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Phys.Org - Doing the Math 'Predicts' Which Movies Will Be Box Office Hits

Thursday, August 22, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Researchers at Oxford University, the Central European University at Budapest, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics have developed a mathematical model using Wikipedia edit statistics that predicts Motion Picture successes seemingly far more accurately than current marketing firms do.

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"They could predict the box office takings of six out of 312 films with 99% accuracy where the predicted value was within 1% of the real value. Some 23 movies were predicted with 90% accuracy and 70 movies with an accuracy of 70% and above."


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