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Box Office Bomb: The Short Life of Popcorn Prediction Markets

Once upon a time, box office futures could have changed Hollywood. And for two short days, they sort of did. But—in the midst of the financial crisis of 2008—lawmakers in Washington, D.C., had other ideas.

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Moneyballing the Movies: How the Box Office Became a Sport

Every weekend, new releases are graded on their box office returns. How did covering the movie business become a haven for statheads?