/Film reader Corsin sent me a link to this cool New York Times article where they have graphed out the ebb and flow of Box Office Receipts 1986 to 2007 after adjusted for inflation. I’ve taken a snapshot of the 2007 portion of the graph, which you can see above. Click to enlarge.
It’s cool to play around with, but I’m not sure what exactly there is to take away from it. The two interesting things I noticed are that films like Little Miss Sunshine and Juno get lost in the mix showing you how the long tail looks hidden between all the blockbusters. And Titanic, pictured below, shows you how a Blockbuster can have long legs, something that is forgotten by Hollywood now-a-days.