TABLE 2

Descriptive Characteristics of Movies Coded

Movie CharacteristicData
Year released, % (n)
 201223 (7)
 201332 (10)
 201429 (9)
 201516 (5)
MPAA rating, % (n)
 Ga6 (2)
 PGb94 (29)
Domestic box-office revenuec
 Range, $ (millions)71.0–400.7
 Median, $ (millions)177.0
 Mean (SD), $ (millions)182.1 (84.9)
 Sum total, $ (billions)5.6
  • a An MPAA G rating signifies that the film is intended for general audiences and that all ages can be admitted.

  • b An MPAA PG rating signifies that parental guidance is suggested and that some material may not be suitable for children.

  • c The range, median, and mean (SD) represent domestic box-office revenue per individual movie. The sum total represents the domestic gross box-office revenue for all 31 movies included in the study.