Updates to Box Office on IMDb Title Pages & IMDbPro

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We are pleased to announce the release of expanded boxoffice performance available on IMDb title pages including:

  • USA gross
  • Worldwide gross
  • USA opening weekend gross
  • Country where the Movie opened (if the first opening was not USA)
  • Opening weekend theater Information (Limited or Wide)
  • Budget
Additional box office performance of a title including copyright holder and theatrical rentals is now available to IMDbPro members.

With this change, we will deprecate the title box office page from IMDb, with the goal of focusing on other features that we have heard our customers are more interested in when using IMDb. This change is one of the projects under the umbrella of software upgrades IMDb’s CEO &Founder, Col Needham, wrote about here: https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0

IMDb is passionately committed to providing innovative ways for our users to engage with our content and we appreciate your continued support of IMDb.
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This might be the first annoucement that looks promising at last... ;o)

Anyway, I wanted to give it a try, so I tested one of the major recent French releases "Au revoir là haut", but http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5258850/business just reload the main page.
And same thing for "Gravity" (2013) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/business

Anything wrong?

V.
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Ah, I got it: the links, obtained from the */combined pages, are deprecated.
From a "standard" page display, the Business section is now at the minimum minimorum, and the rest seems to have been moved to IMDbPro.

Disappointment, disappoitment again. Daud Lighman, I am afraid we do not share passion the same way...
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If business section now is only for premium users (IMDbPro), I want money for every info that I added or corrected in a movie or TV Series in the business section.
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"with the goal of focusing on other features that we have heard our customers are more interested in when using IMDb" Really you think that IMDb users aren't interested in things like the budget, the box office or the filming dates of a movie? Maybe you live in another planet, or think that IMDb users are children of six years old.
I'm go to bed. Lot of kisses.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I see the filming dates of a movie, now that the "Box Office / Business" ....

I notice that the "Box Office/Business" link is now gone from IMDb pages of films. I'm wondering how I can view the filming dates of a given film, now that this is the case. That information used to be listed under the box office totals, which could be accessed through that link. Thank you very much!
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Sorry this should have been covered above; the information on filming dates will return in an update to one of the other title sub-pages.  The timing should be early in 2018. 
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Filming dates are back and the locations sub-page has been re-titled to "Filming & Production" and now includes the data information.  For example, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/locations
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Very disappointed that the "Box Office/Business" section is gone from regular IMDb pages. I used to contribute a lot of information there, especially for classic films, from the AFI Catalog entry on the film - such as production dates and full copyright information - and budget and box office results from contemporary sources that are often missing for these older films. I guess you don't value that kind of input anymore.
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I see the box office section on many title pages, but not yet on others, such as Paddington 2 or Murder on the Orient Express.
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We have located the display bug behind this and it should be fixed within the next day or so.  Thanks for the problem report. 
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I still don't understand what's going on with the box office/business thing. Has it entirely been moved to IMDbPro (in which case: booooh!), or will it return? The original post seems to say that the info should be on a movie's title page, but I certainly can't find it.
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Yes, it is there on title pages, below the Details section, see my screen grab below. There are also versions of it in mobile view and apps.
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??? I'm not seeing it. (I'm on a PC, not a phone.) The "Details" section on a title page is at the top of the right-side menu, with the following sections beneath:

Details
I can't find any Box Office info.
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Okay, I see it now - after disabling the reference view. But damn, I want to use the reference view! Can't you put that info on there as well?????
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Box office/business links not working.

The box office/business links in the reference view seems to have stopped working the last couple of days; clicking it simply takes me to the main movie page (/combined in my case) instead. I've tried for several movies and in different browsers, with the same happening every time. I hope these pages haven't been permanently and/or intentionally removed, as information about filming dates, budget and box office for movies has always been interesting to read.
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When I logged out I could find the information you mention in the horrible mess that is the default view (but only using the browser search function to even find the right place on the page), but the information is nowhere to be found in the reference view, which still has a lot of fans. The information needs to be available for us too.

IMO shooting dates isn't something that should be limited to IMDb Pro users, though.
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O, he sent me an e-mail message. I'm not the only one to receive it either, but the only other subscriber known by me to have received it is ACT_1, as revealed in a GS topic that was recently posted and recently erased.
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O, he sent me an e-mail message.
I'm not the only one to receive it either,
but the only other subscriber known by me to have received it is ACT_1,
as revealed in a GS topic that was recently posted and recently erased.
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Sent: Friday, December 01, 2017

Hi ACT_1,
Yes, please don’t post on GetSatisfaction regarding Reference View. 
From: Bachhuber, Nic



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Wow. What the hell is going on? Anyway, please visit the Help Desk, if you're interested in providing feedback about the upcoming Combined View.
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This gives a clue about what will happen to reference view:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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@Peter

Thanks for that link. It will be interesting to see how the reference view is going to be implemented in the new system. Hopefully all our current concerns will be addressed when everything is in place for the new system. :)
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Thank you all for your feedback.  We’re alwayslistening to our users and will continue to take this feedback into considerationas we evolve our site.
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I really don't understand this. Can someone please explain this? I don't see why this gets removed and doesn't come back.
I understood the message boards being removed, although I still miss 'em and feel they worked better than GetSat (where you can't even reply to every post and still can't login with your IMDb user name and password!).
I can understand removing the character pages and literature section in order to bring them back with newer software and more options. (I sure hope I'm not being very naive here)
I am very unhappy with the removal of all the options in one's Vote History, but at least, most of it is still accessible via the Advanced Search.
I have to say that I *am* happy to see that former wikid areas FAQ's, Parental Guides and Plot Synopses will become (or already are) checked by staffers.
But I really don't see why the box office information is deleted and doesn't seem to be coming back. Why remove valid information from a DATAbase? You should want more data concerning films, not less.
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Hi, I would like to get a clarification from the staff. Has box office gross information been removed from the free IMDb site altogether, and is now only available on IMDbPro? I can't find where, if anywhere, the box office data is now kept on the free site. (On the Pro site, I do see it.)

The reason I ask is that the original post says:
We are pleased to announce the release of expanded boxoffice performance available on IMDb title pages including:
  • USA gross
  • Worldwide gross
  • USA opening weekend gross
  • Country where the Movie opened (if the first opening was not USA)
  • Opening weekend theater Information (Limited or Wide)
  • Budget
Additional box office performance of a title includingshooting dates, copyright holder and theatrical rentals is now available toIMDbPro members.
To me, that implied that users of the free site can view the USA gross, worldwide gross, etc., but only Pro users can see the shooting dates, copyright holder, and theatrical rentals. But it doesn't appear to be working that way for users of the free site, unless I am missing something.
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As you can see above, the budget field is already there (along with selected opening weekend and total grosses).
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Marco, you might be interested to know that the information can still be viewed in the submission interface. Take Titanic (1997), for example: https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=tt0120338:business_bt.correct/business_ow.correct/business_gr.correct/business_wg.correct/business_ad.correct/business_rt.correct/business_pd.correct/business_sd.correct/business_cp.correct. The ability to do this may be eliminated some time around the New Year's day, since the IMDb staff will most likely want to count up the contributions to the literature listings. It'd be an ungrateful shame if they simply threw away the stats upon migrating the data to the fee-based site.
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Thanks for the responses Peter and Jeorj.
As I've said, in the long run, I feel customers of the regular IMDb shouldn't have to go to IMDbPro or Box Office Mojo for information that was previously available on the regular IMDb, that's all.
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Filming dates are back and the locations sub-page has been re-titled to "Filming & Production" and now includes the data information.  For example, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/locations
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Thanks for the update Col. Happy to see that filming dates are back on regular IMDb.

Edit: But I don't see it in reference view. Is that a bug?
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I also do not see the box office information when logged in in referrence/combined view,and pressing the box office link does nothing,but take you back to the title page.
I do see the information when logged out in the horrible default view
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Since it hasn't come up on this thread and I don't understand anything about this, can somebody tell me whether or not admission numbers of films are still available to the public? If not, can somebody tell me whether or not this will change in the (near) future?
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Not sure if it's something that can happen quicker, but it would be nice to at least have access to the same information available that shows up when not logged in.  I don't get any of the following when logged in, but if I log out, it is available:

Details:
Box Office
Budget:$200,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $146,510,104, 7 May 2017, Wide Release
Gross USA: $389,813,101
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$863,565,527

I have to log out to get certain things like this, or ask Google or Alexa for it. Thanks!
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This is a temporary issue with title reference view, please see https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/changes-to-title-reference-view
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Sorry about missing this until now.  It is not on the site currently.  Eventually it will need to go into the same single box office system which will power Box Office Mojo, so long term, yes, it should be available again.
It's been five months since IMDb has removed data - added by contributors over a period of more than 25 years - from the database. Any news on when it will be back on regular IMDb?
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Since it hasn't come up on this thread and I don't understand anything about this, can somebody tell me whether or not admission numbers of films are still available to the public? If not, can somebody tell me whether or not this will change in the (near) future?
It has been six months since I got a reply regarding a certain type of data being (temporarily) removed from the database, so I guess an update wouldn't hurt.
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Agreed.  Now that it's missing, I generally check out IMDB for a bit, and hit Wikipedia for the missing stuff I used to read.  I guess eventually I might as well just start with Wiki.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled box office/business link just goes back to Combined page.

Box office/business link just goes back to Combined page.   I am using Chrome while logged in with a IMDB account.  Example:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901476/business
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled production time.

I can't find informations about the time a picture was shot anymore. Previously, that was listed in the Box office field which seems not to exist any longer. Would appreciate if someone could help me with that.
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Col said earlier in this thread: "the information on filming dates will return in an update to one of the other title sub-pages" in the new year.
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Filming dates are back and the locations sub-page has been re-titled to "Filming & Production" and now includes the data information.  For example, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/locations
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Hi, what happened with box office data in the movie's info?.

Hi, what happened with box office data in the movie's info?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Filming dates.

One more thing I hate that IMDB has done:

In the past, you were able to see when the first filming date of a movie was. Now when you want to do that you have to go to IMDBPro.

Here is an example of what I am talking about:

Say you want to see when 1988's Child's Play began filming, you would go to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094862/business

If you clicked on the link, you will notice that it will put you at the main title page instead.

P.S. I do think that writing reviews to spite those you disagree with should get people banned from IMDB.

I could go on, but as of now this is the final nail in the coffin for IMDB.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Updates to User Reviews.
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Please see above -- the filming dates will be returning to a new sub-page as part of the follow-up work to https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/upcoming-changes-to-several-imdb-features-du6man1opd5q0  (and for reference, filming dates are not on IMDbPro at all).
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Filming dates are back and the locations sub-page has been re-titled to "Filming & Production" and now includes the data information.  For example, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/locations