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Examining Hollywood with Data

I love this very thorough quantitative analysis of Hollywood brought to us by a couple of gentleman at the blog Asymco. They address some very interesting Hollywood-related questions including 1.) drama / comedy vs. adventure / fantasy, 2.) the role of summer in movie releases, 3.) what happens to Hollywood startups, and 4.) the peculiar power of theaters in an age of television.

Their results are somewhat surprising. For instance, despite for making up about half of all films made, drama and comedy fall behind other genres when you examine box office results. Specifically, fantasy, action, and adventure account for more "blockbusters." You can see their graph below, and you can see much, much more if you check out the main article.

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