Box Office Mojo
Type of site
|Film, box office revenue|
|Created by||Brandon Gray|
From 2002 to 2011, Box Office Mojo maintained popular forums on its website.
Brandon Gray began the site in 1999. In 2002, Gray partnered with Sean Saulsbury and grew the site to nearly two million readers. In July 2008, the company was purchased by Amazon.com through its subsidiary, IMDb.
From 2002 to 2011, Box Office Mojo had forums. The forums had more than 16,500 registered users. On November 2, 2011, the forums were officially closed along with any user accounts, and users were invited to join IMDb's message boards. The IMDb forums were subsequently closed on February 20, 2017.
On October 23, 2019, Box Office Mojo unveiled a dramatic redesign resembling IMDb, and was rebranded as "Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro". The redesign was heavily criticized for being difficult to navigate and moving much of its content behind a paywall. Several features previously provided for free, such as box office data for franchises, genres, actors, filmmakers, distributors, budgets, and inflation-adjusted figures were moved to IMDbPro, the subscription service of IMDb.
Box Office Mojo International
The international section covers the weekly box office of 50 countries and includes historical box office information from three more, as well as provides information for box office results for individual films from up to 107. The site also creates an overall weekend chart, combining all box office returns from around the world, excluding the United States and Canada. The overall weekend chart tracks the Top 40 films as well as approximately fifty additional films with no ranking.
Box Office Mojo International also reports the release schedule of upcoming films for Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Norway, Russia and the CIS, South Korea, China, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and India. The site additionally has yearly and all time features for its various territories.
However, Box Office Mojo does not include all the international films, especially some with high international box office, in the Mojo Yearly and All Time Worldwide Box Office Charts.
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