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New Publication: The Box Office Performance of European Films in the UK Market
Volver Huw D Jones has published a new article in Studies in European Cinema on ‘The Box Office Performance of European Films in the UK Market’. The article examines two key questions:(1) why is the UK market for European film so small; and (2) how do certain European films achieve ‘breakout’ success? The key findings of the research – which is based on statistical analysis of box office data and audience ...
Statistical Report: Sci-fi Films in Europe
Ex-Machina-Cast-Wallpapers MeCETES publishes new statistical report on Sci-fi Films in Europe. 2015 was a big year for sci-fi. The widely anticipated seventh installment of Star War franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, smashed box office records, attaining the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time and reaching $1 billion faster than any film in history. Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Mad Max: Road Fury and ...
Science Fiction and Europe: A Troubled Relationship
Scarlett-Johansson-Under-the-Skin-Poster Sci-fi may be a niche genre in Europe. But as Aidan Power argues, it has produced some important moments in European cinema. Science fiction film remains something of an anomaly. On the one hand it has traditionally been seen as a niche genre, one that inspires devotion from a hard-core base of fanboys and fantasists, yet often struggles to attract the unwavering attention of more mainstream audiences. On the other hand, a ...
Do reviews affect the box office for European films?
levitan Reviews are key to the marketing of European films. But how to they affect box office performance? Huw Jones investigates. Reviews generally make little difference to how films perform in the box office. When the latest Transformers movie came out last summer, for example, it was universally panned by critics, receiving an average rating of just 18% on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
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