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The first day of the release of the movie saw a great turnout. However, a significant proportion of viewers came out of the movie theaters disappointed. Clearly, the movie won’t fare well in terms of viewership.

Which one of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion above?

A- The reaction of viewers who watched the movie on the first day will be available to those who are still to watch the movie.

B- Among the movies whose first day performers was disappointing, hardly any movie went on to become successful.

C- People differed in their opinions regarding which part of the movie was most disappointing.

D- People who go to watch a movie on the first day are movie enthusiasts who are quick to watch new movies but also as quick to disparage them for trivial reasons.

E- Movie goers lay far greater trust on the reviews by movie critiques than on the opinions of the first day movie viewers.

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The first day of the release of the movie saw a great turnout. However, a significant proportion of viewers came out of the movie theaters disappointed. Clearly, the movie won’t fare well in terms of viewership.

Which one of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion above?

A- The reaction of viewers who watched the movie on the first day will be available to those who are still to watch the movie.

B- Among the movies whose first day performers was disappointing, hardly any movie went on to become successful.

C- People differed in their opinions regarding which part of the movie was most disappointing.

D- People who go to watch a movie on the first day are movie enthusiasts who are quick to watch new movies but also as quick to disparage them for trivial reasons.

E- Movie goers lay far greater trust on the reviews by movie critiques than on the opinions of the first day movie viewers.


Breaking down our passage, we have:
1. first day had great turnout
2. (but) was disappointing for many
3. (therefore) movie will not succeed.

As the logic is extremely clear, we'll first try to infer our answer, a Precise approach.
To weaken the argument, we need to show that (2) does not imply (3), i.e to break the link between 'disappointment on the first day' and failure. An immediate likely guess is that movie success doesn't depend on how people feel after they see the movie but based on how many arrive to it in the first place. Another way is to say that the first day is somehow significantly different for some reason and therefore not indicative.

Looking at our answers, (D) is exactly our second option and is therefore correct.
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Why is the answer not E?


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E- Movie goers lay far greater trust on the reviews by movie critiques than on the opinions of the first day movie viewers.

Option E suggests that movie goers may far greater trust on movie critiques, but leaves open the possibility of the critiques finding the movie to be a disappointment as well. We are not provided with any information about the movie critiques and thus this option leaves open a tiny window for counter argument / for the movie to STILL not fare well in terms of viewership.



D- People who go to watch a movie on the first day are movie enthusiasts who are quick to watch new movies but also as quick to disparage them for trivial reasons.

What is meant by this option is that the first day goers may have critiqued the movie as a disappointing one for trivial reasons; thus, the same might not help us make a conclusion about the overall viewership. A majority of people (not the first day goers) may find the movie worth a watch without any complaints (this can be said because of the usage of the word "trivial")

I would choose option D because it doesn't have any gaps that'd need to be filled (and because option E does have one of those)

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