Hi Gang! We all know that one of the best indicators of a movies success is what it did in the box office. There are instances where a movie does so-so during its main release and then scores big on video, but for the most part, when we want to talk about how well a movie did, we check the box office numbers. However, I wonder if in some instances, these numbers may not be trustworthy. What brought this to my attention was a discussion I had with Casper Van Dien of "Starship Troopers" (ST) fame. He mentioned that "Sleepy Hollow" had done much better than "Starship Troopers" in the box office, but that the numbers were not totally accurate. He indicated that since ST was an R-rated film, a large number of youngsters would buy tickets to G-rated films and simply go into see ST. In fact, Casper had said that a study had been performed for his film to see what percent of under-age kids could buy tickets to a G-movie and go see ST. The results were that 100% of them made it into the R-rated movie. Casper also pointed out that at the same time ST was released, Disney re-released "The Little Mermaid". The idea was that Disney knew ST was an R-rated film and that kids needed a G-rated movie to buy tickets for. This would then boost the box office for "The Little Mermaid". Anyway, this was all very eye-opening for me. I suspect that there are many learned folks here that know about this practice, but I thought I would pass this on and see if others had comments or additional info on this practice.