On Tue, 10 May 1994, Cal wrote: > the first film to top $10 million was released just about forty years > ago (i.e., THE ROBE). Bear in mind, though, that rentals represent the portion of gross boxoffice sales that goes from exhibitors to distributors. In most cases, that means roughly 50% of the total b.o. take. So "The Robe" is, in the terms that "Entertainment Weekly" reports each Monday evening, the first $20-million picture. Shawn Levy | "Arms and the man I sing, and sing for joy [log in to unmask] | Who was last year all elbows and a boy."