Obviously the scale originally described is rather meaningless and arbitrary. The scale is actually worked such that over the total population of 'eligible movies' the ratings follow a Guassian distribution with a mean of 5 and standard deviation of 1.5, where 'eligible movies' equals hollywood theatrical releases. A quick glance of the numbers below however will tell you that the mean and standard deviation of this list is not as just prescribed. This is because I have not watched every hollywood theatrical release, and with my limited viewing resources I generally choose to watch movies that I've heard are better. For the less mathematically inclined this means a movie with a score of 4 is better than at least 7% of other 'eligible movies', a rating of 5 is better than 30%, a rating of 6 is better than 69%, a rating of 7 is better than 93%, a rating of 8 is better than 99%, and a rating of 9 is better than 99.98%.

Dynamic statistics:

rating | number |
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1 | 2 |

2 | 16 |

3 | 47 |

4 | 137 |

5 | 254 |

6 | 239 |

7 | 120 |

8 | 23 |

9 | 1 |

10 | 0 |

total | 839 |
---|---|

average | 5.316 |

std dev | 1.274 |