Movie names matter, and they matter in a Big way. So do their release dates. I’ll use a couple of blockbuster successes and flops to show you what I mean.
Of course, Titanic is still the highest grossing film ever made. So naturally I was interested in this movie’s numbers. The name ‘Titanic’ happens to add up to 19, one of the most fortunate and favorable of all numbers.
What amazed me is the following clue. Not only does the name ‘Titanic’ resonate to 19, the movie was released on a 19 day – December 19, 1997. Unbelievable luck. It’s no wonder the movie is still ‘King of the Hill.’
Plus it was nominated for the most Oscars ever, 14, and won 11. Only two other films, Lord of the Rings; The Return of the King, and Ben-Hur have won 11 Academy Awards. The 14 Oscar Nominations also coincide well with director James Cameron’s name, which adds up to 14 – the Media Number. Oh, and James Horner, the composer who won his first Oscar that night for Best Motion Picture Score, was born on the 14th of August.
The ‘Titanic’ album became the best-selling instrumental soundtrack ever. My husband, Clay Haslop, who is James Horner’s concertmaster, happens to have led the orchestra for the music. Clay was born on the 19th of June. Amazing.
I know some people hated the movie, while others loved it so much they watched it many times over. This is because 19 reduces to a 10 – a number which can elicit love or hate.
One last little tidbit. James Horner and James Cameron both have the same first name. Guess what number it resonates to – 14, the media number. Clay’s middle name, for the record, is also James. Funny how these names and numbers have a way of magnetically attracting each other.
Now for some blockbuster flops. Do you remember the 2005 The Island. Though this film got good reviews, it bombed at the box office. Thing is, no one predicted the disaster – and I use that word because it cost 126 mill to make and only grossed 35.8 mill in the U.S.
‘The Island’ happens to add up to 13/4.
The official New York premiere took place on July 11 – not a good date. Followed by a release date on July 22. A 22/4 date is never easy, in fact, I would never recommend it as an opening day for a movie. When a number 4 name is coupled with a number 4 release date, fateful events have a way of sabotaging all plans for success.
And fate did intervene with this movie. A much-publicized lawsuit filed by Sahara author Clive Cussler months before the release, gave the movie some bad publicity, from which it never recovered.
Luckily the film was released on more fortunate days in other countries, so it was able to cut its losses. However, the combo of a bad name and a bad U.S. release date will forever keep the film on the backburner in people’s minds.
The same fateful combo of numbers prevented ‘Sahara’ from succeeding as well. This film was supposed to make Matthew McConaughey an action star and launch a new ‘Indiana Jones’ type franchise. But not with a 13/4 name like ‘Sahara.’ And a release date on April 8, 2005. Remember, 8s and 4s, though magnetically attracted to each other, don’t mix well.
The end result – ‘Sahara’ cost 160 mill to make and only grossed 68.7 mill in the U.S.
There are many more examples I can give. For example, blockbuster flops Hulk, Alexander, All the King’s Men, and Poseidon all add up to negative numbers. There’s much to be learned in this. Names are alive – they have very specific energies, good or bad. For this reason alone, it is critical for you and your loved ones to have a good name.