Big movie stars may not have that

posted by Jason Kottke Aug 29, 2006

Big movie stars may not have that big of an effect on a movie's profit as the film industry thinks. "Looking across a sample of more than 2,000 movies exhibited between 1985 and 1996, they found that only seven actors and actresses โ€” Tom Hanks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jodie Foster, Jim Carrey, Barbra Streisand and Robin Williams โ€” had a positive impact on the box office, mostly in the first few weeks of a film's release."