Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Financial Analysis of Ghostbusters

A little bit of economic theory.
A little bit of case study.
And a little bit of a lesson Sony and Hollywood can all learn in the end.


Un Americano said...

Learned much, I did. Much, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Everybody sane would just ignore this movie and forget about it already if not the people who constantly post about how overwhelmingly bad it is. C'mon.

Anonymous said...

I've been saying this for a very long time. People do not like being preached at when trying to have a good time. If I want a sermon, I can go to church. If I want a political statement, I can go to a rally. This film was created not with entertainment in mind nearly as much as promoting and agenda. The director's and others associated with the film's defensiveness when called on it was a giveaway.

David Jravis said...

Not even the Chinese want to pirate this movie.

Anonymous said...

An interesting analysis. I liked the simple descriptions of how profit is produced and how it is necessary.

I would like to add some more detail to the 'sales' the movie has made. Generally, a studio takes in a large percentage of the ticket receipts in the first week, then as time goes on, take a smaller and smaller percentage. Say, for the sake of argument, Sony take 75% of the cash people handed over for their tickets in the first week. Week 2, Sony may only take 60%. Week 3, perhaps 50% or even less.

So the whole numbers thing is even worse than they are letting on. Imagine how much popcorn would need to cost if cinemas had to hand over 100% of the ticket sales!

J Guenther said...

Compensation for risk seems to be the part that libtards fail to grasp.