I've taken the decision to stop writing a weekly box office report. It's been a huge part of my life for many years, and I've done my best to turn in a report every Sunday evening, but all (quite) good things must come to an end.
Writing about film box office is a strange game, and offers something
a little different most weekends. You're writing about film, but in a
different way to a critic or a fan. I've never been a very good reviewer
but in brief moments, I considered myself a pretty good box office
reporter. I will miss writing each week, but for reasons I can't quite
explain, now seems like the right time to stop.
I want to thank every one who has read, commented and shared the
weekly reports, I hope people found something entertaining and
informative within. I tried to fill them with things that you'd not
often see in other similar work, and I hope that made them different
enough for people to seek out and enjoy. I did my best to research any
facts and figures I used because I felt that if people were willing to
give up their time to read my work, they deserved something worthy of
that effort in return. I hope I succeeded in that.
Box Office Voodoo will stay online until the domain name expires, and
if I get chance one day, I'll compile all the reports I have into one
document and make it freely available. If you're in need of an excellent
replacement, I can't recommend Scott Mendelson's Forbes column highly
Thank you for your time and support over the days, months and years, it has always been very much appreciated.