Monday September 18, 2017
What makes a movie a hit: good reviews or big budgets?
more stories from this episode
- Were The Handmaid's Tale and Saturday Night Live's big Emmy wins a result of our political climate?
- Pierre Kwenders is building a musical bridge between Africa and the rest of the world
- What makes a movie a hit: good reviews or big budgets?
- Giller Prize juror Lynn Coady discusses this year's "diverse and exciting" long list
- Childish Gambino, Oh Wonder and more: music from today's episode
- Full Episode
Hollywood is coming off its worst summer in decades and some industry experts have pointed to the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes as the cause, claiming a bad rating from the site could keep moviegoers away.
Yves Bergquist, data scientist and the director of the Data and Analytics Project at the University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Centre, has crunched the numbers and come up with some surprising insights into what actually makes for critical favourites and box office smashes.
— Produced by Chris Trowbridge