I’ll explain the method for calculating the 1st set of scores i.e. the set that considers the top 7 films from each studio.The top 7 films from Buena Vista/Disney in 2010 were:
I then assigned scores to each of the values in the two tables. For the worldwide box office totals, I divided each total by the largest total, which in this case is the $6,548,822,900 from Buena Vista/Disney in 2016. Therefore, Buena Vista/Disney in 2016 is awarded a score of 1 and all others are awarded a fraction of 1. Buena Vista/Disney in 2010 gets a score of 0.580 (3 d.p.) i.e. 3,795,235,739 / 6,548,822,900. The table of scores looks like this:
Assigning scores for the ranking totals was slightly different as, unlike the box office totals, the lowest score is the best. For these totals, I divided the smallest total by each value; the smallest total ranking in this case was 38 (Buena Vista/Disney in 2016). Buena Vista/Disney in 2010 gets a score of 0.314 (3 d.p) i.e. 38 / 121. This table of scores looks like this:
Finally, I calculated an average value of the box office score and the ranking score, to give the final score. For Buena Vista/Disney in 2010, the average score would be 0.447 (3 d.p.) i.e. (0.580 + 0.314) / 2. Therefore the final scores that are featured in the graphs look like this:
This is the 1st set of scores that I used. For the 2nd set I only considered the top 6 films from each studio in each year. For Buena Vista/Disney in 2010, I dropped Step Up 3-D from the calculations so the total worldwide box office for Buena Vista/Disney in 2010 was $3,635,943,930 and the total worldwide ranking was 76.
I then performed the same steps to get that final average score as I described above. For the 3rd set of scores, I only considered the top 5 films from each studio in each year and so on.
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