Jurassic World: Lost Kingdom, the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, hits theaters in the United States this weekend—and it’s expected to make hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. We created a series of data visualizations that examine the top 100 grossing films of all time, of which 85 percent are from franchises such as The Avengers, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Twilight Saga.
Every February, we look to a furry, four-legged meteorologist for a prediction on what the next few weeks of weather will hold. This morning, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. But what are the roots of Groundhog Day? One professor weighs in on the ancient traditions that could hold the answer.