Rotten Tomatoes isn’t actually responsible for Hollywood’s woes, a data scientist finds

Some Hollywood studios blamed Rotten Tomatoes for sinking their terrible movies this summer.

Critically panned titles like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Baywatch tanked at the US box office early in the season and set the pace for flops that followed, like The Mummy and The Dark Tower. Meanwhile, movies that critics loved like Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Dunkirk soared at cinemas.

It gave the impression that Rotten Tomatoes, a movie-review aggregation site that t

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