The Market for Motion Pictures in Thailand: Rank, Revenue, and Survival at the Box Office
AbstractWe examine the theatrical market for motion pictures in Thailand using a sample of films exhibited in 2004Â¡V2008. Using data on weekly and cumulative film revenues, we find strong evidence of increasing returns to information as indicated by substantial concave departures from the Pareto size distribution. The distribution of cumulative revenues across films is consistent with the winner-take-all nature of an elimination tournament. In contrast to other markets dominated by Hollywood imports, several of the top-earning films in Thailand are domestically produced.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Calgary in its series Working Papers with number 2009-15.
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2009
Date of revision: 01 Sep 2009
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- W. D. Walls, 2009. "The Market for Motion Pictures in Thailand: Rank, Revenue, and Survival at the Box Office," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 8(2), pages 115-131, August.
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