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Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo Home Page
URL http://www.boxofficemojo.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Film
Registration No
Available language(s): English
Owner Box Office Mojo, LLC
Created by
Launched August 7, 1998
Current status active

Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. Brandon Gray started the site in August 1998 and claims to now receive over one million monthly visitors. The forums are a popular place for box office "fanatics" and is home to several popular games (Fantasy Box Office and Create A Year of Movies). Tracking is done very close to the day by day, actual tabulation by the distributors. It is possible to see the general trend of a film's "earnings trajectory". Many stories in the general press are centered on the box office data tabulated on the site. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: In popular usage, it is a widespread synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) — many popular and technical texts will use the term URL when referring to URI; Strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Scott Holleran

Scott Holleran writes the majority of movie reviews on Box Office Mojo. Some of his recent reviews, such as his review of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, angered the site's visitors and other fans of the movie. [1][2] He is an Objectivist, writing articles about Ayn Rand on the site. He has been criticized for basing his reviews on classic objectivist values and prejudices rather than on the merits or problems of individual films. About 90 percent of his movie reviews have a negative slant. Recently he blamed the gun massacre at Virginia Tech University on the so-called Nihilism of casually violent films such as Hot Fuzz and The Departed. Although the perpetrator clearly suffered from extermely rare and severe mental problems unrelated to film, Holleran chose to ignore the particulars of his case and blame his outburst on a nihilistic philosophical stance he feels is embodied in contemporary popular culture. Holleran's reviews frequently contain questionable grammar and syntax such as in these excerpts from his review of the 2007 comedy Knocked Up: "Seen in the best circumstances at Graumans Chinese Theater, the raunchy Knocked Up is another one of those lowly movies that string situations and jokes together. There is practically no realism. With a daft point that life is a series of accidents, it knocks its only asset, actress Katherine Heigl, who makes the most of a two-dimensional role that's a fantasy", "But the prospect of an attractive, ambitious youth cut down early in life by being saddled with an unwanted baby and its boorish father is as rooted in reality as the notion that two grown, gorgeous women would load up on fifty brands of home pregnancy tests rather than book an appointment with a doctor." Objectivism is a philosophy[1] developed by Ayn Rand that encompasses positions on metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. ... Ayn Rand (IPA: , February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982), born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Russian: ), was a Russian-born American novelist and philosopher,[1] best known for developing Objectivism and for writing the novels We the Living, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and the novella Anthem. ... Nihilism (from the Latin nihil, nothing) is a philosophical position which argues that the world, especially past and current human existence, is without objective meaning, purpose, comprehensible truth, or essential value. ... Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British police action/comedy film written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, who were previously in the motion picture Shaun of the Dead and the television series Spaced. ... The Departed is an Academy Award-winning 2006 film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. ... -1...

Two Box Office sites developed from members/former members of Box Office Mojo, Box Office Fanatic and World of KJ. However, both of these sites often use the numbers provided by Box Office Mojo for their discussions and analysis.

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 providing 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 about fifty additional films with no ranking. The site is run by Conor Bresnan and has been since 1999, but was originated by Box Office Mojo creator Brandon Gray when he tracked the Top 10 results from roughly ten territories. Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ...

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 also has yearly and all time features for its various territories.


Apart from detailing how much money a film has made at the cinema, Box Office Mojo also provides rental grosses every weekend. Statistics are only given from Friday to Sunday.

External links

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