said by rradina:
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?
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.--
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.