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(Deadline)   Japanese scientists create a new method to determine box office success. Shockingly, The Bay Scale is pretty accurate   ( deadline.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Japanese, box offices, Institute of Physics, Dermot Mulroney, Adam Levine, Japanese scientists, Deadline Hollywood, Nick Offerman  
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2012-06-15 12:09:15 PM  
I'm pretty sure John Carter or That's My Boy will break that method.
2012-06-15 01:11:45 PM  

Oysterman: I'm pretty sure John Carter or That's My Boy will break that method.

I dunno, Half in the Bag's review of Jack and Jill indicates Sandler has his numbers down to a science.
2012-06-15 03:15:17 PM  

Oysterman: I'm pretty sure John Carter or That's My Boy will break that method.

Depends on how large that "word of mouth" quotient is. No one seemed to care about John Carter before it came out. The advertisers were going nuts. The news was going nuts, reviewers were practically pissing themselves to get their reviews up. But I struggled to find anyone who was actually excited about it beyond the media outlets.
2012-06-15 05:31:47 PM  
FTA:By calculating the advertising budget of a film before it's released, along with the amount of time a campaign runs and its word of mouth quotient on social media, a team from Tottori University worked to predict the success of such films as Spider-Man 3 and Avatar and then compared their findings to actual box office.

, John Carter, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Wrath of the Titans... I can go on for days!

2012-06-15 06:16:33 PM  
So "not sucking" isn't a box office factor?
2012-06-16 12:43:08 AM  
They just overthink things. I use common sense to predict that The Avengers would gross $200 million. I can deal with being off a little on the positive side. Then I realize my mind works differently than others, and I understand and see things clearer than most.
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