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I've finally finished working on a couple of big projects lately. One of them has to do with the movies, specifically the domestic box office since 1975, the year the "Blockbuster Era" of film is generally agreed to have begun. Much like my posts here regarding video game sales analysis, there's a few charts scattered throughout the article (about a dozen). While some of my commentary might involve things that are known to people who follow movies and the state of the box office, as far as I'm aware I'm the first to contextualize the data in chart form in this particular way. I use adjusted figures only to make sure it's as close to an apples-to-apples comparison when looking at how things have changed over the past 45 years.

So, let me know what you all think. I appreciate any constructive criticism regarding readability, flow, etc., and if I overlooked any factual matters, let me know. It's a decently long read at about 10,000 words long, so it may take a while to read through it. I initially planned on publishing this well before now, but decided to hold off on it to get the full data set for the 2010s.

Oh, and I really need to update that header image on my blog. I've never really liked it, but I'm just not all that creative when it comes to art and whatnot. I just kind of threw it together to have something there.


In accordance to the VGC forum rules, §8.5, I hereby exercise my right to demand to be left alone regarding the subject of the effects of the pandemic on video game sales (i.e., "COVID bump").