Rentrak will partner with the U.K.-based company to “improve the efficiency of the global movie market through advanced data science and real-time movie measurement.”
Rentrak says the new behavioral models will help studios design better film release schedules. Gower Street Analytics can do this through analyzing the competitive landscape, holidays and even weather patterns.
"By combining Gower Street's industry knowledge and technical expertise with Rentrak's box-office and television information, we are set to create the standard in theatrical distribution data analytics," said David Kosse, non-executive director of Gower Street Analytics.
Rentrak has provided weekly worldwide box-office revenue results through its Box Office Essentials service for more than a decade.
In late September, digital media researcher comScore announced a deal to buy TV/film researcher Rentrak. Industry analysts talked up the combination as a potential competitor to Nielsen.
At the time, stock market analysts valued the comScore-Rentrak deal at more than $800 million. Rentrak will become a wholly owned business of comScore.