Most Profitable Hollywood Stories
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Welcome to the Hollywood Stories dataset
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lovingly compiled by Information Is Beautiful
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Herein, you'll find a list of every Hollywood film released over the last 7 years
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and data on their
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: budgetWikipedia, variety and other media sources
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: opening weekendsthe-numbers, boxofficemojo.com
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: various grosses (domestic, foreign, opening weekends)the-numbers, boxofficemojo.com
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: story type (of the 22 different types of story)hand-curated
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: genreimdb
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: average meta score of critical reviews Rotten Tomatoes
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: average audience socreRotten Tomatoes
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a mix of hand-compiled, scraped and hand-curated data perfect for visualization
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so you can do cool things like
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: scope the biggest grossing films of a year
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: but then see their true profitability (i.e. how much of their budget they recovered)
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: and how many cinema / theatres they opened at
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To edit the document and play with the figures, make a copy (File menu > make a copy) and then use the sorting feature for each column to shift the data
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enjoy!
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David McCandless
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thanks to all these dogged researchers who hand-tilled this data
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Miriam Quick, Marley Whiteside, Dan Hampson, Pearl Doughty-White, Matt Hanock, Alexia Wdoswki
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some notes about the data
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regarding storytype, obviously there's a subjective element to guessing the story-types. Some films have multiple plot-lines so one size does not always fit all.As ever, If you strongly disagree, please email to offer us a correction: informationisbeautiful@gmail.com
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last updated Feb 2014
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similarly figures from 2007-08 may be slightly inaccurate as those films may have accrued more gross in the intervening years We have checked where we've been able
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