Searching for the picture: forecasting UK cinema admissions making use of Google Trends data

C. Hand, Guy Judge

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Abstract

This article investigates whether Google Trends search information can improve forecasts of cinema admissions. Using monthly data for the United Kingdom for the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2008, we examine various forecasting models that incorporate Google Trends search information. We find clear evidence that Google Trends data on searches relevant to cinema visits (as opposed to searches for specific films) do have the potential to increase the accuracy of cinema admissions forecasting models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1055
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012

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