What do you get when you cross a Movie Fanatic with an Accounting Major? I’ll tell you what, a highly detailed statistical analysis of last year’s theatrical releases!
I’ve always been a stats junkie, and recently I’ve started discovering the plethora of ways that Microsoft Excel can indulge my cravings for those juicy bits of compounded data that give a general picture of what the films of 2012 look like by the numbers.
Over the next week, I will be rolling out a series of posts based on my Master Spreadsheet I have assembled in my free time over the past few weeks. I will attach a copy of the actual spreadsheet to each post, but seeing as I’m guessing most of you will be bored to tears by all of those rows and columns I’ll also give a brief summary for each section. Here are the segments that I will be posting.
- Rotten Tomatoes Scores
- IMDb Ratings
- Runtime (Length)
- Domestic Box Office
- Net Profit (Loss) & % Return On Investment
- Stats by Genres
- Stats by Studio
I’ve pulled stats from all 137 films given wide theatrical releases in 2012 (wide defined as being shown in at least 600 theaters at some point in its theatrical run), and between IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and my personal go-to Box Office News headquarters Box Office Mojo I managed to fill in every blank to give you as complete of a picture as possible.
I’ll be starting with Rotten Tomatoes Scores and IMDb Ratings later tonight, so keep an eye out for that. I hope at least some of you out there might find something interesting here, so I’ll do my best to highlight the most interesting tidbits.
Above is a link to download the full spreadsheet itself, so feel free to take a look if you’re curious and let me know if everything works okay (I’ve never uploaded a Spreadsheet to here before after all).