Why did IMDB remove the Box Office & Business features?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Vahan, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Vahan

    Vahan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It was a good way of finding out how much money a film made, as well as finding out the filming dates. What gives?
     
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  2. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    There's another website that gives that info but you need to give them some money for the privilege. Forget the name but it shouldn't be too hard to find. Maybe that website and iMDB have some business dealings and an exclusivity deal was worked out?
     
  3. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    You gotta pay $150 a year for IMDB Pro to see those numbers. I do it, but I'm a) crazy and b) obsessive.
     
  4. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    Another thing gone.
     
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  5. ggergm

    ggergm sexagenarian

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    And it's your industry.
     
  6. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    Eh, I'm just a technician. But I do use IMDB Pro almost every single day, usually to look up some fleabag producer and see if they are who they say they are. At least all my credits are real.
     
  7. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    Not as big a deal as the removal of forums, but this was a useful feature. Another reason to visit IMDB gone.
     
  8. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    Why are they doing this now all of a sudden?
     
  9. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    I'm guessing $$$.
     
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  10. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    Amazon should sell it since the have no interest in it anymore..
    I can look up any actress age on web.. so vain..
     
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  11. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    I bet that’s the reason why they got rid of the message boards.
     
  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Message boards.:cry:
     
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  13. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    Right decision. They were just poison.
     
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    To you.
    Others found them ( the interesting ones ) informative,
     
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  15. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

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    Boxofficemojo.com is a FREE site that lists at least some of that info - great resource.
     
  16. Ethan B

    Ethan B Forum Resident

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    That is so ignorant. A wealth of information was lost.
     
  17. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    Literally every thread I clicked on soon descended into juvenile name calling and ignorant ill-informed opinion. It was a complete waste of time. A message board only works (sadly) in this modern age if it is correctly moderated. Otherwise you get what IMDB's became. That wealth of information I expect can be found elsewhere or if you have specific needs then join a properly moderated film forum and ask the questions there.

    YMMV of course.
     
  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Not a case of " asking questions " more a case of finding lots of interesting information. Of course I would imagine Fast & Furious message board having unsavoury posts ( not that I frequented it myself ).
     
  19. Rocker

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    Anyone know how to switch IMDb back to its "old" layout? A few years ago they introduced a new layout, but allowed you to continue using the older version if you wanted, which is what I've been doing because I didn't care for the new design. However, sometime within the past few weeks, it seems they've changed the layout yet again, except this time there doesn't appear to be any way to go back to the old version. There are 2 choices on the page layout options screen, but neither one is the "old" version that I prefer... the 2 choices just seem to be variations of the "new" layout. Can anyone help? I really hate the site's new design and want my old IMDB back!
     
  20. JozefK

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  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The information was there, you didn't have to seek it out. Agree!!!
     
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  22. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

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    Anyone?
     
  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Yeah I get confused with that.
    There's mobile and desktop( have to sign in again for desktop, hassle).
    But I seem to remember the original desktop being better.
     
  24. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Agree! I miss the info on IMDB just because it was "one-stop shopping" when I was already there, but I think BOM is more accurate - saw some screwy box office #s on IMDB at times...
     
  25. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

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    *bump*
     

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