April 18, 2023

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 changed the movie exhibition industry forever, as theaters around the country closed their doors and streaming services racked up millions of new subscribers. At the time, some experts predicted that platforms like Netflix and Disney+ would take over the attention of moviegoers entirely as theaters gradually faded into obscurity. In the years that followed, though, the enthusiasm surrounding streaming has started to taper off as these services continue to mount up debt Continue reading

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August 3, 2021

For decades, Hollywood’s top movie stars have brokered contracts that grant them a percentage of a film’s box office earnings in addition to their multi-million dollar salaries. Then the pandemic hit last year and completely upended the industry’s long-established practice of premiering movies in theaters. Instead, studios like Disney and Warner Bros. released new titles through the streaming platforms Disney+ and HBO Max as $30 single-viewing rentals. 

Once theaters began to reopen in 2021, studios combined both of these Continue reading

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