2016 Hitchaboos : Trivia

A few pieces of trivia and other miscellaneous statistics pertaining to the 2016 Hitchaboo winners.


 

General:

  • Average Film Length: 125 Minutes
    • Shortest Film – 102 Minutes (Hell or High Water)
    • Longest Film – 163 Minutes (American Honey)
    • 4 films are over 2 hours long
  • Total Number of Languages Spoken in Films: 4 (English, Hindi, Bengali, and Japanese)
  • Zootopia is the first animated film to garner a Hitchaboo since 2009, and the first that isn’t stop motion in 10+ years

Film Releases:

  • 8 of 10 Hitchaboos premiered at major film festivals:
    • Cannes Film Festival: 3
    • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) : 2
    • Sundance Film Festival : 1
    • Telluride Film Festival : 1
    • Venice Film Festival : 1
  • 8 Films were released in Quarter 4 of 2016
  • 4 Films were released in December 2016

Directing and Writing:

  • 6 Directors (5 Films) with first time Hitchaboos
    • Garth Davis, Kenneth Lonergan, Barry Jenkins, Jim Jarmusch, Byron Howard, and Rich Moore
  • 4 Directors with back-to-back films receiving Hitchaboos
    • JA Bayona with A Monster Calls and The Impossible (both won the Golden Hitchaboo)
    • David Mackenzie with Hell or High Water and Starred Up
    • Damien Chazzelle with La La Land and Whiplash
    • Martin Scorsese with Silence and The Wolf of Wall Street
  • 6 Original Screenplays
  • 4 Original Screenplays written by the director (American Honey, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Paterson)
  • 4 Adapted Screenplays

Acting:

  • 2 Actors appeared in multiple 2016 Hitchaboos
    • Adam Driver in Paterson and Silence
    • Liam Neeson in A Monster Calls and Silence
  • 3 of 4 Academy Award acting award winners are accounted for in the Hitchaboos
  • Actors with multiple Hitchaboos in last 10 years (since 2007):
    • Kyle Chandler – Manchester by the Sea is his 5th
    • Emma Stone – La La Land is her 4th
    • Ryan Gosling – La La Land is his 4th
    • Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water is his 3rd
    • Shia LeBeouf – American Honey is his 3rd
    • Adam Driver – Paterson and Silence are his 2nd and 3rd

Critical Success:

  • 6 Hitchaboo films nominated for Academy Awards
    • 39 Academy Award nominations total
    • 12 Academy Award wins total
  • Average Rotten Tomatoes Score – 91%
    • Highest Rotten Tomatoes Score – 98% (Moonlight and Zootopia)
    • Lowest Rotten Tomatoes Score – 78% (American Honey)
    • All 10 Hitchaboos had ‘Fresh’ ratings

Commercial Success:

  • Average Budget – $30.8 Million
    • Lowest Budget – $3.5 Million
    • Only 1 with budget over $100 Million – Zootopia at $150 Million
    • All other 9 films with budgets under $45 Million
  • Average Box Office Revenue – $185.7 Million
    • Lowest Box Office Revenue – American Honey with $1.8 Million
    • Highest Box Office Revenue – Zootopia with $1.024 Billion (also highest profit with $874 Million)
  • 2 films didn’t make their money back – American Honey and Silence
  • 6 films made at least 2x their budget
    • Hell or High Water, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Zootopia
  • Moonlight made the largest proportional to budget – 16.25x budget
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