Hollywood's Likely Response:
said by HOLLYWOOD CEOs :
"Just imagine how much we would have made without piracy. It was a 10.7 billion dollar year with piracy. It would have been a 30 billion dollar year without it."
Re: Not in favor of stupid laws but...
said by rradina:And the numbers quoted here are for THEATER showings & not the DVD and streaming sales and cable VOD that make up most of the revenue for the studios. It is that revenue that covers costs and makes a movie profitable - not theater income.
Don't we all look at our paychecks and wonder what we could do with the money that's removed to pay for government? Isn't it human nature for Hollywood to look at the $10.7B and wonder if it would be $10.8B without piracy?
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said by rradina:..and I know of a handful of movies that the trailer doesn't even come close to.
All you get is a trailer. That's the way it worked before technology allowed acquisition before payment.
So, is that false advertising when the movie actually sucks?
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said by rradina:There's been a couple that came close. Good thing I didn't pay full price (Bargain Matinee) or I'd been pissed.
I suppose you could ask the theater or studio for a refund. Good luck with that.
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I ain't going ever again. I am never again going to the theaters, after what happen last time me and my brothers were there.. Kids throwing pop corn, people talking over top of the movie nearly the entire time, can't hear a word sometimes what the characters in the movie are saying, kids jumping all in front of you and stuff. Sitting in front would help but I like to sit back a little ways to help enjoy the movie, but how can i when theres kids jumping all around me screaming, throwing pop corn and stuff?? You expect me to waist $12 on a movie theater and enjoy it? I try other theaters but no luck so guess what? I go out and get a rental copy from say the red box and watch at my place... movie theaters? You can *SUCK IT*
Another reason why I quit going is Because of what happen this past year, with the joker coming into the place and shooting up everyone.. Thats no fun at all!
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Re: Just think of the overall revenues if the MPAA
said by Bill Neilson:Amen!!
got off their lazy, fat asses and stopped paying the insane lawyer fees for the insane lawsuits that they file.
And then learn how to use the current technology to their advantage instead of fighting against it, might help?
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