Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Celebrity Business Analyst has released an analysis on the reasons why some major Hollywood blockbusters make their debuts internationally before being shown in the U.S. According to a May 27 CBS News report, production companies find this practice to be more profitable. Along with its discussion, Celebrity Business Analyst includes a list of what movies tend to do better when released overseas first.
Dave Karger, a correspondent for Fandango, says that blockbuster films sometimes make up to 80% of their box office gross outside of the United States. With that figure in mind, CelebrityBusinessAnalyst.com agrees with this common practice and thinks releasing films abroad first is a smart move. “Not only does this increase immediately create a buzz about the film’s success,” says Celebrity Business Analyst’s head writer, “but it also inspires more interest in the countries where the movie hasn’t been released yet. Contribute it to an ‘I want what they have’ attitude. It’s a smart business practice.”
The types of movies that tend to make their debuts abroad are animated movies and large-scale action films that already have a fan base. Superhero and science fiction movies are prime examples. For instance, Star Trek Into Darkness played in several other countries, including the U.K. and Australia, before its May 16 debut in the United States. A huge franchise with a history like Star Trek garners worldwide attention. The first Star Trek series was released in 1966, and since then has become a pop culture phenomenon whether seen on satellite tv or originally on the big screen. C.B.A knows it would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t at least heard mention of the franchise or its characters. Therefore, Celebrity Business Analyst agrees that releasing the film first into the market where it will make the majority of its box office gross is a simple matter of common sense. Once the figures and reviews start rolling in, the hype only grows in the U.S., stirring more and more interest in the American market.
CelebrityBusinessAnalyst.com commented on this trend today amid a number of summer blockbusters that have been or are being released abroad before being shown in the United States. With up to 80% of some films’ gross income coming from the international market, Celebrity Business Analyst calls this practice “good business tactics.”
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Celebrity Business Analyst is a website that takes an interest in how the movie industry runs. It analyzes stars’ salaries and what it takes for favorite movies to be made.