Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro FAQ


What is Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro?

Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro is the leading online box office reporting and analysis service that tracks box office receipts both domestically and internationally. Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro is a resource for entertainment industry professionals, journalists, researchers, financiers, and movie fans worldwide. It provides comprehensive box office data for 60+ countries and territories. Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro includes daily, weekly, weekend, monthly, yearly, seasonal, and holiday domestic box-office grosses, as well as international box office grosses. Additionally, Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro includes a selection of all-time rankings and a release calendar for upcoming movies.

If you are looking for tips on using the new Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro, see our User Guide. We also have a glossary of terms that may be helpful.


What changes have been made to Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro?

We have updated the user interface to make the site faster to use and built a mobile-friendly version to make the site available on any device. We have also created a new, simpler navigation structure to make it easier to locate key data and charts.


Is the old site still available?

No, the old Box Office Mojo site has been replaced with the new, updated Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro site.


Where does Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro get its data?

Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro receives data from a variety of sources, including film studios, distributors, sales agents, and others from around the world.


What do "domestic" and "international" mean?

"Domestic" refers to gross box-office revenue from North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico), unless otherwise noted. "International" covers the rest of the world.


Why is my country not listed?

In some cases, box office data is organized by region rather than for each country. If you are not seeing a specific country listed, this means the data was reported for the combined box office region.

Region Countries Included
Domestic US & Canada
Belgium Belgium and Luxembourg
New Zealand New Zealand and Fiji
Portugal Portugal and Angola
United Kingdom United Kingdom, Ireland, and Malta
France France, Algeria, Monaco, Morocco, and Tunisia
Central America Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay
Central America+ Aruba, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Costa Rica, CuraƧao, and Dominican Republic
E/W Africa Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda
Lesser Antilles Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent
S/E/W Africa Southern, Eastern, and Western African
Baltic States Baltic States
Middle East Middle East
Middle East/UA Middle East including United Arab Emirates
Middle East Other Miscellaneous Middle Eastern


Where can I find the list of all-time worldwide highest grossing movies?

Click on "All Time" in the main navigation. Then use the dropdown to toggle from "Domestic" to "Worldwide". This will allow you see the overall all-time charts that are available with worldwide data, including the "Top Lifetime Grosses" chart. You can also access the chart directly here.

How are grosses adjusted for ticket price inflation?

The "Top Lifetime Adjusted Grosses" chart adjusts for ticket price inflation using estimated number of tickets sold. This is a helpful tool for converting box office earnings into a standard unit of measurement to better judge a movie's popularity and compare it to other movies released years or decades apart.

Above the chart is a dropdown. Its default selection is "2019 Ticket Price," which means that the chart displays grosses in terms of 2019 dollars. You may select a different year to display the chart in that year's dollars. Selecting "Actuals" will display actual box office receipts (i.e., unadjusted dollars).

The chart also displays the estimated number of tickets sold for each movie by taking its box office gross and dividing it by the average ticket price at the time it was released. To adjust it for inflation (or see what it might have made in the past), the estimated number of tickets sold is multiplied by the average ticket price of the selected year.

In some cases, Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro is able to obtain the actual number of tickets sold. That figure is then used to calculate adjustments (aside from its reported gross). Usually this is the case with older movies, especially those released in the 1930s and 1940s.

Some movies have been released several times over the decades. In these cases, each release is adjusted according to the year it earned its money. Similarly, December releases may earn money in two separate years. For example, a movie's gross from its December opening until December 31 will be adjusted according to the average ticket price that year, then the remaining gross in the following year will be adjusted according to that year's ticket price.

Movies released from the 1980s to mid-1990s may not have extensive weekend box office data and many movies released prior to 1980 may not have weekend data at all, so the detailed timeline of when each movie made its money may not be available. In such cases (and where actual number of tickets sold is not available), adjustments may be made based on total earnings and the average ticket price for the year it was released. Still, this should be a good general guideline to gauge a movie's popularity and compare it to other movies released in different years or decades.

Adjusting for ticket price inflation is not an exact science and should be used for a general idea of what a movie might have made if released in a different year, assuming it sold the same number of tickets.

Since these figures are based on average ticket prices they cannot take into effect other factors that may affect a movie's overall popularity and success. Such factors include but are not limited to: increases or decreases in the population, the total number of movies in the marketplace at a given time, economic conditions that may help or hurt the entertainment industry as a whole (e.g. wars or depressions), the relative price of a movie ticket to other commodities in a given year, competition with other related media such as the invention and advancements of television, home entertainment, streaming media, etc. Overall, this method best compares "apples to apples" when examining the history of box office earnings.

Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Est. Avg. Price $9.01 $9.11 $8.97 $8.65 $8.43 $8.17 $8.13 $7.96 $7.93 $7.89

Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Est. Avg. Price $7.50 $7.18 $6.88 $6.55 $6.41 $6.21 $6.03 $5.81 $5.66 $5.39

Year 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
Est. Avg. Price $5.08 $4.69 $4.59 $4.42 $4.35 $4.18 $4.14 $4.15 $4.21 $4.23

Year 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
Est. Avg. Price $3.97 $4.11 $3.91 $3.71 $3.55 $3.36 $3.15 $2.94 $2.78 $2.69

Year 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970
Est. Avg. Price $2.51 $2.34 $2.23 $2.13 $2.05 $1.87 $1.77 $1.70 $1.65 $1.55

Year 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1959
Est. Avg. Price $1.42 $1.31 $1.20 $1.09 $1.01 $0.93 $0.85 $0.70 $0.69 $0.51

Year 1956 1954 1953 1951 1949 1948 1945 1944 1943 1942
Est. Avg. Price $0.50 $0.45 $0.60 $0.53 $0.46 $0.40 $0.35 $0.32 $0.29 $0.27

Year 1941 1940 1939 1936 1935 1934 1929 1924 1910
Est. Avg. Price $0.25 $0.24 $0.23 $0.25 $0.24 $0.23 $0.35 $0.25 $0.07

Why don't you have box office results for all movies?

Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro receives data, both domestic and international, for the films that are available on the website. Some companies do not report box office revenue for films that they distribute or represent.


Can I download data from Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro?

We do not have an option to download data directly from the Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro website at this time. However, if you are interested in licensing data from Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro, you may reach out to imdb-licensing@imdb.com.


Do the data feeds still exist?

Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro offers a free utility for those who want to publish box office information on their website(s), allowing you to place just one line of Javascript into your page. Please note that the "Single Movie Box Office Total" feed is no longer available. However, we do provide a "Weekend Top 5" feed.

To use this feed, paste the following code into the HTML of your Web page where you want the Weekend Top 5 chart to appear:

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/data/js/wknd5.php"></script>

More advanced publishers can customize the format of the chart using CSS by using the following code:

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="https://www.boxofficemojo.com/data/js/wknd5.php?h=myclass1&amp;r=myclass2"></script>

You will need to replace "myclass1" and "myclass2" with your own class names. The first class defines the header row of the chart, while the second defines the rows containing the top five weekend box office results.

Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro provides the above services free of charge. We require that you send a written notification to mail@boxofficemojo.com and include the address(es) at which you will be using this feature. Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro reserves the right to revoke the use of service without cause at any time for any reason and you agree to these terms.


Does Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro still support RSS feeds?

Yes, but you will need to update the URL to https://www.boxofficemojo.com/data/rss/news/. Please note that the "Top Stories" and "Box Office Results" RSS feeds are no longer supported.

Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro provides RSS feeds free of charge. If you seek to publish links from our RSS feed on a website, Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro requires that you send written notification to mail@boxofficemojo.com and include the address(es) at which you will be using our feed. Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro reserves the right to revoke use of our feed without cause at any time for any reason and you agree to these terms.

All content on Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro is copyrighted, and may not be reproduced in any form or matter without our express written consent. For republication of an article or chart, please send a written request to mail@boxofficemojo.com.


Where can I find box office information for people and companies?

Box office information for people (i.e. actors, actresses, and filmmakers) and companies (i.e. distributors) is now available exclusively on IMDbPro.


Where can I find box office charts for franchises, brands, and genre keywords?

Box office charts for franchises, brands, and genre keywords are now available exclusively on IMDbPro.


Is there a Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro app for my mobile device?

Not at this time, but the new site is now optimized for mobile browsers and you can access it on any device. You can streamline the process by adding Box Office Mojo by IMDbPro as a bookmark in your home screen by following these instructions:

IOS Devices:

  • Launch the Safari browser on your iOS device and navigate to the page you want to bookmark. Tap on the share icon on the toolbar (rectangle with an arrow pointing upward). Tap on the "Add to Home Screen" button to create the bookmark. It will now appear on your home screen.

Android Devices:

  • Launch the Chrome browser on your Android device and navigate to the page you want to bookmark. Tap on the menu button on the browser (3 dots at the top right), and then "Add to Home Screen" to create the bookmark. It will now appear on your home screen.

How can press request interviews and data to support their coverage?

To request an interview with our box office editor or for additional information about Box Office Mojo, please visit https://www.imdb.com/pressroom or email press@imdb.com. Please note: the press email alias is exclusively for use by journalists on deadline. Inquiries about other topics will not receive a response.


Can press include data from Box Office Mojo in their stories?

Press are welcome to quote small subsets (less than 20 names/titles) of filmography or title-related data on non-commercial websites, on message board systems, in magazine articles, etc. We do insist, however, that you make reference to the source of the data via the phrase: "Information courtesy of Box Office Mojo." For offline references please also include the URL www.boxofficemojo.com to compensate for the lack of a live link to the site.



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