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Rotten Tomatoes Explains Why It Removed Thousands of Audience Reviews on Captain Marvel’s Opening Day – IGN

“We have identified a bug in the post-release functionality.”

by Jim Vejvoda

Rotten Tomatoes blames “a bug” for tens of thousands of audience reviews for Captain Marvel showing up within the opening hours of the latest MCU film before the site deleted them.

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Within hours of Captain Marvel hitting theaters, roughly 58,000 audience reviews had flooded the critical aggregator site, plummeting the Marvel movie’s Audience Score down to 33%. Captain Marvel’s Audience Score now sits, at the time this article was published, at 53% with over 35,000 user ratings, while the film’s critical Tomatometer score is certified “fresh” at 79%.

58,000 audience reviews hitting within hours of the film’s release, as The Hollywood Reporter points out, “is more than the total of audience score reviews for Avengers: Infinity War for its entire theatrical run.”

According to Rotten Tomatoes, this inflated initial number was because thousands of those audience reviews were submitted by users before the movie even opened, a functionality the site recently retooled in order to prevent online trolls from “review-bombing” them with fake negative reviews.

It seems Rotten Tomatoes’ newly implemented system was immediately beset by technical difficulties.

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Every Marvel Studios Rotten Tomatoes Score

Every Marvel Studios Rotten Tomatoes Score

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Every Marvel Studios Rotten Tomatoes Score

Scroll through to see how all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies scored on the Tomatometer. According to the site, “Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.”

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Iron Man – Tomatometer: 94%

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The Incredible Hulk – Tomatometer: 67%

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Iron Man 2 – Tomatometer: 73%

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Thor – Tomatometer: 77%

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Captain America: The First Avenger – Tomatometer: 79%

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Marvel’s The Avengers – Tomatometer: 92%

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Iron Man 3 – Tomatometer: 80%

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Thor: The Dark World – Tomatometer: 66%

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Tomatometer: 89%

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Tomatometer: 91%

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Tomatometer: 75%

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Ant-Man – Tomatometer: 82%

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Captain America: Civil War – Tomatometer: 91%

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Doctor Strange – Tomatometer: 89%

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Tomatometer: 83%

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Tomatometer: 92%

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Thor: Ragnarok – Tomatometer: 92%

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Black Panther – Tomatometer: 97%

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Avengers: Infinity War – Tomatometer: 83%

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Rotten Tomatoes claims a glitch nevertheless counted thousands of pre-release user scores in that initial Audience Score of 33%. In a statement to THR, Rotten Tomatoes said: “We launched some changes to the movie pre-release functionality last week, which included not allowing users to leave a comment or review prior to a movie’s release in theatres. However, we still invite users to vote if they ‘want to see’ a movie prior to its release, and that vote total is displayed on the site.

“We have identified a bug in the post-release functionality for the movies that have released into theaters since our product update last week. The quantity of user ratings (which is displayed directly below the audience score and is intended to only include the quantity of users who have left a rating or written review after a movie’s release) had included both pre-release and post-release fan voting.”

Rotten Tomatoes’ Audience Scores is certainly not the only metric for gauging what filmgoers think of a movie. There’s also CinemaScore, which is based on audience exit polling conducted opening night. Captain Marvel received an “A” CinemaScore.

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