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- Boxoffice Magazine
A trade magazine for film-industry professionals, this magazine offers box office numbers and other information about the business side of production and exhibition.
- Chronicling America
Search and read newspaper pages from 1900 to 1910 and find information about American newspapers published from 1690 to the present. Part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
- Irish Film and Television Network
This website covers all aspects of the film industry in Ireland. Contains data on the economics of film production in Ireland, the global distribution of Irish cinema, and the trends of the Irish box office.
- Korean Film Council
The Korean Film Council is a "government-supported, self-administered body with its primary goal in stimulating the growth and development of Korean films through funding, research, policy development, education and professional training." Users can find information on Korean production and box office statistics, download publications on the history of Korean cinema, and search the Korean Film Database.
- Lexis-Nexis Academic
Search the full text of selected newspapers, wire services, and business sources for historical film reviews, business information, or other primary sources.
- LUMIERE (Box Office Statistics for Europe)
A list summarizing the total box office intake (in Euros) for any film shown in Europe. This includes both new releases and re-releases. Each film lists both total EU profits and profits by individual country.
- MPAA Market Statistics
This site lists MPAA ratings for all rated films, and also publishes useful year-by-year box office reports analyzing "office trends, admissions trends, and consumer attitudes." Users can also see domestic and international box office rankings, demographic studies, and statistics about piracy.
- National Association of Theater Owners Statistics
A set of lists summarizing yearly American grosses, film attendance, and active film screens. The group also rates the popularity of various theater chains.
- Nielsen Media Ratings
The latest TV ratings.
- Political Advertising Resource Center
PARC's website compiles campaign advertising from recent elections and analyzes voter reactions to the ads. Also, their "Campaign 2008" section includes a running archive of ads, including transcripts.
- Rentrak International Box Office Essentials
With the acquisition of Nielsen EDI in 2010, Rentrak established Rentrak International Box Office Essentials to provide instant data on a film's box office performance.
- Silent Film Bookshelf
Curated by David Piece, this site reprints original documents from the silent film era. Includes reprints of historical reviews and magazine articles about the industry, as well as information about musical accompaniment of silent films, articles on famous theaters (such as the Roxy Theater in New York), and much more. Active through 1999.
- Silents Are Golden
This website contains a huge collection of vintage reviews of silent films. The site also includes photos of hundreds of silent-film actors, a calendar of theatrical and TV screenings of silent films, and an exhaustive list of available DVDs and videos. The articles and essays on the site are mostly written by fans.
- Variety Magazine
Box office statistics for every major release, industry news, and film and television reviews (both current and historical).