Movie Tycoon

Group Members

Yue Guan, Ishita Batra, Douglas Dolitsky, Anton Ivlev


The motivation of this project is to make a web application that allows people to see how successful they might be as a movie producer. Users can enter the names of the actors and directors, etc. in their hypothetical movie, and our prediction model will provide an expected rating for the movie based on the parameters provided. The user will gain earnings which they can later spend on making movies with a bigger budget. We were inspired by the Tycoon games (Zoo Tycoon, Rollercoaster Tycoon), in which users create products and earn money, and so we would like to correlate this rating to box office earnings (working on the assumption that higher ratings result in higher earnings). The user can then see how much money their hypothetical movie would make.