Business: IMDbPro only

  • Please see the following specific categories of business information:
    • Admissions

      • The number of tickets that were actually sold at the box office in a specific country as of the specified date.
      • The figure is cumulative, i.e., it represents all tickets that have been sold up to and including that date.


      • This is how much the movie made at the box office.
      • You must choose the currency and the country:
        • "Non-USA" means that the amount is the sum of all box office receipts from outside the USA.
        • "Worldwide" means that the box office figures are the total of all revenues from all over the world, including the USA.
        • "USA" figures usually include Canada.
      • All box office figures without a date are final (i.e. that's the total b.o. gross at the time the film was pulled out of release). An optional date indicates when the box office figures were last updated and is generally used for films still in general release. All figures are not adjusted for inflation or variations in movie ticket prices and are rough estimates, not definitive data.
      • Gross figures are cumulative; compare to Weekend Gross.

      Opening Weekend

      • How much the movie took at the box office in its first weekend of release, followed by the country of release and optionally by the weekend date and number of theatres the movie opened in.
      • Opening weekend takes are often a reliable indicator of a film's future commercial performance.


      • Rentals are the money that goes back to the film distributor after its worldwide theatrical release and are therefore the best indicator of a movie's real commercial performance and strength.
      • However, these numbers are harder to come by for modern movies than box office receipts.
      • As with most income figures, the amount is cumulative to the specified date.

      Weekend Gross

      • How much a movie took at the box office over the period of a particular weekend, followed by the country of release and (optionally) by the weekend date (usually the Sunday) and number of screens the movie was shown in. Numerous weekends can be listed.
      • Please note, these figures are not cumulative.


      • This is the production cost of the movie.
      • It can be helpful if you include some evidence to support your submission, such as a link to an official website (for example,

      Copyright Holder

      • The name of the individual or company that owns the copyright of the work.
      • Not to be confused with the studio or distribution company, this information is usually found at the very end of the film's credits.
      • When listing a person who is in the database, use the [link=person number] format to create a hyperlink to their IMDb detail page. (This applies only to people, not companies, as we do not currently have a similar way to link companies.):

        e.g.: Thomas A. Edison

      Production Dates

      • Production sometimes includes a broader range of dates than filming; if so, use this field.
      • Filming dates have their own section.

      Shooting Dates

      • The dates for principal photography.
      • If either the start date or end date is known, but not the other, use the "unknown" check box.
      • Compare with the Production Dates field.
    (Please note that studios, which were once part of this area, are now included in the locations list.)
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