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Flicks Flashback: 'The Notebook' hits 10 year milestone

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It was one of the most romantic movies of the last decade and one every guy has an opinion of one way or another whether they saw it or not. “The Notebook” certainly made its mark on pop culture and that holds true 10 years later.

The Notebook
Original Release Date: June 25, 2004
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $30, Opening: $13.4, Total: $81, Worldwide: $102.2

Flicks Facts:

- Ryan Gosling prepared for his role by living in Charleston, South Carolina where he rowed and built furniture, some of which was actually used in the film.

-Ryan Gosling and co-star Rachel McAdams feuded on the set before talking out their differences and at one point dating for a long period of time.

-Gena Rowland who plays an older version of McAdams’ character is the mother of the film’s director Nick Cassavetes.

Other Notable Milestones

1 Year Ago
The Heat
Original Release Date: June 28, 2013
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $43, Opening: $39.1, Total: $159.5, Worldwide: $230.7

Flashback: Sandra Bullock has quickly became America’s sweetheart and paired with the rising talent of Melissa McCarthy the studio had a strong summer hit.

5 Years Ago
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Original Release Date: June 26, 2009

The Line (in millions) – Budget: $210, Opening: $108.9, Total: $402.1, Worldwide: $836.5

Flashback: It’s ‘Transformers’…enough said.

15 Years Ago
Big Daddy
Original Release Date: June 25, 1999

The Line (in millions) – Budget: $30, Opening: $41.5, Total: $163.4, Worldwide: $229

Flashback: Remember when Adam Sandler movies opened to $40+ million on a regular basis? This was one of those classic from those days.

20 Years Ago
Wyatt Earp
Original Release Date: June 24, 1994
The Line (in millions) – Budget: $63, Opening: $7.5, Total: $25, Worldwide: NA

Flashback: There’s just something about Kevin Costner and Westerns (and baseball movies), though they don’t always work

Next week: Will Smith learns they can’t all be winner.

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