Apr 11 2017

Rotten Tomatoes Score Dataset Updated

Published by at 9:12 pm under Comic Book Movies,Movie Review

We’re up to 62 superhero movies since 2000. You can download the full data here. Some observations:


  • R movies are making up the quality gap with PG-13 movies.


  • Both DC and Marvel movies are getting better over time.
  • DC superhero properties are averaging 47% since 2000, compared to 62% for Marvel and 69% for all other superhero movies.


  • Sci-fi movies and drama movies do noticeably better than average.
  • Thrillers and fantasy do noticeably worse.

Notes on genre classifications: Each of the movies had 2-3 genres assigned by Google metadata. I changed any values that struck me as obviously wrong (e.g. according to Google’s metadata, Spider-Man 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy are “action / fantasy” and Green Lantern is “fantasy / thriller”). Disclaimer: Genre classifications are always highly subjective and arbitrary.

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  1. Xbimpyxon 16 Apr 2017 at 8:02 am

    There’s gonna be a sudden flux of non DC and marvel superhero adaptations like tiger and bunny and I am inviqbale

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