Comments on: More arguments for box-office futures A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: HBC Tue, 18 May 2010 11:57:02 +0000 Taking derivative positions on box-office futures would be OK if it were only a game. Seeing what it’s done to manufacturing and real estate, it probably never should be more than that.

Will Gervais and Merchant make bank with epic PPV trilogy Extras @ The Box Office? You bet.

By: ReformedBroker Mon, 17 May 2010 23:38:02 +0000 Touche!

I think I’ve got you on point 2 (the majority of remakes and sequels are indeed awful and many more will get made because of bigger open possibility)

and on point 6 (no one is exempt from insider trading in equity options derivative market, where regulators turn first upon any suspicions. Also, recall the Deep Throat-esque clandestine meetings to obtain orange juice futures-influencing crop reports in the film Trading Places, while we’re talking movies.)

a good debate either way :)


By: OnTheTimes Mon, 17 May 2010 23:06:05 +0000 It will be a shame if the public doesn’t get the right to bet on box office receipts. Just think of the potential business for dartboards, or for renting monkeys that are able to out-guess studio executives.