CG simulacra of NFL players perform the opening of Dante’s Inferno: Canto III. Consider my hope abandoned.
My first post to BuzzFeeᴅ.
Here are some GIFs I made using the Madden GIFerator
Original German magazine ad for NOSFERATU (on auction at Heritage Auctions)
We’re big believers in transparency and knowledge-sharing, and it’s time to put our
moneyrevenue stats where our mouth is. Today we’re launching VHX Stats, which will update daily, so you can watch the market grow as more people sell films and video content directly to fans.
The numbers that we’re putting out into the world so far are:
- Number of titles for sale
- VHX total gross revenue
- Number of total transactions
- Number of customers who’ve bought more than one title from VHX (something we want to improve)
- Sales by geographic region
- Reblogged from vhxtv
I learned how to make GIFs…
This is a regression analysis of the correlation between the Meta Critic score for all Paramount wide-release films from 2010-2014 and the percentage of overall domestic box-office that’s made up by the opening weekend gross. You can see that the polynomial trend equation matches the data pretty well by eye, and this is confirmed by the R^2 of 0.3695.
Basically this proves that the quality of a film has a pretty large impact on how well a film does after its initial weekend’s performance.
However, when you run a regression analysis comparing the opening weekend box-office with the Meta Critic score. There’s clearly no meaingful correlation at all.
These two exercises prove something that I’ve suspected for a while. The quality of a film has very little impact on its opening gross, but it has a pretty large impact on how well it will do over its whole life.
Personally, I find this refreshing. You can prove that quality does matter when it comes to the overall financial success of a film. It just doesn’t seem to matter opening weekend.
So what does this mean to the overall gross of a film? If a film opens to $20,000,000 opening weekend and has a 25% score on Meta Critic, then this model predicts the total gross of the film will be $46.51 million. If a film opens to $20,000,000 opening weekend and has a 75% score on Meta Critic, then this model predicts the total gross of the film will be $58.82 million. That’s a pretty significant difference!
a linkblog by keith calder
I have started blogging again over at killerbee.tv. The plan is to keep it irregular and irreverent. Feel free to follow the new blog here on tumblr, or on twitter @killerbeetv. I’ll probably just use my old keithcalder.com blog for larger items or posts related to my movies.
In 2006, a small horror movie premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival to much studio frenzy and bidding wars. ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE became a cult classic with audiences across the globe, launching the careers of director Jonathan Levine and star Amber Heard.
American fans weren’t so lucky, as the movie was tangled in legal knots for years. It still gained fans in the United States, even though the only way to watch was by downloading the movie for free from BitTorrent and other file-sharing platforms.
7 years later, VHX is proud to partner with Radius/TWC to make sure that you get to see this clever creepshow in full HD. US customers can now purchase ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE for digital download and streaming. Come see what you were missing!
Really excited to be working with Radius/TWC and VHX on this. Hope you enjoy the movie!
- Reblogged from vhxtv