- Marilyn from our class found a site called Stats-A-Mania that has yearly top box-office lists back to 1960. It's not clear how complete these are or what they are based on.
- Check the year index on Internet Movie Database. You can then get a list of films released in a certain year that you can order in various ways, though not by box office receipts, and click the "Box Office/Business" link to confirm how much money the film it brought in. Most of the time.
- Check the World Almanac and Book of Facts. The MU library has it back to 1923, and if you the check 1-2 years after your target year, you may be able to pick up some information. I plan on trying this myself soon, but it is always nice not to have do everything.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Film Information Sources
I think most everyone in History 4004 has been able to find information on the top-grossing films for the year of their "Zeitgeist paper" even if the Variety-on-microfilm did not work out quite as we planned. (Isaac and I still plan to complete the 1960s). But here are some other resources: