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Mainstream film

Parent categories: mainstream - film

Related: blockbuster - first-run movie theatre - general audience - Hollywood - movie theatre

One can safely regard Hollywood, or the American film industry, as the pinnnacle of mainstream.

Subgenres: mainstream erotic movies


Mainstream films can best be defined as films that know a wide release and play in first run theatres (A movie theater that runs primarily mainstream film fare from the major film companies and distributors, during the initial release period of each film). Being sold at Amazon.com or its affiliates can also be an indicator. Hollywood movies are usually considered mainstream. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainstream#In_film [Dec 2005]

Wide release

Wide release is a term in the American motion picture industry for a motion picture that is playing nationally (as opposed to a few theatres in cities such as New York and Los Angeles) and on thousands (rather than hundreds) of screens. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_release [Oct 2005]

Bestsellers and the mainstream film industry

Bestsellers play a significant role in the mainstream movie industry. There is a long-standing Hollywood practice of turning fiction bestsellers into feature films. Many, if not the majority, of modern movie "classics" began as bestsellers. On the Publisher's Weekly fiction bestsellers of the year charts, we find: #2. The Godfather (1969); #1. Love Story (1970); #2. The Exorcist (1971); #3. Jaws (1974); among many others. Several of each year's fiction bestsellers are sooner or later made into high profile movies. Being a bestseller novel in the US over the last 40 years has guaranteed a first crack at being turned into a big budget, wide release movie. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestseller [Apr 2005]

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