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Statistical Proof that February Movies Historically Suck

Chris Krik and Kim Thompson writing for Slate:

February movies are bad. Filmgoers know it. Movie executives know it. The industry reserves its most promising films for the holidays and summer, when consumers have the leisure to watch them, and the real stinkers for February. Just how bad are these February movies? We’re too afraid to watch them ourselves, so we looked at the Rotten Tomatoes scores of every movie making more than $1 million in the domestic box office since 2000, grouped the movies by month of release, and averaged the scores. Here’s what we found:

Looks like January, August, and September aren't far behind February for overall suck-factor. Anecdotally, my February viewing experiences seem to support these findings.