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blockbustermentality Work by yourself and analyzing the all-time USA Box office movies •What are some of the patterns in the list? What do they mean? •How many target young audiences? Which ones? Why are they high-grossing? •How many included animation? Which ones? Why are they highgrossing? •How many movies are part of a series? Why are they high-grossing? •What kinds of films get left out of the mix? Hits like Forrest Gump and The Sixth Sense, which may have had big budget releases but lack some of the other attributes of blockbusters, are clearly anomalies of the blockbuster mentality. •What films are do you think are excellent and would have been a bigger hit with better promotion and wider distribution?

blockbustermentality Work by yourself and analyzing the all-time USA Box office movies •What are some of the patterns in the list? What do they mean? •How many target young audiences? Which ones? Why are they high-grossing? •How many included animation? Which ones? Why are they highgrossing? •How many movies are part of a series? Why are they high-grossing? •What kinds of films get left out of the mix? Hits like Forrest Gump and The Sixth Sense, which may have had big budget releases but lack some of the other attributes of blockbusters, are clearly anomalies of the blockbuster mentality. •What films are do you think are excellent and would have been a bigger hit with better promotion and wider distribution?


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