The Effects of Word-of-mouth on the Trend of Movie Box Office Performance: Take Douban Movie’s Rating Platform as an Example
Available Online September 2018.
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- Word of mouth, Douban Movie, China’s movie market, rating of movies.
- During the slowdown in the growth of China’s movie market, word of mouth (WOM) seems to exert more influence on the trend of box office performance. The objective of this paper is to measure the impact of WOM (valence and volume) on the trend of movie box office performance, differing from previous studies which research on the total revenues of movies. We extract data from Maoyan Pro and Douban Movie, and investigate the correlation between the trend of box office performance and WOM valence and volume. We conduct our study in the context of China’s movie market while past studies are mainly based on foreign markets. We find that there exists a negative relationship between these three variables investigated.
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TY - CONF AU - Chen Guangpei PY - 2018/09 DA - 2018/09 TI - The Effects of Word-of-mouth on the Trend of Movie Box Office Performance: Take Douban Movie’s Rating Platform as an Example BT - International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development (ICEMGD 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 71 EP - 77 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemgd-18.2018.12 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemgd-18.2018.12 ID - Guangpei2018/09 ER -