Box office collection of sequel movies: exploring brand extension effect
by Prem Prakash Dewani; Mohit Malhan; Sameer Mathur
J. for Global Business Advancement (JGBA), Vol. 14, No. 3, 2021

Abstract: The ever-increasing popularity of Hindi Cinema, also called Bollywood, provides a tremendous opportunity for production houses and studios. This study aims to study the role sequels play as brand extensions in this multibillion-dollar industry. In the first study, we analyse earnings for both sequels and non-sequels movies released during last three years, while accounting for various parameters that could affect a movie's performance. In the second study, we conduct an experiment to capture customers' perceptions of precursors of purchase behaviour. Results indicate that overall sequels perform better than non-sequel movies, and have higher ratings on precursors of purchase behaviour than non-sequel movies. We also found that word of mouth (WOM) publicity would be positive and higher for a sequel. Further, brand extensions through sequels also help take the load off the pre-release marketing budget. The research also opens up avenues into fields such as television series, web series, and books.

Online publication date: Fri, 30-Jul-2021

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