[Public Beta Release] Fandango Tracking / Movie Tickets tracking

@akvalley · Valley of Disaster △
Mar 23, 2018, 6:02pm PDTEdited

UPDATED 16 MAY 2018


"A deal is a promise and a promise is unbreakable." Diana Prince, Wonder Woman (2017)


Fandango Pulse is a data visualization that pushes a subset of total tickets to its DV interface. Using the Fandango developer tools, I capture the batches of tickets and output them hourly to the files below.


I've been alpha testing the Fandango Pulse tracking and MovieTickets Top 5 tracking since Jan 30th of this year. I'm moving it to public beta now.


Now for the good stuff...




Fandango reports limited to FML weekly movie lineup. These require me to change the lineups on late Mondays/overnight on Tuesdays. Please be patient.


  1. Fandango report : cumulative ticket sales by show datehttp://akvalley.pythonanywhere.com/static/fandango_report.txt

  1. Fandango report with ticket purchase date, totals by day and by movie.http://akvalley.pythonanywhere.com/static/fandango_daily.txt

  1. Same as above. The data freezes before lock time for those players building predictive data models.http://akvalley.pythonanywhere.com/static/fandango_daily_locked.txt


FULL ARCHIVES

  1. Fandango Pulse Tracking History: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zNm6jmYaVu4doQWQR6psnxz6f2AMSuKVlfEe6TOnZ5k/edit#gid=1758182291
  2. Fandango Pulse Purchase History: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NBK-Sj8qK3GXl-iOdHYeD94YRNxWJ9HqZ9OKdGoSx2o/edit#gid=1246392742


WARNING: I will change these locations at some point in the future when I move them from beta to production. But, I will keep you updated as well.


Have fun. Don't overdose on this data. It's one data point out of many.


@akvalley


Twitter: @akvalley


Email: akvalley@gmail.com


Thanks, alpha testers, everywhere. Could not have gotten to this point without your input.

43 Replies

  • Reply #21

    This guy on boxofficetheory.com seems like he's blabbing (what appears to be your hard work) to everyone , and making it seem like he's doing it by himself. Just fyi...


    https://forums.boxofficetheory.com/profile/37453-barnack/

    @20thcentury_flops · 20th Century Flops
    Mar 29, 2018, 9:36pm PDT
  • Reply #22

    @akvalley you are the man!!

    @quesadilla · Make Yourself a Dang Quesadilla
    Mar 29, 2018, 10:43pm PDT
  • Reply #23

    This guy on boxofficetheory.com seems like he's blabbing (what appears to be your hard work) to everyone , and making it seem like he's doing it by himself. Just fyi...


    https://forums.boxofficetheory.com/profile/37453-barnack/>>


    Thanks for the heads up. I have a BOT account and will lurk behind the scenes.

    @akvalley · Valley of Disaster △
    Mar 29, 2018, 10:50pm PDT
  • Reply #24

    @akvalley:
    Thanks again for doing this.
    One other thing I noticed is that the Fandango reports that are limited to the FML lineup are actually limited to the 2D, non-IMAX versions of the movies. Is there any way of including all of the versions of the movies in the lineup? For example, there are 5 different versions of Ready Player One showing up on the overall Pulse list:


    Ready Player One


    Ready Player One 3D


    Ready Player One 70mm


    Ready Player One An IMAX 3D Experience


    Ready Player One The IMAX 2D Experience


    If you found a way of including all of these, and similar versions of other movies, it would be both awesome and much appreciated.

    @bdc · Billion Dollar Cineplex △
    Apr 2, 2018, 4:27pm PDT
  • Reply #25

    @bdc Good observation.


    In testing, we decided that is was cleaner to drop all of the movie variations (alternate titles) and combine the numbers into one movie title that FML uses.


    The sales listed on the Fandango Report are sums of everything in play this week found on Fandango track.

    @akvalley · Valley of Disaster △
    Apr 2, 2018, 5:26pm PDT
  • Reply #26

    @bdc Good observation. >>In testing, we decided that is was cleaner to drop all of the movie variations (alternate titles) and combine the numbers into one movie title that FML uses. >>The sales listed on the Fandango Report are sums of everything in play this week found on Fandango track.>>


    Thanks for clearing that up. I hadn't looked deep enough into the numbers to realize that it had already been done.

    @bdc · Billion Dollar Cineplex △
    Apr 2, 2018, 5:58pm PDTEdited
  • Reply #27

    Hey @akvalley, could you check on the daily report that is supposed to lock at 10:00 am on Friday? (http://akvalley.pythonanywhere.com/static/fandango_daily_locked.txt)


    I've noticed that the numbers seem to be off. These are the ticket counts from this weekend from the 10:00 locked daily report, the weekend daily report, and then the Fandango report (which I actually didn't copy/paste until 11:00 am):


    OB: 4,855 -- 4,866 -- 2,129


    Tully: 1,499 -- 1,500 -- 755


    BS: 530 -- 533 -- 212


    You can see that the 10:00 daily report doesn't seem to be freezing at 10:00 am. It looks like it's basically freezing near the end of the night. See if you can dig around and pinpoint the issue, and let me know if you find anything. As always, thanks for your work on this!

    @brandonj · Particular Set of Movie Skills
    May 7, 2018, 8:04pm PDT
  • Reply #28

    @brandonj Thanks for the keen eye. At some point, I dropped a timestamp in when comparing the ticket purchase date to the calendar date. It's fixed now.


    If you need me to rerun something from the past (February 2018 onward), email (or tweet) me a list of what was in play and dates.

    @akvalley · Valley of Disaster △
    May 8, 2018, 6:52am PDT
  • Reply #29
    @akvalley · Valley of Disaster △
    May 16, 2018, 7:25pm PDT
  • Reply #30

    For the mv top five list, it appears to be broken down hourly. Is the data "for the hour period ending then"?

    @therhyno · tom.rhyne's Cineplex
    May 16, 2018, 10:24pm PDT
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