Wicked Cool Info-Graphic: Box Office Revenue

Sunday, February 24, 2008 | 08:08 AM

Here is a fantastic bit of Sunday morning chart porn, and just in time for the Oscars: The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts.


Box Office Revenue, 1986 - 2007
(inflation adjusted)Box_office_receipts_1986_2007
courtesy of NYT


A few interesting things: Search box up top; thumb tab on the bottom -- it slides all the way back to 1986. Mouse over any movie, and you get the full name; click the name, and a short description pops up, including a link to the NYT overrview.  That includes cast, reader ratings, trailer and clips, and link to the full NYT review.

My only criticisms: The exact dollar amount of box office should show in the pop up; and Earth tones? No one could think of a more vibrant color set for movies? (yecch)

I'd like to see the same method of info display used for other items: stock and sector performance comes to mind, as do auto sales, Television viewership, Video game sales, Music, etc.

And who created this? Hey NYT editors, you might want to give props Nice work by Mathew Bloch, Shan Carter and Amanda Cox creating this little beastie. Its terrific . . .   


The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986 - 2007
Baseline StudioSystems; Box Office Mojo
NYT, February 23, 2008

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Tracked on Feb 25, 2008 10:40:48 PM


I don't get the vertical axes--it's positive in both directions, but the zero line isn't indicated. As individual movies seem to move back and forth across the center of the chart, perhaps there are two baselines, neither indicated.

Posted by: ambivalentmaybe | Feb 24, 2008 8:37:22 AM

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