The reference book, Cobbett S. Steinberg, FILM FACTS (New York: Facts on
File, 1980), has yearly grosses AND he provides a good explanation of the
different ways that grosses have been calculated.
He does not include weekly grosses, but it's still a good resource for
financial data up until 1980.
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>> On Dec 9, 2013, at 2:20 PM, Paloma Gil <[log in to unmask]>
>> I am a graduate student from Paris, writing a thesis on the distribution
>> concert films in the US. I am seeking advice on completing my data set.
>> I'm finding that the majority of the figures I need (however unreliable)
>> can be found in the archives of Variety Weekly. I just returned from a
>> weeks in New York, consulting the microfilm archives at the New York
>> Library, but had to return to Paris before I could complete my data
>> As a graduate student, I do not have the resources to pay the $600
>> subscription fee the Variety requires for access to its archives (on
>> varietyultimate.com). I have written to Variety to consider limited
>> either *pro bono* or at a reduced rate and I am waiting to hear back.
>> In the meantime, I was wondering if anyone knew of any other ways to
>> procure the data set. Specifically, I need to consult many Weekly Variety
>> editions for their chart of the Top Fifty Grossing Films of the Week
>> 1960 to the 1990's). I haven't been able to find these charts collated
>> a single volume and wanted to see anyone knew if such a collection
>> Thank you,
Professor - TCF Dept. - U Alabama
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