February 12th, 2010

west side story by mrbnatural

Forbes Magazine's Top Ten Romantic Movies

From their article .

7. West Side Story

Date: 1961
Distributor: MGM
All-Time Adjusted Rank: 63
All-Time Domestic Rank (Unadjusted): 1,016
All-Time Worldwide Rank (Unadjusted): NA
Total Lifetime Domestic Gross (Unadjusted): $43,656,822
Total Lifetime Domestic Gross (Adjusted): 358,209,800

The third and final musical to make our list, West Side Story is another unforgettable hit. Like Grease and My Fair Lady, West Side Story tells the tale of two people who fall in love despite their social differences. Caught within the violent rivalry between two street gangs, Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood) enact a modern-day version of "Romeo and Juliet" in Manhattan. Considered one of the best movie adaptations of a musical, West Side Story received 11 Academy Award nominations and won all but one.