Every year, we celebrate the Leonardo DiCaprios and Jennifer Lawrences of the world—the A-list stars who headline the biggest and best projects. As 2018 continues to creep into our collective consciousness, it’s easy to look back on 2017 and pinpoint Gary Oldman’s Oscars-leading performance as Winston Churchill and Wonder Woman‘s breakout success as arguably the two biggest storylines of the year.
No, not that NATO, we’re talking about the National Alliance of Theater Owners. On Wednesday, the organization revealed that the national average movie ticket price for 2017 rose 3.7 percent year-over-year to $8.93, per TheWrap. In 2016, the average cost was $8.65. In addition, NATO also estimates that 1.23 billion tickets were sold, which would mark the lowest total since 1993. At that time, Jurassic Park was the highest-grossing film of the year and an estimated 1.24 billion tickets were sold.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo had scored herself a mammoth $20 million per-season multi-year deal from ABC to keep Shonda Rhimes‘ flagship series on the air for the foreseeable future. In today’s Hollywood landscape where the industry has continually failed women on multiple fronts, the deal was seen as a win in the ongoing discussion of the gender wage gap.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".