Art imitates life...or was it the other way around? Either way, much like in the real world, gold has played an important role in movies (and yes, their literary origins) basically since the start. We were curious how much some of our favorite golden items from Hollywood would be worth in real life if they were in fact made of solid gold. With some research, math, and our best guesstimations (what;s the combined weight of a solid gold pen and cufflink???) we came up with these values based on the real gold values of August, 2012. Check it out.
Katniss' Mockingjay Pin The Hunger Games .53 Troy Oz. $850.52
CHARLIE'S GOLDEN TICKET Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1.17 Troy 0z. S = $1,877.56
HARRY'S GOLDEN SNITCH Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 5.32 Troy Oz. $ = $8,537.27
SCARAMANGA'S GOLDEN GUN The Man with the Golden Gun = 23.2 Troy Oz. S = $37,230.20
INDY'S GOLDEN IDOL Raiders of the Lost Ark 43.75 Troy Oz. S = $70,207.81
HOLLYWOOD'S OSCAR AWARD 307.74 Troy Oz. S = $493,845.77
C-3PO'S GOLD HARDWARE Star Wars = 46,122.62 Troy Oz. S = $74,015,274.44