Impact of Best Picture Oscar nomination on profit

Mar 1, 2016

I think the general assumption is that getting an Oscar nomination for Best Picture has a direct effect on profits. Krisztina Szucs put together a straightforward interactive that shows this isn’t typically the case.

Each bar represents a percentage of profit for a film. Roll over a bar, and you see three highlighted ones. The first represents the percentage of profit before a nomination, the second represents percentage of profit after a nomination but before the winner announcement, and the third bar represents percentage of profit after the ceremony.

So what you’re looking for is height before the red bar and after it. For impact level, you expect the third bar to be higher or at least the same as the first, but as you can see, most movies make the bulk of their profit in the beginning regardless.

Favorites

One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep …

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016

Here are my favorites for the year.