What Makes a Blockbuster? Economic Analysis of Film Success in the United Kingdom
AbstractIn this paper we attempt to evaluate whether a film's commercial performance can be forecast. The statistical distribution of film revenues in the UK is examined and found to have unbounded variance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Portsmouth University - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 137.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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- Alan Collins & Chris Hand & Martin C. Snell, 2002. "What makes a blockbuster? Economic analysis of film success in the United Kingdom," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(6), pages 343-354.
- L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
- Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature
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