12 Films That Changed Everything Hollywood Knows About Making Money

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These films changed Hollywood’s notions about blockbusters, before “Deadpool” made studios reconsider R-rated blockbusters

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The Ryan Reynolds-fronted "Deadpool" had the biggest opening weekend for an R-rated film ever, and may open the door for more hit R-rated superhero films (though our Jeff Sneider is a little skeptical). This isn't the first time a single film has made Hollywood reconsider everything it thinks it knows.

Hit or flop, Hollywood studios will certainly try. Cinematic history is filled with trendsetting films that changed execs' standards for a potentially profitable project. Let's take a look back at some of those landmark movies through the decades that have affected those that have come after them.

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