Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross
Foreign Gross
Opening Weekend Revenue
Opening Weekend Theaters
Opening Weekend per Cinema
Audience Rating
Critic Rating
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross
Foreign Gross
Audience Rating
Critic Rating

What am I looking at?

Hover over the '?' at the top right for quick start.

This plot shows financial and rating data about recent films. Some findings from using this data:
  • Paranormal Activity made so much money from such a small budget that is blows all of the scales for profitability.
  • Tangled cost a lot, but didn't bring in nearly as much as other big budget movies.
  • The critics liked Drag me to Hell a lot more than the audiences - how could anyone not like that movie?
  • Superhero, vampire, and Harry Potter movies all have big opening weekend, but no film raked in anywhere near as much as Avatar.

About the Data

The data includes films from 2008-2011. The data set is from the in the Information is Beautiful 'Hollywood Budgets' Challenge. The data was pruned to remove some films with missing data.
  • Profitability : Percent of budget recovered
  • Budget : Cost, in millions US Dollars
  • Worldwide Gross : Total revenue, in millions US Dollars
  • Domestic Gross : US revenue, in millions US Dollars
  • Foreign Gross : non-US revenue, in millions US Dollars
  • Opening Weekend Theaters : Number of US Theaters
  • Opening Weekend Revenue : Revenue, in millions US Dollars
  • Opening Weekend per Cinema : Average per cinema on opening weekend, in US Dollars
  • Audience Rating : Average audience score from Rotten Tomatoes, score: 1-100
  • Critic Rating : Average meta score of critical reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, score: 1-100
  • Studio : Name of the lead studio
  • Story : Name of the story type
  • Genre : Name of the genre from IMDB
  • Oscar : Names of Academy Award categories

Technologies Used

This project included the following libraries and technologies:
  • d3.js : for manipulating data and svg.
  • jQuery : for document traversal, event handling and more.
  • Bootstrap : for typography, layout, navigation and more
  • HTML5Boilerplate : for html5
  • This script for initially merging H5BP and Bootstrap.

About the Author

During the day John Goodall is a Research Scientist at ORNL who uses visual analytics to solve various problems.
On twitter, where he posts about infovis, d3, node.js and various other topics: @johnrgoodall

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