Monday, May 30, 2016


Starting in the upper left corner, clockwise: True Lies; Clear and Present Danger; Speed; Interview With the Vampire; center: The Mask.

1994 may be considered one of the best years in film within the last twenty-plus years. There were critical and box office successes aplenty. Award season favorites included Forrest Gump, but this was also a year that saw the release of such great dramatic films such as Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction in particular was responsible for the rise of Samuel L. Jackson and the re-emergence of John Travolta. The high-octane action blockbusters Speed and True Lies blew up both the box office and the senses of the audience. The Lion King was monster of animated proportions for Disney. Courtesy of our friends at, here are the top ten grossing films in North American for 1994:

  1. Forrest Gump - $329.7 million
  2. The Lion King - $312.9 million
  3. True Lies - $146.2 million
  4. The Santa Clause - $144.8 million
  5. The Flintstones - $130.5 million
  6. Dumb and Dumber - $127.2 million
  7. Clear and Present Danger - $122.2 million
  8. Speed - $121.2 million
  9. The Mask - $119.9 million
  10. Pulp Fiction - $107.9 million
Retro Movie Nerd celebrates 1994 in action/horror/sci-fi and this week's focus films will be the following: The Crow on 6/1, Interview With the Vampire on 6/3 and Stargate on 6/5. It is our hope that you come back and check out the reviews as we travel back to a great year for film.

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