A blog about skepticism, atheism and the freedom of not believing in irrational or magical thoughts.
I am not going to use this blog to attack religions, but instead talk about how throwing off the mental shackles of belief has been a freeing experience.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Another link dump.
People still think that Disney bought tickets for CM.
By page 3 of results, we get individual showtimes for the movie.
No theater manager (let’s call them Group B) is ever mentioned by name. No theatre and times were ever given.
AMC (let’s call them part of Group B, but they could be financially Group C) has a database of ticket sales and concession sales that can be checked.
Compare the number of ticket sales vs. concession sales and see if CM is an outlier; that is more ticket sales vs. average ticket sales. Compare the weeks of release across all theatres. Compare to other Marvel movies and perform a t-test to see if there is a significant difference in sales. Adjust for summer releases when more concessions are sold.
Buy Disney stock (Stockholders, Group D). When the next quarter happens, request a full stockholder report and look for anomalies in accounting. Of course, you will need a degree in forensic accounting.
We now have 3-4 groups, A, B, C, and D that all have a vested financial interest in the success of any movie and this movie in particular. Each and every member of these groups need to be on board with this plan and NONE of them can talk about it. In six months no one has come forward with this. No manager has talked about, no theatre company has demanded new contract terms because of this from Disney/Buena Vista. No shareholder has raised a complaint over lost money (buying tickets costs money that is not recapped in box office gross). Plus polling sites like PostTrak and CinemaScore’s own data disputes the “empty theatre” hoax.
There is no data to support this claim. Nothing that even passes the “sniff” test.