22 Hollywood (Revealing) Statistics

Behind all that art there’s some surprising math.
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:

DisnepoPLXAR PIXAR The final count of the balloons used in Pixar's movie UP was 10,297. CRACKED COM
Pixar began as a computer graphics group owned by Lucasfilm. In 1986 Steve Jobs bought Pixar for $5 million. P X A R ANIMATION STUDIOS In 2006 Disney
Best Actress Oscar winners' acceptance speeches focus on family a lot more than Best Actor Oscar winners' speeches. Between 1988 and 2013, they mentio
22 Hollywood (Revealing) Statistics
In the 1970s, the highest-grossing films for eight out of ten years got an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. But preferences are diverging VAEK t OEL
CRACKED.COM Both Black Panther ($700 million and Avengers: Infinity War C$679 million, MARV: SUTE grossed more at the domestic box office by themselve
1946 was the all-time high CRACKEDcO for American moviegoing. In that year, more than 80 million Americans went to the movies every week. UIBERTY FILM
CHINESE AUDIENCES FREAKING LOVE THE FAST & FURIOUS MOVIES. In China, Furious 7 & 8 are the two top: grossing Hollywood movies OfF alr time. 1. Fate of
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies were shot in the exact same number of days: 266. 1OH ATHY RTCTOK od HTLORB O IE AENCE Then why are they
The amount of speaking roles in Disney Princess movies are still dominated by male characters. Total Disney Princess movies: 12 (1937-2013) Movies in
Of the 84 Oscar Best Picture winners from 1929 to 2013, just nine were set in Asia. 9 Four were set in Africa, and none in Australia or South America.
Johnny Knoxville's embarassing Special Olympics comedy The Ringer Had the biggest box office opening weekend sales drop ever Opening Sales: $2.376,98
2 Of the 10 highest-grossing films of all time: 4 of them are superhero movies. OFAY A Sy HL16' 08E2 31D A O5A CRACKED.OON
98% of music composers for 2017's 250 top-grossing movies were men.
Between Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and more, Disney basically treats the box office like a cash machine that gives billion-dollar withdrawals, to the tu
CRACKED.COM THE WOLF OF WALI STREET There were 687 curse words in this movie. 332 of them were spoken by Leonardo DiCaprio. F*CKING 358 C*CK 5 TW*T 2
Of all the women to win the Oscar for Best Actress from 1928 to 2015: Only 1. 1% of them weren't white!
HOLLYWOOD Films released (2012-2013): 738 Hollywood gets all Bollywood the PRess, but is sO much bigger. BOLLYWOOD Films released (2012-2013): 1724
There are more than 2, .600 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame GODZILLA 17 are dedicated to fictional characters CRACKEDCON
THeE o rponer SHADC WATER IN CINEAR-0N ERE SPOTLIGHT 2 12 Movies don't need to Pass the Bechdel Test to win Oscars. Passing The Bechdel Test only requ
The most overpaid actor in 2017 was Mark Wahlberg, whose films only grossed $4.40 for every buck he was paid. The best value actor for the same year
From 1988 to 2014, Samuel L. Jackson has said the word motherf*cker 171 times in 27 movies.
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