[R] Movie Question

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Sun Jan 23 09:46:08 CET 2011

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 10:07 PM, Matt Curcio <matt.curcio.ri at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I am wondering if anyone is aware of any studies that draw a
> relationship between an actor and their box office gross for a movie.
> In other words, is anybody aware of any databases that contain box
> office movie grosses, actor & director info., advertising budget, etc,
> etc. [ I did a quick google search and did not find much right off but
> will keep looking.]  I would assume that movie companies, and even
> actors managers must have done or (more realistically) have access to
> statistical analysis on the average returns for any one actor,
> director, etc, etc.
> I would think that this would be a great little project.

 Did you not spot that the IMDB makes its data files available:


 Read the docs and check the licensing info:



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