- Box Office Mojo
Box Office Mojo
Box Office Mojo Home Page
URL boxofficemojo.com Commercial? Yes Type of site Film Registration Not compulsory Available language(s) English Owner Amazon.com Created by Brandon Gray Launched 1999 Current status Active
Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way. Brandon Gray started the site in 1999. In 2002, Gray partnered with Sean Saulsbury and they grew the site to nearly two million readers when, in July 2008, the company was purchased by Amazon.com through its subsidiary, the Internet Movie Database.
The forums are a popular place for box office "fanatics" and is home to several popular movie games and quizzes (e.g., [fantasyboxoffice.com Fantasy Box Office] (created in 2006) and Create A Year of Movies). Tracking is done very closely to the day by day, actual tabulation by the distributors, making it possible to see the general trend of a film's "earnings trajectory".
Box Office Mojo International
The international section covers the weekly box office of 50 territories and includes historical box office information from three more, as well as provides information for box office results for individual movies from up to 107 territories. The site also creates an overall weekend chart, combining all box office returns from around the world, excluding the United States and Canada. The overall weekend chart currently tracks the Top 40 films as well as approximately fifty additional films with no ranking.
Box Office Mojo International also reports the release schedule of upcoming movies for Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia and the CIS, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. The site additionally has yearly and all time features for its various territories. Box Office Mojo are currently (as of June 2009) reporting limited data from overseas and are "work(ing) on improvements".
Box Office Mojo has had active forums since 2002, with more than 16,500 registered users. The forums include some very popular movie discussions, games - such as 'Create a Year of Movies (CAYOM, begun nearly five years ago) and quizzes. On November 2, 2011 the forums were officially closed along with any user accounts.
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- ^ About Box Office Mojo
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