We think about leading indicators for a movies’ success a lot and naturally, Search is a big part of that. But the bigger consideration is the overall mix of signals, of which Search is just one.
We were inspired by the FiveThirtyEight feature The Next Bechdel Test wanted to use FLIQ to extend this work. We’re going to dramatically increase the scope of this analysis from 50 movies to over 1,900, analyze the trend over time and highlight the data gaps that still exist so that we can more clearly understand the data does and does not tell us about gender balance in movies.
With the release of Black Panther only two days away, the hype train for the movie is at full steam. In analytical terms, what does all this activity tell us about what will happen when the movie opens in theaters on Thursday?
We’ve just deployed the inaugural release of FLIQ and are super excited, little nervous and can’t wait to see what everyone thinks.