Box Office Mojo Returns After One-Day Absence

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Without explanation, the Box Office Mojo site has returned following an absence of slightly more than a day.

The site vanished on Friday afternoon with the site redirecting users to parent’s IMDb. It returned early Saturday evening but without any explanation on IMDB, Box Office Mojo or on Box Office Mojo’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

When Box Office Mojo returned, Thursday’s results were the most recent data on the site.

The Box Office Mojo site was acquired by Amazon in late 2008. Reps for  Amazon were not immediately available for comment.

The free Box Office Mojo site has been widely used by the movie industry for up-to-date box office results along with historical data and release dates of upcoming titles. It was founded in 1999 by Brandon Gray and was acquired by Amazon in 2008, when it was operated in a Los Angeles office by Gray and Sean Saulsbury.

As its name implies, Box Office Mojo specializes in detailed coverage of box office numbers. IMDb provides cursory coverage of box office data, leaving out such information as the specific distributor, the number of theaters and international grosses.





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  1. Stavros Hadjiyiannis says:

    They have updated and everything. I think they quickly realized that they could not transform the website into a subscription one.

  2. Stergios says:

    Thank God, it’s finally back! I really hope forever!

  3. jlinn says:

    No Friday numbers, and by now some weekend numbers would be trickling in, so not entirely back.

  4. N says:

    It’s not updating so it really isn’t back.

  5. Rosy says:

    I was ready to start an internet uprising. But I wouldn’t discount it yet, the site hasn’t update numbers.

  6. Movie Lover says:

    But it is not updating so far!

  7. MattW says:

    Ray Subers only tweet so far is “”

  8. nerdrage says:

    Phew, you scared me! Don’t ever leave me, boxofficemojo!

    (Hmm, was this all a PR grab?)

  9. Paul says:

    Was gone too long. A most welcome return.

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