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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Box Office Geeks Get Mojo Back



I don't need to know where you were, Box Office Mojo. I just want to know that you're OK, and that you want to see this thing between us work out.

After going dark for more than 24 hours from Friday afternoon to late Saturday, box-office bible BoxOfficeMojo.com returned, to a collective sigh of relief from film-financials fanatics everywhere. If you don't get what the big whoop is you're not likely to, but if you're, say, a baseball fan, imagine the game broadcast being blacked out right in the middle of the playoffs. For some lonely, sports-averse dorks out there, this is their sport (we don't mean us).

It's unclear what went down, but the sudden, unannounced BoxOfficeMojo.com redirect to parent company IMDB.com on Friday with no explanation had scores of social-media users and entertainment-news outlets alike scrambling for answers. Judging by BOM editor Ray Subers' cagey tweets, no answers will be forthcoming anytime soon, but the succession of tweets once Subers broke his silence went like this:



For me, personally, the box-office blackout came at the exact moment I needed to find out what the most successful zombie films of all time had been, in descending order, and what their total earnings would equal when adjusted for inflation in 2014. Having just finished watching the entire six-film George A. Romero "Night of the Living Dead" franchise, followed by two related documentaries, a pair of "World War Z" viewings plus "Shaun of the Dead," you can appreciate the fact that I needed this information, and I needed it right then. And you just can't get that sort of esoteric info anywhere else.

Much like the walking dead in those films, Box Office Mojo has risen from the grave shortly after its demise, and I for one couldn't be happier to let it feed on my brain, just as it has for the better part of the past decade and half. Welcome back BOM. Hope you're here to stay.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Box Office Mojo No Mo'


Variety is reporting that the box-office bible, BoxOfficeMojo.com, has been absorbed into IMDB.com.

Well. F**k.

#RIPBOM

Monday, August 11, 2014

'Shark Week 2014': Live Tweets



Don't take it personally, Discovery Channel. I kid because I Carcharodon carcharias.

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Day 2