The average value of the 50 most valuable sports teams has jumped 9.9% from last year, to $3.4 billion, up 55% from five years ago.
The Dallas Cowboys once again claim the top spot with a valuation of $5.7 billion, followed by the New York Yankees at $5.25 billion. The NBA’s New York Knicks round out the top three at $5 billion. European soccer clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid, each with a valuation just above $4.7 billion, nudged the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors out of the top five.
2020’s attendance numbers are largely a function of regulatory agency restrictions limiting parks’ operating days and capacities and not park popularity and management during the COVID pandemic.
In 2019, the top 25 amusement/theme parks worldwide saw an attendance of 253.7 million. A -67.2% drop in 2020 saw only 83.3 million attendees worldwide at the top 25 parks.
This chart shows the Top 10 most expensive music videos ever made.
David Bowie's video for the 1981 single "Ashes to Ashes" was the first music video to exceed $500,000.
Janet Jackson leads with six videos on the list, while Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Ayumi Hamasaki have five each. Madonna has made three appearances in the top five, and four total, making her the artist with the most expensive videos of all time combined. TLC, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Guns N' Roses, Mylène Farmer and MC Hammer appear on the list twice.
Films made in Japan produce revenue through various sources; the lists below only consider box office earnings at cinemas, not other sources of income such as merchandising or home video.
The lists include both anime and live-action films produced by Japanese studios, but do not include English-language international co-productions between Japanese and Hollywood studios (for example, a number of Hollywood films based on Japanese source material were co‑produced with Japanese production companies).
There are 24 clubs who have won the English title, including 7 who have won the Premier League (1992–present). The most recent to join the list were Leicester City (2015–2016 champions) and before that, Nottingham Forest (1977–1978) and Derby County (1971–1972).
The English Premier League is England's top-flight league and the most valuable league in the world. Its revenue generation has been tremendous since its inception, as it is the most commercially successful league in the world. It is also regarded as the most-watched league globally, with an estimated audience of around four billion.
As of 2022, it generates over $3.14 billion annually from sponsorship deals, international TV rights, and multiple endorsements. This is why the league's current valuation is at a whopping $9.03 billion.
This is a list of the most-played video games ordered by their estimated player count, which include downloads, registered accounts, video game subscription services, and/or monthly active users.
This list does not include games with official sales figures. This list is also not comprehensive, because player counts are not always publicly available, reliable, or up-to-date. The list does not include mobile games, unless versions of the game have also been released on non-mobile platforms.
Four of the top five most-played video games on this list are published by Tencent.
Source: Game sources, Wikipedia
The top movie distributors have had a long staying power since 1995. That year, the top 5 distributors (ranked from first to fifth) were Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Paramount. In 2021, the top 5 distributors were Sony Pictures, Walt Disney, Universal, Warner Bros, and United Artists. Not much has changed!
This dataset ranks the top movie distributors throughout 1995-2022 by the cumulative amount they earned at the domestic box office during that time period. Walt Disney, over the past 27 years, holds the top spot with 17% market share during this period.
Source: The Numbers
Who said the musical is dead? The last few years have produced box office hits out of film adaptations of Broadway smashes, original movie musicals and a few, beloved, all-time classics.
Here are the highest grossing movie musicals of all time based on their worldwide box office gross.
Source: Box Office Mojo
As of March 2022, Meryl Streep was the person with the most Oscar nominations of all time, with an impressive 21 nominations and three wins. Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003) received 12 nominations but took home one more Academy Award than Streep throughout her acting career. Four out of the seven actors with the most Oscar wins are women.
While nominees such as Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, and Lupita Nyong'o struck it lucky and won an award with their first nomination, others have been waiting for years to finally hold their acceptance speech on stage. As of 2022, Glenn Close and Peter O'Toole topped the ranking for the most nominations in an acting category without a win.