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What is Box Office Mojo?

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Box Office Mojo is an online box office reporting service that is owned and operated by Internet Movie Database, or IMDb. It was initially founded in 1999 and was acquired by Amazon's IMDd in 2008. Box Office Mojo provides box office earning reports and conducts quantitative analysis on the results. The site archives each film and its box office results and also provides reporting on the top box office earning movies per day, weekend, week, month and year.

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Box Office Mojo was founded in 1999 by Brandon Gray. In 2002, Gray brought in Sean Saulsbury as a partner.

Prior to its purchase by Box Office Mojo, the site had very popular online chat forums for movies, box office results, and other film-related topics. When the site was acquired by IMDb, howver, these chat boards were closed and replaced with messages encouraging users to participate in IMDb's message boards instead.

IMDb has also utilized Box Office Mojo to produce content for IMDb.com. As of 2015, Box Office Mojo's primary writer and contributor Brad Bevet consistently has his articles, which report on specific movies or the box office results of a certain time period, posted on the IMDb website. Bevet replaced former Box Office Mojo contributor Keith Simanton in September 2015.

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