Box office

box office

Where does the box office data for movies come from?

The data came from up to 800 theatres which represented around 5% of the U.S. cinema population at the time but around one-third of the total U.S. box office grosses. In 1969, Variety started to publish a list of the top 50 grossing films each week. The Love Bug was the number one on the first chart published for the week ending April 16, 1969.

What is a box office?

A box office or ticket office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to an event. Patrons may perform the transaction at a countertop, through a hole in a wall or window, or at a wicket.

Are there any box office grosses for earlier films?

Prior to the tracking of these grosses, domestic or worldwide box office grosses is not available for many earlier films so the only domestic or worldwide data available is still often the rental figures. Murphy started to publish Art Murphys Box Office Register annually from 1984 detailing U.S. box office grosses.

What is a box office flop?

For a list of films which are major box-office hits, see List of highest-grossing films. Films that are considered to have been very unsuccessful at the box office are called box office bombs or box office flops. For a list of these films, see List of box office bombs .

What does box office mean in film?

The following is film industry specific terminology used by box office reporters such as Variety and Box Office Mojo. For films released in North America, box office figures are usually divided between domestic, meaning the United States and Canada, and foreign which includes all other countries.

Where can I find the box office receipts of a movie?

There are numerous websites that monitor box-office receipts, such as BoxOffice, Box Office Mojo, The Numbers, A Box Office, Box Office India, Koimoi and ShowBIZ Data. These sites provide box office information for hundreds of movies.

Are there any box office grosses for earlier films?

Prior to the tracking of these grosses, domestic or worldwide box office grosses is not available for many earlier films so the only domestic or worldwide data available is still often the rental figures. Murphy started to publish Art Murphys Box Office Register annually from 1984 detailing U.S. box office grosses.

How do box office lists work?

Box office lists. It is also common that the distributor gets either a percentage of the gross revenue, or a higher percentage of the revenue after deducting the nut, whichever is larger. The distributors share of the box office gross is often referred to as the distributor rentals, especially for box office reporting of older films.

What does a Box Office Manager do? A Box Office Manager works under the direction of the Ticket Sales Manager and is responsible for overseeing the sale of all tickets and also being responsible for transactions and ensuring the security of money exchanged. What are the main responsibilities of a Box Office Manager?

What is the origin of the term box office sales?

Which movies have grossed the most money at the box office?

If a film increased its gross through re-releases while holding the record, the year in which it recorded its highest gross is also noted in italics. Prior to 2000, only seven film series had grossed over $1 billion at the box office: James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Rocky, Batman, Jurassic Park, and Star Trek.

Do box-office earnings predict the best movies of the year?

Box-office earnings have often been a great predictor of the feature-length films that have been the most favorite, successful, and popular. However, they do not necessarily reflect the best (or greatest) films of the year or decade. They also provide a window into the era when the film was originally released.

What percentage of box office gross comes back to the distributor?

The issue of film rentals (i.e., what percentage of a films box office gross comes back to the distributor) is of key importance...More current numbers suggest that distributor rentals for the major studio/distributor released films average in the neighborhood of 43% of box office gross.

Where can I find Movie Box Office statistics?

Examples of sources for this information include: The Numbers, Box-Office Mojo, IMDb, or IMDbPro (subscription), Stats-A-Mania, Wikipedia , Ultimate Movie Rankings, and a Business Insider article (examples of links available at present time).

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