Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE ) says that "social buzz" is a huge predictor of box office success. If true, then Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) could see a huge influx of business from studios following its IPO, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.
Adobe revealed its findings in a recent blog post. The most important, Tim says, is that positive social mentions can predict a box-office winner. Fast & Furious 6 fits that model, Adobe says, while post-release reaction to The Conjuring also proved telling. If the trend holds -- if social buzz really is that important -- then studios could adjust their marketing budgets to purchase more sponsored tweets, Tim says.
Why Twitter and not Facebook or another social network? Adobe's findings also show a dramatic rise in online movie ticket purchases made via smartphone. Twitter, more than any other social network, is optimized for tablets and handsets. More than 63% of the microblogger's revenue comes from mobile sources.
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