Now his family is speaking out—and planning to sue the school district and the police department—with the hope that changes will be made to the way they handle incidents involving minors.
"There has to be a change in their policy and their procedures," Maureen Walgren says.
All charts are ranked by international theatrical box office performance where possible, excluding income derived from home video, broadcasting rights and merchandise.
Traditionally, war films, musicals and historical dramas have been the most popular genres, but franchise films have been among the best performers in the 21st century.
Seven Harry Potter films and five films from Peter Jackson's Middle-earth series are included in the nominal earnings chart, while the Jurassic Park, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises feature prominently.
There is also continued interest in the superhero genre: Batman and Superman from DC Comics and films based on the Marvel Comics brand, such as Spider-Man, X-Men and films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have generally done well.
The term heightism was coined by sociologist Saul Feldman in a paper titled "The presentation of shortness in everyday life—height and heightism in American society: Toward a sociology of stature", presented at the meeting of the American Sociological Association in 1971.
Height discrimination is most common against shorter than average men and is generally accepted and ignored.Today these movies are celebrated in reviews by Bill Newcott and Meg Grant, across media channels, including on-line and offline and at special events.Movies for Grownups Radio provides weekly podcasts of celebrity interviews, entertainment news and more.The only films in the top ten that are not adapted from a pre-existing property or a sequel are the top two, Avatar and Titanic, both directed by James Cameron.Animated family films have performed consistently well, with Disney films enjoying lucrative re-releases prior to the home-video era.