22 Hollywood (Revealing) Statistics
Entertainment is big business. Or possibly small business, if you're the band playing the ten-person venue in what used to be a mechanic's shop. We actually aren't sure. One truism is that numbers don't lie, and they're often enough to break your brain. From the amount of swears you're allowed to improv in rehearsal before the MPAA ups your rating from PG-13 to R, to the fact that Disney Princes still get more lines than Disney Princesses, numbers rule everything around us, as the WU Tang Clan once said.
Numbers are incredibly frustrating in their ability to debunk truisms about the universe, but maybe the more we understand about the universe, the better off we are. Probably not, though. But that's not going to stop us from trying.
Anyway, we asked our readers to show us interesting, surprising facts about the business that we call show. And we gave cash to our favorite stats.
The winner is below, but first, the runners-up: