream public seems to have affection for the underdogs. Anyway, I do prefer to see Rocky Balboa as the Ultimate Fighting Films Money Making Machine (UFF3M) than the wimpy and skinny Karate Kid.



http://www.filmsite.org/series-boxoffice.html
http://sourcesofinsight.com/why-movies-like-rocky-and-the-karate-kid-work/
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/rocky-franchise-gallery-1.96776
http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Rocky
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_(film_series)





3- Street Fighter II



Thanks god, the arcade game version of Street Fighter II saved us from a first position of the cheesy Mario Brawl stuff.
Street Fighter II (Arcade version) earned $2.312 BILLION in gross revenues from 1991 to 1995.




The Street Fighter video games franchise sells 36 million units since August 30, 1987.







"Street Fighter II is regarded as one of the most influential video games of all time, and the most important fighting game in particular. The release of Street Fighter II in 1991 is often considered a revolutionary moment in the fighting game genre... Its success inspired a wave of other fighting games, which were initially often labelled as "clones", including popular franchises such as Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, Virtua Fighter, and Tekken." source wikipedia




Best-selling video game franchises
WWE 2K sells 60 millions unit since February 29, 2000.
Tekken sold 45.6 million copies worldwide.
Street Fighter sells 36 million units.
Super Smash Bros. sells 32.36 million units.

Anyway, Street Fighter II is da best in term of Money making (when you include arcade revenues), popularity, and influence. Street Fighter II set the standard for fighting games.



Ultra Street Fighter IV  44 characters


The Street Fighter franchise is still alive and kicking the other fighting games butts! Ultra Street Fighter IV is the most played game at the EVO Championship (fighting video games championship).

"Just as Street Fighter 2's success spawned a host of imitators, so has SF4 sparked a revival in the genre as a whole. Fighting games are back on the map, and once again, it's all thanks to Capcom..." source




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_II:_The_World_Warrior#Impact
http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2015/jan/28/new-super-smash-bros-has-almost-10-million-sales-do-you-know-which-version-has-almost-double-numbers-other-release/
http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/sep/20/whos-1-fighting-game-sales-harada-says-tekken-425-million-copies-sold-date/
http://www.cubed3.com/news/20171/1/feature-insight-the-world-of-street-fighter-on-wii-u-virtual-console.html
http://www.dammagedgoods.com/2014/05/not-love-actually-street-fighter.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_IV#Ultra_Street_Fighter_IV






What we got here?

An undefeatable champion (Floyd Mayweather)
An underdog (Rocky Balboa)
An international fighting tournament (Street Fighter II)

This is what the people really want and are willing to pay for.


Here is my version of the above...


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Glengarry Glen Ross Alec Baldwin speech

Glengarry Glen Ross is the story of a bunch of real estate agents who must sell or be fired. Which gave birth to one of the most inspirational speech ever given on a movie screen.




His watch worth more than your car.


Plot Summary : High-pressure salesman are always walking a thin, dangerous line between their main purpose in life (which is to deceive) and how they must appear (which is honest and genuine) . Whether or not a salesman truly believes he is selling a good product is immaterial. His main function is tell you what he thinks you want to hear so you will buy. He has to seem like he's doing you a favor by letting you buy from him. 
In an unforgettable scene near the beginning of the film, a corporate man named Blake (played with pompous intensity by an unusually effective Alec Baldwin) comes down to the small, crowded real estate office for a little pep talk with the salesmen. Actually, it's more like hazing. According to Blake, the top salesman wins a Cadillac, runner-up wins a set of steak knives, and everyone else is fired.   (source)


Tremendous motivation speech from master salesman Blake (Alec Baldwin) in 1992 movie Glengarry Glen Ross





Always
B
Closing





Attention 
Interest 
Decision
Action










Video: Glengarry Glen Ross, New Line Cinema 1992



Here is the entire Alec Baldwin's speech transcript


Alec Baldwin: Let me have your attention for a moment. 'Cause you're talkin' about what...you're talkin' 'bout...bitchin' about that sale you shot, some son of a bitch don't want to buy land, somebody don't want what you're selling, some broad you're trying to screw, so forth, let's talk about something important. Are they all here?

Kevin Spacey: All but one.

Baldwin: Well, I'm going anyway. Let's talk about something important. (sees Lemmon pouring coffee). Put that coffee down. Coffee's for closer's only. You think I'm fuckin' with you? I am not funkin' with you. I'm here from downtown. I'm here from Mitch and Murray. And I'm here on a mission of mercy. Your name's Levine?

Jack Lemmon: Yeah.

Baldwin: You call yourself a salesman, you son of a bitch.

Ed Harris: I don't gotta listen to this shit.

Baldwin: You certainly don't pal 'cause the good news is you're fired. The bad news is you got all you got, just one week to regain your job, starting with tonight, starting with tonight's sits. Oh, have I got your attention now? Good. 'Cause we're adding a little something to this month's sale contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anybody want to see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is your fired. You get the picture? You laughing now? You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money. Get their names to sell them. You can't close the leads you're given, you can't close shit, you are shit, hit the bricks pal and beat it 'cause you are going out.

Lemmon: The leads are weak.

Baldwin: The leads are weak. The fuckin' leads are weak? You're weak. I've been in this business 15 years ...

Harris: What's your name?

Baldwin: Fuck you, that's my name. You know why mister? Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove an 80,000 dollar BMW. That's my name. (To Lemmon) And your name is you're wanting. You can't play in the man's game, you can't close them? Then go home and tell your wife your troubles. Because only one thing counts in this life. Get them to sign on the line which is dotted. You hear me you fuckin' faggots.
(Flips the blackboard)


ABC. A, Always, B, Be, C, Closing. Always be closing. Always be closing. AIDA. Attention. Interest. Decision. Action. Attention. Do I have your attention? Interest. Are you interested? I know you are 'cause it's fuck or walk. You close or you hit the bricks. Decision. Have you made your decision for Christ? And action. AIDA. Get out there. You got the prospects coming in, you think they came in to get out of the rain? A guy don't walk on the lot lest he wants to buy. They're sitting out there waiting to give you their money. Are you going to take it? Are you man enough to take it? (To Harris) What's the problem, pal?

Harris: You, boss, you're such a hero, you're so rich, how come you're coming down here and wasting your time with such a bunch of bums?

Baldwin: You see this watch? You see this watch?

Harris: Yeah.

Baldwin: That watch costs more than your car. I made 970,000 dollars last year, how much you make? You see pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father. Fuck you, go home and play with your kids. You want to work here, close. You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cock-sucker. You can't take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit. If you don't like it, leave. I can go out there tonight, the materials you got, make myself 15,000 dollars. Tonight. In two hours. Can you? Can you?

   Go and do likewise. AIDA. Get mad you son-of-a-bitch. Get mad. You know what it takes to sell real-estate? It takes brass balls to sell real estate. Go and do likewise, gents. The money's out there, you pick it up, it's yours, you don't, I got no sympathy for you. You want to go out on those sits tonight and close, close, it's yours, if not, you're going to be shining my shoes. And you know what you'll be saying. Bunch of losers sitting around in a bar: ''Oh yeah, I used to be a salesman. It's a tough racket.''

   These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you, they're gold. And you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you is just throwing them away. They're for closers.  I'd wish you good luck, but you wouldn't know what to do with it if you got it. (To Harris) And to answer your question, pal: Why am I here? I came here because Mitch and Murray asked me to, they asked me for a favor. I said the real favor, follow my advice and fire your fuckin' ass because a loser is a loser.




http://www.themillionairefastlane.com/11-poverty-traps.php
http://www.infusionsoft.com/blog/glengarry-glen-ross-speech-it-good-branding-advice
https://www.newscastic.com/news/glengarry-glen-ross-speech-for-journalists-2511807/
http://yu.ac.kr/~bwlee/esc/baldwin.htm





Saturday, May 30, 2015

Jordan Belfort vs Gordon Gekko


    



“Of all the drugs under God’s blue heaven, there is one that is my absolute favourite,” he says as the camera trains on DiCaprio cutting an enormous line with his credit card. “Enough of this shit will make you invincible — able to conquer the world and eviscerate your enemies,” he explains, staring at the drug. Unfolding the hundred-dollar bill he’s just used to snort powder up his nose, he clarifies that he’s talking about the money.





GEKKO VS THE WOLF: THE FATTEST LINES

Gordon Gekko


  • “The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
  • “What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.”
  • “It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.”
  • “Lunch is for wimps.”
  • “We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paperclip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it.”
  • “If you need a friend, get a dog”






Jordan Belfort


  • “Money doesn’t just buy you a better life, better food, better cars, better pussy — it also makes you a better person.”
  • “The year I turned 26 I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.”
  • “I am not gonna die sober!”
  • “I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every fucking time.”
  • “My Ferrari was white like Don Johnson’s in Miami Vice, not red.”














Source:
http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/the-wolf-of-wall-street-why-londons-bankers-love-reallife-fraudster-jordan-belfort-9064038.html

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