Original German magazine ad for NOSFERATU (on auction at Heritage Auctions)
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!
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
Here’s a list of the YOU’RE NEXT changes requested from the local censors in Indonesia… (As a warning, this post sort of contains spoilers for the major motion picture YOU’RE NEXT.)
0.00.10 — 0.00.30 / Reduce the sex scene by 20sec
0.48.50 — 0.49.00 / Reduce killing scene by 10 sec
0.52.00 —0.52.30 / Reduce slaughtering scene by 30 sec
1.02.00 - 1.03.05 / Reduce struggle by 5 sec
1.23.20 — 1.23.50 / Reduce stabbing knive on head by 30 sec
1.29.30— 1.29.32 / cut stabbing to the eye by 2sec
Total : 97 secs
If you see Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Drinking Buddies, You’re Next, and Short Term 12 as a quadruple feature in theaters this weekend then you stand to win some very cool stuff… (via David Lowery: August 23rd Quadruple Feature Giveaway)
- Source: davidpatricklowery.com
Our Comic-Con poster for YOU’RE NEXT. I love this poster so much! Lionsgate are really killing it on the marketing for our film.
AUGUST 23! Less than two months away!
- Reblogged from fuckyeahyourenext
Here are some of my favorite international Superman posters. Two are Polish posters for Superman III, and one is the Thai poster for Superman 2.
The new Superman movie (MAN OF STEEL) comes out this weekend. To be honest, I haven’t enjoyed any of the Superman movies since I became an adult, so I doubt I’ll like this one either. I have a hunch that the themes and character of Superman just don’t appeal to my adult self, even though I loved them as a kid. That said, I still love the iconography.