Claudio Baccigalupo

Compare movie incomes

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coded in python in 2009 (beta)

Box Office Mojo offers valuable data about the box office results of thousands of movies. Every title has a dedicated page which lists the movie gross, week after week (for example, Strange Days).

I have programmed a simple python cgi code that, given two movie titles, plots their weekly grosses on the same graph, allowing for an immediate comparison. For instance, one can easily spot out movies that had a good word-of-mouth effect and, as such, showed a good box office behaviour week after week.

To test the script, submit the following form. For each movie, indicate its boxofficemojo ID, which usually corresponds to the original title without blank spaces. Also specify whether you want to compare the gross week by week or the cumulative gross.