Movie Case Study

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Movie Case Study This case study is comprised of a sample of one hundred movies with the following four variables: opening gross sales, total gross sales, number of theaters, and weeks in top 60. The four variables are used to analyze the motion picture industry, and show the descriptive statistic of the variables and to analyze the results. The results will show the high performance outliers of the motion picture industry and why. The correlation between total gross sales and each variable will be shown and will be accompanied by X, Y scatter graphs. At completion of this case study the reader will understand the following descriptive statistics mean, standard deviation, sample deviation, and range for all four variables, and the…show more content…
This number will be based on not only the popularity of the movie but also the expected traffic of the movie. * The mean of the number of theatres is 1277.94, this is the average number of theatres the movies are shown in. * The standard deviation of the number of theatres is 1378.689 this shows the deviation from the mean which is because of some movies that are shown in a large amount of theatres and some movies are only shown in a few movie theatres. * The sample variance for the number of theatres is 1900785, this can be also attributed to the popularity of movies some being very popular and shown in a large amount of theatres and some less popular and only being shown in a few movie theatres. * The range of the number of theatres is 3905, once again the lowest value is very low and hardly effects the highest value. So this shows the difference between the movies that are shown in the most theatres and the movies that are shown in the least theatres. The fourth variable is number of weeks in top 60; this variable shows the level of popularity of the movie and how long it remained in the top 60 most popular movies. This variable has the least correlation with total gross sales. * The mean of number of weeks in top 60 is 8.68, which means the average amount of time a movie spends in the top 60 which would round up to nine weeks, if a movie spent less than

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