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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Daud Lightman, Employee

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Posted 6 months ago

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Javier Martell

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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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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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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.
Jeorj Euler

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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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Jeorj Euler

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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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cartman_1337

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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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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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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