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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.
I am not an expert though.
For other movies it is even worse.
I can't imagine it being so wrong, so I've probably made a mistake somewhere.
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.