chat loading...
Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Film Research Guide (2021)

Industry Data

Some data sets are only offered for a high price subscription, and some historical data can be difficult to locate. These are some freely available online sites with select industry data. 

  • BoxOffice Pro
    From Box Office Magazine, contains box office data (only select historical) and offers free box office report subscription.
  • MPAA Research and Reports
  • Box Office Guru
  • TV by the Numbers
  • Nielsen Insights
  • Focus: World Film Market
  • Hollywood Diversity Report (UCLA Bunche Center)
  • Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media: Research Reports
  • Futon Critic
  • Radio's Online History Resource
  • Hollywood Writers Report

Credit for the contents of this box: Diana King, UCLA Library.

Industry News and Trade Journals

Most of these sites are useful for contemporary news only. For older content, use databases listed under "Articles & Databases," - especially the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.

Credit for the contents of this box: Diana King, UCLA Library.

Variety and Daily Variety

Variety began in 1905 as a weekly trade paper covering all types of show business. Daily Variety was published from 1933-2013 and focused on motion pictures. Since 2012, Variety has been owned by Penske Media, which also owns Deadline Hollywood. There have been a number of regional/international/special editions at different times.


Search and read Variety:

NOTE: Variety Insight is a separate paid service from Variety that offers further data services, but is usually not available via academic libraries for educational use. The library does not have access to this resource.

Credit for the contents of this box: Diana King, UCLA Library.