Why it’s fun To be a Box Office Nerd

12 Oct

As someone who loves movies I had started to develop a curiosity about how much a movie I like made. I’m sure some have that same curiosity at one point, but how do take that curiosity and turn it into nerd level of knowledge? It’s easy you’ll come to realize movie Box Office is a fun fixation.

The key is to start small all you have to do is have a favorite movie one you have an undying love for.  Then have some curiosity about how much money it made. Say you’re a girl and your favorite movie is “Twilight “, or you’re me and your favorite movie is “Saving Private Ryan“. As you can see the level of box office information available to you is large. Looking at the level of detail of the information it is likely at this point you’re most basic curiosity over how much your favorite movie made has been satisfied.

Or after seeing this information you want to learn more about how much movies made. then it would be good to start here.  You can navigate through the site for a while and satisfy all your curiosity or you could still be more curious.

A popular phrase in Movie ads is the #1 movie in America. That phrase means the movie that made the most money over the weekend.  Well how much did the current #1 movie in America make and what did some previous #1 movies in America make?

After navigating the large level of information available you might start to realize what makes box office fun. Movie box office is sort of a cross between a statistical study and a guessing game. It’s a statistical study because the behaviors of audiences are studied in depth on a weekend by weekend basis.  For example this weekend’s box office was statistically analyzed in depth by Box Office Prophets.

Movie box office is also a fun guessing game as well. If curiosity has begun to take on nerd qualities and you realize guessing box office is fun then you’ll be able to take past box office data and apply it to future movies.

The fun can start as early as a month in advance because in this age of internet movie tickets can be bought well in advance. Twilight has already started selling a record amount of tickets over a month in advance. Another big movie The Hobbit will start selling tickets well in advance also starting November 7th over a month before its release.

So as you can see in this age of internet and instant gratification it is very easy to become a nerd in an unexpected subject.  To think you were only just a little curious to start with.  


10 Responses to “Why it’s fun To be a Box Office Nerd”

  1. moose4188 October 15, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I enjoyed this post because it describes very closely how I also became a “boxoffice nerd”. I can definitely relate to the story line and I often go to some of the sites you mentioned.

  2. ktibby214 October 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Interesting post! I like how you walked your readers through your process. Just watch out for simple grammatical stuff, like commas and periods and such. Otherwise, nice job!

  3. cransom6979 October 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I really enjoyed this post and found the links to be informative. My only suggestion is that maybe you include some of your own thoughts on the subject matter in the future, or welcome reader feedback. Keep up the good work!

  4. blackjackofalltrades October 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I enjoyed this post – but I agree with some of the previous comments. I felt it was sort of hard to read because of the grammatical errors. Believe it or not, that can totally change a readers mind when clicking on it. If the sentences don’t flow or make sense because a comma or period is missing, they will click right out. Just be weary of that for next time! But good job!

  5. edauley16 October 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Nice job, there were lots of relevant links in this post. My only critique/suggestion would be that you should make the text within the links a little longer and more specific so the reader knows what he/she is getting into when clicking on it.

  6. wbelbin October 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    You had a really great hook that made me want to read the entirety of your post. But I agree that grammatical errors became a huge problem with the flow of the piece.

  7. jm32coop October 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    The links you provided gave the readers a starting block to find out information and details on the latest movies. Very useful.

  8. sincerelypaisley October 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    As other people have commented, I think this was a great story with a great hook. But, I would suggest maybe taking a second look at some of the grammatical errors and switching things up a little bit. Try reading the post out loud. That usually helps me if I’ve come up with a sentence that sounds a little iffy.

  9. chrislabella18 October 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    This was a good story and the links were very good.

  10. Mark October 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    It’s nice to see that, grammar issues aside, your peers found a lot to like in your post.

    I have a suggestion about grammar: write your posts in MS Word (included on your Mac) instead of in the WordPress dashboard – – and after doing a Spelling and Grammar check (under “Tools” in MS Word) – – then copy and paste your text into the WordPress editor. MS Word has more active Grammar filters, which may help lots.

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