Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

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Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby Endless Mike » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:37 pm UTC

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008 ... PHIC.html#

It's neat to see how many movies get seen at some points versus others, as well as some of the slow-burning sleeper hits. My Big Fat Greek Wedding was interesting to see on there. It's also interesting when two big movies release at the same time. One or the other seems to get double peaks.

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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby bridge » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:04 pm UTC

you can clearly see how P2P downloads shrinked their revenues
..or not?
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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby b.i.o » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:01 am UTC

That's one of the coolest looking graphs I've ever seen :P.

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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby Malice » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:54 am UTC

bridge wrote:you can clearly see how P2P downloads shrinked their revenues
..or not?


Even if such an effect were there, this graph wouldn't tell you. Like most box office charts, it looks like it uses figures not adjusted for inflation. So blockbusters don't earn more than they did 10 years ago, necessarily; it's that ticket prices and the dollar has inflated over that time. Which means you wouldn't be able to tell if they were earning less, either.

I think it would be fascinating to continue the graph backwards to the 50s and 60s, before you got this same curve of tent-pole release spikes and doldrum art-film troughs, back when movies actually did get a chance to grow for months and months and months, and all movies had to do that...
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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:50 pm UTC

But... according to the site, it does adjust for inflation.

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Summer blockbusters and holiday hits make up the bulk of box office revenue each year, while contenders for the top Oscar awards tend to attract smaller audiences that build over time. Here's a look at how movies have fared at the box office, after adjusting for inflation.
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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby no-genius » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:48 pm UTC

But does it adjust for increasing prices of the tickets?
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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby Endless Mike » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:30 pm UTC

no-genius wrote:But does it adjust for increasing prices of the tickets?

How does ticket price increase compare to inflation?

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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby Malice » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:55 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:But... according to the site, it does adjust for inflation.


My mistake.
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Re: Cool interactive graph of movie revevues from 1986-Present

Postby mosc » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:33 pm UTC

Endless Mike wrote:
no-genius wrote:But does it adjust for increasing prices of the tickets?

How does ticket price increase compare to inflation?

ticket prices are much much higher relative to inflation. Over the past 20 years, ticket price growth has been much faster. More profits per ticket but far fewer tickets.
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