Tag: movies

The biggest box office booms and busts since 1982

If you read my last post about the correlation between a film’s budget and its performance in the box office, you were possibly intrigued about my mentions of the biggest box office successes and failures. I decided to focus on

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Does a bigger film production budget result in more ticket sales?

If you take a stroll down a list of the most expensive films of all time, you’ll notice that most of the films are from the past 15 years. Every year, more and more money is being poured into producing

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Top 10 grossing film studios in the U.S. (1982-2014)

Around this time last year, I kicked off a series of movie analysis posts to wrap up the year. In keeping with tradition, I figured I’d do the same this year. This year, I’ll be looking at box office sales

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The ebb and flow of movies redux

Six years ago, the NY Times published one of my favorite interactive graphics entitled, “The ebb and flow of movies.” This brilliant graphic concisely visualized over two decades of box office sales with the now-popular streamgraph. The colors indicated how

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Movies aren’t actually much longer than they used to be

Every year, I hear the same complaint about movies on the big screen: Movies are getting so damn long! We’re almost to the point that moviegoers should start demanding an intermission for some of these behemoths of film. But then

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A look at sex, drugs, violence, and cursing in film over time through MPAA ratings

Reasons for PG or higher MPAA Rating

In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating system took effect in an effort to replace the then-aged Hays Code. The goal of the MPAA rating system is to provide a modern, standardized scale on which to

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Top 25 most murderous directors of all time

Top 25 Most Murderous Directors

Last weekend, I discovered a web site where a group of dedicated film fanatics have been systematically counting on-screen deaths in various films for several years. I immediately set out to scrape all of the data from their web site

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Top 25 most violence packed films of all time

25 most violence packed films

Over the weekend, I discovered a web site where a group of dedicated film fanatics have been systematically counting on-screen deaths in various films for several years. I immediately set out to scrape all of the data from their web

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Violence has been on the rise in the film industry

Rising Violence in Films

When I shared my earlier visualizations showing the deadliest films and actors of all time, several people commented that there appears to be a trend of increasing on-screen deaths over time. To follow up on that observation, I analyzed the

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Top 25 deadliest actors of all time by on-screen kills in movies

25 deadliest actors by on-screen death counts

Over the weekend, I discovered a web site where a group of dedicated film fanatics have been systematically counting on-screen kills for various actors for several years. I immediately set out to scrape all of the data from their web

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