Looks Like Google Hates “Jersey Boys” Just As Much As The Film “America”

America movie posterFilmmakers behind “America: Imagine the World Without Her” have accused Google of keeping their movie’s showtimes and locations from appearing in search results.

As it turns out, “America” isn’t the only film not getting fair play from the search engine.

Based on our research, if there is a conspiracy theory at work — it’s not exclusive to D’Souza’s “America.” Google doesn’t appear to be a fan of The Four Seasons or evil, either. That’s because after searching the top ten box office movie titles from last weekend, neither “Jersey Boys” nor “Deliver Us from Evil” returned movie showtimes.

Also, to find showtimes on Google for the latest Transformers movie, the search required the full title: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” versus a simple one-word search for “Transformers.”

Bing, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be as harsh of a movie critic. When searching movie titles for last weekend’s box office hits on Microsoft’s search engine, showtimes displayed within, at least, the top three search results for all ten movies and “America” via www.MSN.com/movies.

Searching Movie Showtimes: Bing versus Google

Bing versus Google Movie Search results

According to our findings, it’s fair to assume that Google’s not so much trying to keep “America” showtimes out of search results, and probably doesn’t hate the Four Seasons or any movie based on the band’s music.

Google just isn’t as strong as Bing when it comes to movie showtime searches, scoring a 70 percent accuracy rate, compared to Bing, which earned a 100 percent when it came to providing showtimes for the top ten films currently at the box office.

(Image credit: Variety.com)

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