A Social Network Analysis of Successful Movies with Complex Networks

  • Victória Patrícia Aires UFAM
  • Fabíola G. Nakamura UFAM
  • Eduardo F. Nakamura UFAM


Social networks are useful to represent social relationships like friendship and work. In a movie, they can represent the relationship between characthers. These networks are called character networks. In this scientific initiation, we are interested in analyse the character networks of five successful movies at box office: Avatar, Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Avengers and Frozen. The aim is to check if there is some kind of pattern in the social networks of these movies. The results show that the character networks have similarities that may be related to their perfomance at box office. Furthermore, we show that the analysis with centrality measures and communities detection reflects the main characters and the story’s main nuclei.
AIRES, Victória Patrícia ; NAKAMURA, Fabíola G. ; NAKAMURA, Eduardo F.. A Social Network Analysis of Successful Movies with Complex Networks. In: WORKSHOP DE TRABALHOS DE INICIAÇÃO CIENTÍFICA - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS MULTIMÍDIA E WEB (WEBMEDIA) , 2017, Gramado. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2017 . p. 99-102. ISSN 2596-1683.