Football season is more than half over, so it’s almost time to start thinking about the playoffs. Or the draft, if you’re a fan of a team who hasn’t had a spectacular season so far.That sounds depressing, so why not pass the time by watching all of these films? Once you’re done, it’ll be about time to prepare yourself for the postseason.
Take a look at the eight top grossing football films of all time, unadjusted for inflation:
8. Varsity Blues – Paramount Pictures ($52.9 Million)
Paramount Pictures’ football drama Varsity Blues came out in 1999 and stars James Van Der Beek, Amy Smart, Paul Walker, and Jon Voight. The film tells the story of a small-town high school football team and the pressures of performing in a football-obsessed community.
Budgeted at an estimated $16 million, the film performed better than expected making $52 million at the domestic box office despite mixed reviews from critics. And if you’re like me, you probably remember the film best for slow motion shots set to “My Hero” by the Foo Fighters.
But all jokes aside, something about the film ultimately connected with audiences and many aspects of the film went on to become a part of the pop culture lexicon.