Theatrical moviegoing last year hit an all-time record in both the U.S./Canada ($11.85 billion) and around the globe ($41.7B) according to ComScore today, but of course, no major studio is perfect. The industry continues to be lopsided, with Disney reaping all the spoils notching an industry high of $3B stateside and a 26% market share, outdistancing No. 2 studio Warner Bros by $1.07 billion in ticket sales. Intensity remains high for all the majors to deliver events that will catapult people out of their homes in a competitive streaming world. As one major studio marketing executive has exclaimed, the prevailing philosophy is, “Please come to the movies, period. And if you do, it would be nice if you choose my movie.” While many are apt to be happy with this year’s industry success, no one is taking it for granted. Netflix and other streaming services have made a run on once-vibrant cash-cow theatrical sectors such as comedies; drama thrillers (Bird Box clocked 45M-plus views over the holiday stretch); and the independent movie awards season space with their contender Roma, which counts three Golden Globe nominations including best director Alfonso Cuarón. Related Story Lionsgate In Talks To Acquire North America On Max Winkler-Directed… Read full this story
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