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Early reviews of the film “Bonaparte! The Musical” were glowing,

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Early reviews of the film “Bonaparte! The Musical” were glowing, but that did not seem to change the viewing plans of the American public; surveys in a few major cities both before and after the release of those early reviews reflected virtually no change in the low number of people who planned to see the movie in the theaters. However, despite all expectations, the movie’s ticket sales surged a few weeks after its initial release, and it became the surprise hit of the summer.

The discrepancy in these facts can best be reconciled by which of the following, if true?

A) The movie was in limited release in a few major cities during the first few weeks, but was then released nationwide.
B) Reviews had been positive for a number of summer movie flops, and so movie-goers had stopped putting credence in their praise.
C) Positive reviews were available in a variety of media outlets, including radio and magazines.
D) The movie “Big Explosions! Part II” also got excellent reviews during the same time period.
E) Many respected bloggers wrote about seeing and enjoying the movie, beginning about two months after its release

Please explain why is A better than E. Don t we need any additional reason that will explain such a popularity. I think A does not provide any such reason. So just because it is released in a larger number of cities this time, can t we expect the old patterns to continue ? I think E is better. Please help.

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Re: Early reviews of the film “Bonaparte! The Musical” were glowing,  [#permalink]

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To me this is quite straightforward.
Were you able to get the discrepancy here?

Although the film received rave reviews, the viewing pattern did not change in "few Major cities".
This was supported by the fact that " low number of movie goers went to watch the movie"

In other words, Movie watchers were not influenced by the good review of the movie.

But it was observed in the later few weeks that movie picked its pace and became a hit : supporting fact : movie ticket's sale increased

so what could be the reason here ? why did the movie became hit if the reviews were not taken seriously in the first hand?

So the new information which A brings is the filling logic which we need here to make both the statement correct standing tall with the conclusion

less sale in few major cities + good sales in other cities = high number of tickets sale.

lets see E - what is it doing?
Many respected bloggers wrote about seeing and enjoying the movie, beginning about two months after its release
But doesn't it tell the same thing what we already know - we already know that the movie has received good reviews , but movie watchers are not basing their judgement at the back of these review? didn't the pattern tell us that : it's not a new info
In other words, Movie watchers were not influenced by the good review of the movie.
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Re: Early reviews of the film “Bonaparte! The Musical” were glowing,  [#permalink]

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E) Many respected bloggers wrote about seeing and enjoying the movie, beginning about two months after its release
Another reason why E wrong is bloggers wrote good things about the movie after 2 months and if we see in the argument However, despite all expectations, the movie’s ticket sales surged a few weeks after its initial release, and it became the surprise hit of the summer. it is mentioned that sale surged a few weeks. SO sales increased before the bloggers comment. SO E is out of scope. Correct me if it is wrong?

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In option E, bloggers started writing after two months of the release but in statement it is mentioned that the surge in the tickets started after few weeks. Hence option A is correct.
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A) The movie was in limited release in a few major cities during the first few weeks, but was then released nationwide.
This explains why the sales increased over the next few weeks as the movie was released nationwide. Correct
B) Reviews had been positive for a number of summer movie flops, and so movie-goers had stopped putting credence in their praise.
It does not explain the reason for the increase in the sales
C) Positive reviews were available in a variety of media outlets, including radio and magazines.
Out of Scope.
D) The movie “Big Explosions! Part II” also got excellent reviews during the same time period.
Out of Scope.
E) Many respected bloggers wrote about seeing and enjoying the movie, beginning about two months after its release
Argument does not say that people actually read the bloggers. It cannot be used to determine the increase in sales. Out of Scope.
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bkpolymers1617 wrote:
Early reviews of the film “Bonaparte! The Musical” were glowing, but that did not seem to change the viewing plans of the American public; surveys in a few major cities both before and after the release of those early reviews reflected virtually no change in the low number of people who planned to see the movie in the theaters. However, despite all expectations, the movie’s ticket sales surged a few weeks after its initial release, and it became the surprise hit of the summer.

The discrepancy in these facts can best be reconciled by which of the following, if true?

A) The movie was in limited release in a few major cities during the first few weeks, but was then released nationwide.
B) Reviews had been positive for a number of summer movie flops, and so movie-goers had stopped putting credence in their praise.
C) Positive reviews were available in a variety of media outlets, including radio and magazines.
D) The movie “Big Explosions! Part II” also got excellent reviews during the same time period.
E) Many respected bloggers wrote about seeing and enjoying the movie, beginning about two months after its release

Please explain why is A better than E. Don t we need any additional reason that will explain such a popularity. I think A does not provide any such reason. So just because it is released in a larger number of cities this time, can t we expect the old patterns to continue ? I think E is better. Please help.


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bkpolymers1617 wrote:
Early reviews of the film “Bonaparte! The Musical” were glowing, but that did not seem to change the viewing plans of the American public; surveys in a few major cities both before and after the release of those early reviews reflected virtually no change in the low number of people who planned to see the movie in the theaters. However, despite all expectations, the movie’s ticket sales surged a few weeks after its initial release, and it became the surprise hit of the summer.

The discrepancy in these facts can best be reconciled by which of the following, if true?

A) The movie was in limited release in a few major cities during the first few weeks, but was then released nationwide.
B) Reviews had been positive for a number of summer movie flops, and so movie-goers had stopped putting credence in their praise.
C) Positive reviews were available in a variety of media outlets, including radio and magazines.
D) The movie “Big Explosions! Part II” also got excellent reviews during the same time period.
E) Many respected bloggers wrote about seeing and enjoying the movie, beginning about two months after its release

Please explain why is A better than E. Don t we need any additional reason that will explain such a popularity. I think A does not provide any such reason. So just because it is released in a larger number of cities this time, can t we expect the old patterns to continue ? I think E is better. Please help.


Hey nightblade354 again :)

Please put the highlighted part into spoiler.

Thanks!


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