Box office charts are a great way to track the popularity of feature films. While they aren’t always an accurate reflection of the best films of the year, they do provide a helpful snapshot of the genre and era in which a movie was released. There are various chart types available, ranging from weekend records dating back to 1913, to decade records, to even individual year results.
According to Comscore data, the number of films launched in theaters in the U.S. last summer was down 47.6% from summer 2019. This shows that there is a downward trend among movie releases. Hollywood is on track to release 76 films in August of this year, a 32% decline from August of last year, and only 46 films in August 2022. Using this data, one can determine which films will be the highest grossing films of the next three years.
The biggest opening weekend in North America is still held by Avengers: Endgame. The film made a total of $357 million on its opening weekend. In comparison, the second biggest opening weekend in North America was Spider-Man: No Way Home, with nearly 260 million. However, these two films aren’t exactly the same; the first two films were created by different companies and produced by different studios.
The box office has been a tough year for movies. A lack of original movies and a glut of high-profile sequels has affected the industry. Most franchises will eventually wind down, slow down, and wear out, so it is crucial to release new titles, especially if they are based on a hit. In addition to the usual top titles, smaller films have done well.
The release of a new film may increase attendance, but that doesn’t mean that the box office charts will be more profitable than they have been in the past. As a result, this holiday is often the best time for a movie to become popular. And if it can pull in such a large number of people, it can make a huge impact on the box office.
While “The Woman King” received strong reviews, there are few other high-profile releases that have the potential to top the charts. “Don’t Worry Darling” is another popular movie aimed at female audiences. In its first weekend, it earned $19.2 million. Despite this lack of competition, however, it was able to tower over the box office charts, largely because there weren’t many other movies aimed at women.
Despite the craziness of box office charts, the ratings on movie reviews are far from perfect. While the current movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are bubbly, it is not uncommon to see films with a splat of green in the middle. The range of scores on Rotten Tomatoes is 60-59. This score range is unfair and misleading. In addition, some pre-2011 movies are still sporting green splat scores that are very biased. For example, a wide release in 2004 earned 73.4% green, while a film released in 2021 was 46.4%.