Statistics Saturday: Bowery Boys movie titles reused by more successful projects

  • High Society (1955)
  • Live Wires (1948)
  • Leaving Las Vegas (1956)
  • Ghost Busters (1951)
  • Hot Shots (1956)
  • Romancing the Stone (1956)
  • Rise of the Skywalkers (1948)
  • Family Feud (1952)
  • Schoolboys in Disgrace (1949)
  • Broadcast News (1947)
  • Master Minds (1949)
  • In Living Color (1946)
  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (1958)

Not listed:

  • Dr Jekyll and Ms Hyde (1946) as it was more successful than the other movie with that title
  • Ghosts On The Loose (1943) as this was released as an East Side Kids rather than a Bowery Boys title
  • No Holds Barred (1952) as it is in a statistical tie with the Hulk Hogan film of the same name

Reference: The Historical Roots of Elementary Mathematics, Lucas NH Bunt, Phillip S Jones, Jack D Bedient.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: Bowery Boys movie titles reused by more successful projects”

    1. They unfortunately don’t make the list for the same technical point that they were part of the East Side Kids series, I’m afraid.

      But there’s also the fascinating point that the 1942 ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ — featuring the gang trying to save the clubhouse, which gets them to a Coney Island rocket ride that somehow gets them to actual Venus, where Huntz Hall (of course) has to box the champion of Mars to save Leo Gorcey from marrying the King of Venus’s daughter — actually made more money than the 1979 film, once you adjust for ticket price inflation.


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