Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/157854
Authors: 
McMahon, James
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Social and Political Thought, York University
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the historical development of risk in the Hollywood film business. Using opening theatres as a proxy for future expectations, the paper demonstrates how, from 1981 to 2011, Hollywood has improved its ability to predict the financial rankings of its films. More specifically, the Hollywood film business has become better at predicting which films will earn a greater-than average share of all US box-office gross revenues through a wide release strategy. This greater predictability suggests that confidence in film earnings projections has increased.
Subjects: 
capitalization
cinema
Hollywood
risk
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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