Does Originality Pay in Hollywood?

September 24th, 2013

Does it pay to be original in Hollywood any longer? As summer blockbusters become larger financial risks, more and more studios are turning towards pre-established material in a bid for assured success. This begs the questions, is originality still paying off in the film industry or does success now ride on its source material? We’ve segmented summer blockbuster films from 2000 to 2013 to see if this trend in films has been paying off. We analyzed originality vs. “un-originality” in a few different ways to dig into this question. Let’

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