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The violent and sexual Hollywood 'R': the most successful adult films in history

2021-07-30T20:39:44.565Z

A tour of five daring titles that sold more tickets than they bargained for. Nicolas Mancini 07/29/2021 22:07 Clarín.com International shows Updated 7/29/2021 10:07 PM It is known that minors cannot access a movie theater to see certain films because there are some that are rated "R" or suitable only for those over 18 years of age. That if they want to do so, they must be accompanied by a senior and that also, in times when cinemas were crowded and seats were not numbe



Nicolas Mancini

07/29/2021 22:07

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Updated 7/29/2021 10:07 PM

It is known that minors cannot access a movie theater to see certain films because there are some that are rated "R" or suitable only for those over 18 years of age.

That if they want to do so, they must be accompanied by a senior and that also, in times when cinemas were crowded and seats were not numbered, this rule could easily be broken if there was an “ATP” premiere that was screened at the same time.

There are different ways to rate movies by age range

, but the goal of each of them is the same: that adults who take their children to the movies know what they are going to find.

The variables are a few and are related to the content:

sex, violence, drugs, profanity, impudence

and some other "

offensive

" topic that may appear in some plane.

Phoenix during the filming of "Joker".

Photo: Instagram.

Perhaps the best-known rating system is that of the

Motion Picture Association

in the United States, which, among other things, regulates the lyrics of Hollywood movies.

It is not mandatory, but as required by most cinemas, each film that is intended to be released must be qualified.

The indices of the Motion Picture are "G", films suitable for any audience;

"PG", which contain certain content that may not be appropriate for children;

"PG-13", with inappropriate content for children under 13;

"R", which cannot be seen by minors under 17 who are not accompanied by an adult;

and "NC-17", which cannot be viewed by minors.

The highest grossing films in history are usually "PG-13" or "G" because the audience that can see them is greater.

That's why “R” movies

are rarely in the top 10 annual grossing titles

.

But there are still some who fight ... and they do it very well.

In the list below, we'll review the five “R” rated titles that were the best selling tickets to.

What did people like?

The morbid?

Old formulas?

High-level cinema?

Let's see

.

5- The passion of Christ

Jim Caviezel in "The Passion of the Christ", a film by Mel Gibson.

Mel Gibson's highly controversial film is an unprecedented cinematic event: it is the first "R" rated film that was truly great in many ways.

It cost $ 30 million and got 612

.

An undoubted box office triumph.

Ideological polemics, unbridled violence, a universal theme and Gibson's skilled hands to make high-flying cinema all mixed together to make

The Passion of the Christ

an experience.

The film follows in the style of Gibson certain moments in the life of

Jesus

based on a series of gospels.

4- Logan

Hugh Jackman in his latest characterization of Wolverine.

Photo: insertcoinla.com

Fox and company spent more money than

The Passion of the Christ

producing Logan, but their film, while a box office success, went a bit more unnoticed.

The twilight film about

Wolverine

, a mythical X-Men character,

cost 97 million and grossed 619

.

Its "R" rating had to do with certain moments of extreme violence that decorate the plot, something relatively unusual for a film based on a Marvel product.

It followed the attractive line of the popular of its sister films (all those of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) but

James Mangold

, its craftsman, added extra spices: a very interesting cross of genres, graphic violence, celebratory references and a closing of adult history and little sweetened.

3- It

Bill Skarsgard behind the most important character of his career.

The film by Argentine

Andy Muschietti

based on a novel by

Stephen King

has the honor of being recognized as the highest grossing horror film in history.

It cost 35 and won 707

.

A goal from half the court.

Almost any horror movie gets an “R” rating for its explicit violence or sexual scenes and therefore rarely appears on the annual or historical box office charts.

It was the exception.

Several elements came together that almost anyone would say that together could determine a triumph: a heavy name behind the story, the rage for the eighties and Stranger Things, Spielbergian adventures and a truly terrifying villain.

2- Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool.

Another Marvel film that followed Logan's line and was based simply on breaking all the rules of the "ATP" or "G" cinema is

Deadpool

.

The protagonist is presented from the trailer as the most disruptive antihero and the film leaves no doubt that he is.

Extreme violence, a highly sexual sequence, and black humor gave the project its much-loved “R” rating.

The story of the lovable and powerful mercenary played by Ryan Reynolds

disbursed 58 million and earned about 783

.

A number that, like

It

happened

, allowed Deadpool and company to release a sequel.

1- Joker

Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for his role in the film.

Joker probably surpasses Gibson's titanic work and is the biggest "R" in history.

It depends from which place it is analyzed, but if it is from the collection there is no doubt that it is: he

spent 55 million

and obtained nothing more and nothing less than ...

1074!

The Batman villain is infallible.

Ever since

Heath Ledger

took him to play in the big leagues, audiences who didn't know him or didn't like him from having read the comics began to adore him almost more than the hero who fights him in 

The Dark Knight

.

The magnetism that the character produces coupled with an unrivaled performance of one of the best actors of the 21st century, daring and well-executed decisions, festival awards and envious word of mouth turned

Todd Phillips's film

into an “R” out of the box. serial.

Look also

Hollywood: films that showed sexual scenes to the limit of the prohibited

Horror movies known for their excessively disturbing scenes

Source: clarin

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