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Old June 22 2013, 05:40 PM   #2359
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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That's conjecture. What does it even mean in this case, to "average out"?
Because I want to know how many people saw it total, so local theatres don't matter.
Well, if that's the data you're after, then fine. However, you don't even need to know anything about "averaging out" for that.

My point in raising the examples was that, without the consideration of additional data, that alone doesn't correspond to what one means by the term "popularity" (or, for that matter, even the term "interest").

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Conditions are just so radically different across the decades that there is simply no fair way to compare films from differing eras.
Yep. It's an apples-to-oranges world.
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