Showtime report - Error?

Hi FML Nerd,

I just wanted to ask you if it is possible there is something wrong with the FML Showtime report. I've tried Gracenote API myself (as a test) and I see for this week (11th -3 days) Dark Tower - 9 locations but over 60 showtimes within 25 mile radius of zip 40201. Yet the report gives 52 showtimes.

http://data.tmsapi.com/v1.1/movies/showings?startDate=2017-08-11&numDays=3&zip=40201&radius=25&api_key=

I am not an expert though.


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  • For other movies it is even worse.

    I can't imagine it being so wrong, so I've probably made a mistake somewhere.

  • Bump

  • I'm curious about this

  • I'm on the road but I'm guessing the delta you're seeing is in part from your looking at 3 days if I understood your query correctly. I only look at Friday.

    I hope that helps

  • Aha...that certainly helps...!

    Thanks for the reply.

    Is there a reason you only look at Friday?

  • 4th Wall - Probably b/c that's how I originally did it. I never noticed (locally) a distinct difference between Friday's shows and the rest of the week.

    I think a discussion has come up to change it before, but all the background factors I've developed for the Fandango check are based on Friday only - so I am, in essence, "fixing the problem" with factors on the back end. (Which I lay out every week how I've developed, so it's not like it's a huge secret.)

  • Phil, that makes sense and i kinda figured it would be accounted for somewhere.
    Still if you only look at Friday, couldnt a movie lose or keep much more screens on Friday than Sunday or vice versa. I am thinking kids movies in particular. You will cut them sooner on Friday then Sunday i suppose.

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