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1930s box office

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:56 am
by drednm
A series of e-books on Amazon uses this methodology to chart box office results when national results were not tabulated. Interesting. I bought the 1930s and 1920s compendia. The latter starts in 1922.

"The weekly box office charts that published in this book are based on an exclusive VARIETY key cities' box office sample, covering 20 to 22 metropolitan areas for the years 1922-29. The sample ordinarily amounts to 20% to 25% of a film's total box office (or 40% to 70% for specialized films such as subtitled foreign films that play mainly in key cities.)"

Fragias, Leonidas. US Weekly Top 10 Grossing Film Charts of the 1920s (Page 3). . Kindle Edition.

Re: 1930s box office

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:27 pm
by linquist
Sounds interesting as I started going through the weekly numbers myself. I couldn't get a page view to see how its laid out. Does he give the number per week or just the names? Also, as I don't have a Kindle, can this be viewed on a computer?

Re: 1930s box office

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:26 am
by drednm
linquist wrote:Sounds interesting as I started going through the weekly numbers myself. I couldn't get a page view to see how its laid out. Does he give the number per week or just the names? Also, as I don't have a Kindle, can this be viewed on a computer?
Each weekly top ten is like this with gross, accumulated gross, and number of weeks in general release. I bought the 1920s and 1930s and view on my PC. You just need to download an app, which took 2 seconds.

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Re: 1930s box office

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:38 am
by linquist
Thanks.