Automatic Population of News and Box Office Sections for IMDB titles?

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Dear IMDB team,

i just came across a question regarding news, as I discovered that one of the titles that I am involved in is not displaying any news in the news section (or gets updated Box Office figures from Box Office Mojo).

So here a specific case:

Here is an article from THR published yesterday (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news...) The article shows up in the news section of Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro, etc, but it doesn't show up in the news section of "I Love Wolffy 2" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2897368), even though it is mentioned in the article. Now my question is, why is that? Is there a need to manually connect the title on IMDB to THR or to news in general?

Similar thing for box office figures. I assumed that box office numbers from associated services like Box Office Mojo would automatically be populated to IMDb? Or do they need to be updated seperately? Here is the page of I Love Wolffy 2 on BOM (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/i...)

I would appreciate any advice you might be able to share.

Thanks and best regards!

Jerry
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The problem is your film isn't mentioned in the snippet, which means it won't be linked into your related news:

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56046010/

However, you are mentioned in this snippet (also on the pages you mentioned), but a number of films aren't linked in there:

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni56048777/

Just below the text is a "report a problem" link so use that to flag up the problem - it'd be the decent thing to point out it is missing links to a handful of other films too, so this can be sorted out in one edit. I have just reported the lack of a link in the first article (to Tiny Times).
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I got a message back and that was all fixed very quickly, so I have submitted a request to change the second article, which should link in I Love Wolffy 2, as well as other films mentioned there.

I'll update when I get the message back.
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BoxOfficeMojo data is not automatically listed on IMDb.com -- if there is boxoffice information that is appearing on BOM but not on IMDb.com's page for the film, I recommend updating the info yourself via the 'Edit Page' link at the bottom of this page:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2897368/b...
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And, thanks to Molly on the Helpdesk again, all the films that have IMDB entries (2 don't), are now linked into the news snippet and showing in related news:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2897368/news