Re: [Videolib] box office numbers?

R. Hertzler (
Fri, 6 Feb 2004 08:55:15 -0800 (PST)


Have you tried Premiere or the Hollywood Reporter? I believe Billboard
also lists box office sales, though it might be just top-grossing films.

Hope this helps,

Randy Hertzler
UW Libraries Media Center
University of Washington, Seattle

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Madeline Copp wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> One of our professors is teaching a course on films of the 1970s. As
> part of the assignment, she's asking the students to find the popular
> reaction to the films by looking at the films' box office figures,
> gross, etc. She's not concerned about which numbers - could be week,
> total, domestic, etc., but I am having trouble helping the students find
> figures for some of the films. Unfortunately, we don't have past issues
> of Variety (I'm working on getting the microfilm) so this isn't going to
> help them.
> Thanks to Gary's website, I found and a few others so
> for some of the films (e.g., Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, etc.), it's
> not a problem. But for others (like The Wild Bunch, Two-Lane Blacktop,
> etc.) it's been tough.
> We do have the Proquest Historical Newspapers Online (for NY Times, LA
> Times, etc.), but these don't seem to index box office figures.
> Am I missing something obvious?
> Many thanks for any and all suggestions,
> Madeline
> Madeline A. Copp, Resource Services Librarian
> (English * Film & Media Studies * Writing Seminars * Humanities
> Center)
> Milton S. Eisenhower Library
> Johns Hopkins University
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