The Fighter highest box office in modern times for a combat sports movie ?

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  1. Marc A

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    For comparison on a movie that also had strong cast of characters and big movie stars

    Warrior

    Both had a 25million dollar budget

    The Fighter (boxing)
    Gross:
    $93.571.803 (USA) (25 March 2011)


    Warrior (mma)
    Gross:
    $13.651.662 (USA) (28 October 2011)

    It's interesting that boxing Is niche in usa but does massive sales in the box office


    While the young hip mainstream sport of mma did so little

    Regardless is The fighter the highest box office hit for a combat sport in recent history ?
     
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    How did rocky balboa do?
     
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    If you're only counting USA it does over $70m
     
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    the fighter is badass.... I got a zip-up hoodie with the title and paramount logo on it. I wear it when I go on my jog and people alwas double take when looking at it....no ones thrown a punch at me yet at least
     
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    Marc making another boxing vs mma thread baiting people again and trolling, what's new?
     
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    Where's @Queen B and his "Well the Warrior movie had more google trends than The Fighter" stats at?
     
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    I think it highlights the point of boxing still being the bigger more relevant sport.
    Boxing has had I think 4 major motion films in the last year or so, while MMA has none.
    MMA is dull and a movie about it would even be duller.
    MMA doesn't have those great stories like boxing does.
    To use an old analogy, boxing is a slow cooked chef made course meal, while MMA is fast food.
    Its easy for a casual to watch a fight thats going to last 3mins tops.
    Its harder for a casual to watch a boxing match go 10 rounds.
     
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    To be fair this was before Floyd/Pac demise and the rise of Ronda/Conor MMA popularity
     
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    To be fair, that doesnt explain why boxing movies are still being made while no one gives a shit for an MMA movie.
     
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    Hand of Stone, Bleed for This, Southpaw, were busts despite having big casts
     
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    But they are getting made and busts or not, are better than any MMA movie out there.
     
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    Southpaw also did about $100m at the box office so I wouldnt call that a bust by the way.
    But I will tell you that Miles Teller, Jake Gyllenhaal should have never been casts as the leads in a boxing movie unless they were playing the part of an accountant.
     
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    I did a fact check since you are very unreliable

    Southpaw domestic gross

    $52.418.902 (USA) (30 October 2015)

    Vs

    Warrior

    $13.651.662 (USA) (28 October 2011)
     
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    Yup rocky did m
    $70.269.171 (USA) (23 March 2007)
    So the fighter tops it
     
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    Oh looks like we have a winner this is after said demise

    Creed
    109.712.885 (USA) (26 February 2016
     
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    Except it doesn't, you've compared worldwide the fighter vs rocky and you know it.
     
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    The movies about MMA are AWFUL, they are turn your head cringe awful. So are some of the boxing ones, but MMA movies take the cake for cringe factor.
     
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    I used IMDb as a source for us gross only

    If i am wrong can you link it for my edication
     
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    Not a fair comparison. The fighter featured two A-level stars while the Warrior, did not.
     
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