People around the world love movies. Huge Blockbuster hits like Harry Potter, the Avengers, and The Fault in Our Stars made millions of dollars worldwide. But which movie genre is the best genre to invest in and around the world? For this project, students will be able to pick two movie genres and three different movies within each genre to determine the best movie genre of all time by looking at the gross profit the movie made around the world. They will share their data with the rest of the class to get a good sample size before determining means, standard deviation, and creating box and whisker plots. Students should use the data to defend which genre they found to be the most popular and which genre they would invest money in.
A way to expand on this project is to give students other gross profits for a certain genre and have them determine what percentile the movie would fall in or have students create a standard bell curve with the data that they recorded.