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Yes - this happens all the time, and there are hundreds of larger-budget films that go directly to DVD either because test screenings fell flat or the distributors got cold feet. Big names including Pacino, Statham and Butler are not immune to this, and to prevent this question and answer turning into a long list, here is a link to Hollywood.com which ...


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The iTunes trailer for John Dies at the End proclaims that it will be available online, "everywhere" from december 2012 before its cinema release in January 2013. Of course by "everywhere" they mean the USA and nowhere else. By "everywhere", they're not referring to geography, they're referring to the various digital storefronts where movies can be ...


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The people who pick which films to release on Criterion already seem like fans of the director, Wes Anderson, having released all of his previous features (except his newest, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel which has not been released theatrically yet). Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The ...


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First, let's clear up a misconception. Films don't normally "come out on the same day". It is more common for this to happen nowadays, but many films still have several weeks or months between American release and European/worldwide release. (10 years ago, in the UK we had to wait 6 months in most cases.) There are several reasons why films are released at ...


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The gimmick in Gremlins 2: The New Batch with the projector is actually inspired by the film The Tingler which first introduced it. Apparently The Tinger was screened in theaters and in drive-ins. When the film went black a voice warned: Ladies and gentlemen, please do not panic. But scream! Scream for your lives! The Tingler is loose in this theater! ...


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In this context, collections and receipts have the same meaning and are interchangeable. As for who receives the monies, that is based on a sliding scale. The percentage that goes to theater owner and distributor changes depending on how long a movie stays at a theater. The longer a theater shows a film, the greater the percentage of the ticket price goes ...


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The Internet Movie Database lists the budget on the main page of a movie under the heading Box Office. I haven't yet found a resource for television budgets. It seems accountability is less. The reasons I've found so far are Many actors want their salaries secret. Since tickets are not sold, "weekend profits" is less a marketing tool. Advertisers do ...


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A: It costs too much. A simplistic analogy is a new college graduate saying, “You know, I’m just going to buy 10 houses at the same time and sell them all on the same day and make millions” – vs. buying, selling, buying selling, to build equity, to learn the product/markets along the way, and to spread the insane distribution negotiation process out. So – ...



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