|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2013)|
Box Office Mojo Home Page
|Type of site||Film|
|Created by||Brandon Gray|
|Alexa rank||3,283 (April 2013[update])|
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 were a popular place for box office "fanatics" and the site at one time was home to several popular movie games and quizzes/tests (e.g., Fantasy Box Office (created in 2006) and Create A Year of Movies), until these were summarily canceled for financial reasons. Tracking is still done very closely to the day by day, actual tabulation of distributors, making it possible to see the general trend of a film's "earnings trajectory".
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, Pakistan, 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 had active forums since 2002, with more than 16,500 registered users. On November 2, 2011 the forums were officially closed along with any user accounts, with any user going to the Forums section being invited to join IMDB's message boards, even though not all the same features were available there.
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