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This is controlled by the studios

shadowdog
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Jan 31 2013, 11:26pm


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A few years ago, as I remember, the studios announced they were going to limit the number of weeks movies would be in theaters. As I remember it, they would pull films after 9 or 12 weeks so they could go the DVD, streaming and netflix. Their logic was based on the fact that they got a larger percentage of ticket prices for the early weeks and then the theaters kept more and more and after a certain length of time, a 100% of ticket price stayed with the theater. They wanted to switch to the other revenue streams as quickly as possible. The theaters revolted and said they would refuse to show movies from any studio that imposed the shorter run. The studios backed down a little and extended the length of time films could stay in theaters; but, still plan to limit the length of the run. On The Hobbit, you can see this with the early release of a DVD in March. So this is now the established procedure for length of films in theater release.

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Just a question about cinema showings.. Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jan 31 2013, 10:43pm
    I don't think you can really gauge it that well right now... jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jan 31 2013, 10:49pm
        I don't know hutch Send a private message to hutch Feb 5 2013, 4:56am
    Comparison to other top films of 2012 Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Jan 31 2013, 11:20pm
        I will say I am lucky to have a second run theater in my neighborhood Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Feb 1 2013, 12:15am
            Me, too! Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 1 2013, 12:26am
                What did you think of it? Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Feb 1 2013, 1:03am
        According To Boxoffice Mojo, Twilight is still running. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:41am
            You're right, AinurOlorin Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 1 2013, 2:00am
                Still going Strong in Canberra patrickk Send a private message to patrickk Feb 1 2013, 10:05pm
                Ewww hutch Send a private message to hutch Feb 5 2013, 4:50am
        Are the time frames different for animated films? Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 1 2013, 8:00pm
            Not that I know of Kristin Thompson Send a private message to Kristin Thompson Feb 1 2013, 8:14pm
                It was great! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 1 2013, 8:36pm
        Studios with early dvd releases = hutch Send a private message to hutch Feb 5 2013, 4:55am
    This is controlled by the studios shadowdog Send a private message to shadowdog Jan 31 2013, 11:26pm
    Skyfall left the cinema one week before the hobbit did imin Send a private message to imin Feb 1 2013, 12:48am
        They kept skyfall running for a month and a half in the USA while it was making less than 2 million on weekend days. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 1 2013, 1:06am
    TH opened in record-breaking numbers of theaters here in the USA. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 1 2013, 1:03am
    Here it did good Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Feb 2 2013, 7:28pm
        Crazy but true hutch Send a private message to hutch Feb 5 2013, 4:48am
    I definitely noticed it disappeared quicker grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 2 2013, 8:23pm
        my goodness hutch Send a private message to hutch Feb 5 2013, 4:46am

 
 
 

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