Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Ebb and Flow of Movies

15 comments:

pimp-a-lot bear said...

quite a new way of presenting statistics, but it doesn't make it very easy to understand.

I can't figure out what the y-axis represents. Or does only the height of a movie matter?

anyway, I love the flash (correct me if I'm wrong), but I think you could improve it if you'd link to a imdb rating, when clicking for the details.

cybrbeast said...

I think it's quite an effective way to display this information. Pimp the axis are explained in the right side margin.
What I do miss is the total the movie made when I click on it. It only indicates the total with the color.

Annom said...

Yes, it does miss some features.

Pimp, the y axis is cumulative. The total y length is the total revenue.

Titanic is massive.

dekus said...

Pretty graph, not easy to "read" though. Or I'm just noob...

Titanic was indeed massive, but todays cruiseships triple the tonnage of Titanic.

hehe, sometimes I'm so lame

wiki said...

Nice way of showing stats. in my opinion its perfect to read. And its very instinctive to read you can see in one flash what movie did well.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

but then explain to me, when they are showing a cumulative revenue, where is y=0?

either it is on the bottom, which means a lot of revenue is generated by non-existing movies, or it is located in the middle of the sinus like shape of the graph, resulting in a negative revenues.

cybrbeast said...

pimp it's located in the middle, above and below are both positive values. They've done this to be able to fit more movies in the line.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

it's stupid to make them both positive values!
That doesn't make any sense.

If they picked only one side, you'd get a better view of the total revenue.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

it's stupid to make them both positive values!
That doesn't make any sense.

If they picked only one side, you'd get a better view of the total revenue.

wiki said...

nope it isn't stupid to make them both positive. Because there aren't negative values in this table and with the 2 side system you can see the better peeks when 2 movies peek at the same time.

Annom said...

yeah, what wiki said.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

fuck you! I'm right and you're WRONG!

with only one side you'd be able to draw a scale on the y-axis, making it easier to read the total revenue.

When you only want to sea the peaks you can to it this retarded way.

pimp-a-lot bear said...

maybe I'm overreacting :)

Annom said...

No, other people are generally underreacting. This is exactly how I want it.

wiki said...

no more mister nice guy for me then :)