9. Hollywood and Its Global Audiences: A Comparative Study of the Biggest Box Office Hits in the United States and outside the United States Since the 1970s

  1. Richard Maltby2,
  2. Daniel Biltereyst3 and
  3. Philippe Meers4
  1. Peter Krämer

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch9

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

How to Cite

Krämer, P. (2011) Hollywood and Its Global Audiences: A Comparative Study of the Biggest Box Office Hits in the United States and outside the United States Since the 1970s, in Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (eds R. Maltby, D. Biltereyst and P. Meers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Flinders University, South Australia

  2. 3

    Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

  3. 4

    University of Antwerp, Belgium

Author Information

  1. University of East Anglia, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199490

Online ISBN: 9781444396416

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Keywords:

  • Hollywood and its global audiences - biggest box office hits in United States, outside, since the 1970s;
  • Hollywood's, part in life of non-American film audiences - cultural and ideological influences;
  • audiences' influence around the world - Hollywood's output, sharing Hollywood's income generated in their countries;
  • Hollywood's domestic and foreign theatrical markets - leaving non-theatrical film markets aside;
  • major export markets, Hollywood's revenues - foreign theatrical distribution, small number of countries;
  • eight markets, and American film industry's international theatrical revenues - small fraction of worldwide paid cinema admissions;
  • Hollywood, box-office returns from foreign markets - its trade press and websites;
  • films based on classic American comic strips - less successful in foreign markets;
  • Germany, one of Hollywood's - sources of revenues, 10% of Hollywood's foreign box office;
  • film's success at American box office - not straight into success abroad, but in export market as a whole

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Major Export Markets

  • Domestic Versus Export Hits

  • Case Study: Germany

  • Conclusion

  • References