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A film production company found that, because their movies do not cater to today’s youth, the number of moviegoers that watch their movies has decreased. To attract more moviegoers, the company intends to produce more movies with Johnny Depp and less movies with Tom Cruise.

Which of the following is the strongest reason that would explain why the company’s changes will attract more moviegoers?

A. Johnny Depp is the highest-paid actor in the movie industry today
B. Johnny Depp has shown an inclination to sign on with the production company just as Tom Cruise’s contract is about to expire
C. Today’s audiences are big fans of Johnny Depp, while Tom Cruise’s popularity is at an all-times low
D. The number of moviegoers that attend the company’s movies is 20% lower than it was 5 years ago
E. In these hard economic times moviegoers go to the cinema more often, according to studies
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I think option C --since it completes the link between moviegoers and Johnny Depp

To attract more moviegoers, the company intends to produce more movies with Johnny Depp and less movies with Tom Cruise & Today’s audiences are big fans of Johnny Depp, while Tom Cruise’s popularity is at an all-times low--Thus attracting more moviegoers as the production company wanted.
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A film production company found that, because their movies do not cater to today’s youth, the number of moviegoers that watch their movies has decreased. To attract more moviegoers, the company intends to produce more movies with Johnny Depp and less movies with Tom Cruise.

Which of the following is the strongest reason that would explain why the company’s changes will attract more moviegoers?

A. Johnny Depp is the highest-paid actor in the movie industry today
B. Johnny Depp has shown an inclination to sign on with the production company just as Tom Cruise’s contract is about to expire
C. Today’s audiences are big fans of Johnny Depp, while Tom Cruise’s popularity is at an all-times low
D. The number of moviegoers that attend the company’s movies is 20% lower than it was 5 years ago
E. In these hard economic times moviegoers go to the cinema more often, according to studies


By process of elimination, C stands out as the correct one.

A) No mention of an actor's salary being a reason for people to come to movies. Cross.
B) Again, out of scope, an actor's willingness to sign with a movies does not mean he or she will attract more audience. Cross.
C) J.D. has a lot of fans, hmm, this could actually help lure more people to watch his movies. This statement also says that T.C. is not a big attraction for people. Hold on to this option. It might be what we are looking for.
D) Again, out of scope.
E) Nothing was mentioned regarding economy.

I'll go with C.
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Choice 'C', by POE!

On an off-topic note, isn't the usage of possessive pronoun 'their' incorrectly used to refer back to the 'Company'? I believe usage of 'its' would be better accounted for.. if that is the case this question is not representative of GMAT.

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Choice 'C', by POE!

On an off-topic note, isn't the usage of possessive pronoun 'their' incorrectly used to refer back to the 'Company'? I believe usage of 'its' would be better accounted for.. if that is the case this question is not representative of GMAT.

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Good point. I would like to hear some expert's comments.

I agree with you but it seems that we are talking about a person when we refer to a company, a thinking entity.

I would still go with 'its' though.
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nafishasan60 could you please cite the source and the official answer.
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Choice 'C', by POE!

On an off-topic note, isn't the usage of possessive pronoun 'their' incorrectly used to refer back to the 'Company'? I believe usage of 'its' would be better accounted for.. if that is the case this question is not representative of GMAT.

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Good point but this could be a made up question from some random textbook.
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nafishasan60 could you please cite the source and the official answer.


Source is Jumbo Test. They were offering free tests but not answers and explanations. That is why I posted this question here.
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C would be my answer.
Definitely not a GMAT styled question. :?
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A film production company found that, because their movies do not cater to today’s youth, the number of moviegoers that watch their movies has decreased. To attract more moviegoers, the company intends to produce more movies with Johnny Depp and less movies with Tom Cruise.

Which of the following is the strongest reason that would explain why the company’s changes will attract more moviegoers?

1.moviegoers are decreasing
2.More movies with Johnny Depp will be produced
the option that support that more Johnny Depp movies will increase moviegoers that is going to strengthen
A. Johnny Depp is the highest-paid actor in the movie industry today. Out of the scope
B. Johnny Depp has shown an inclination to sign on with the production company just as Tom Cruise’s contract is about to expire. Out of the scope
C. Today’s audiences are big fans of Johnny Depp, while Tom Cruise’s popularity is at an all-times low. Correct Answer
D. The number of moviegoers that attend the company’s movies is 20% lower than it was 5 years ago. Out of the scop
E. In these hard economic times moviegoers go to the cinema more often, according to studies Out of the scope
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