Sammy Sofa wrote:Also: I see what he was saying come up repeatedly, that less people going to the movies means people are sick of blockbusters. I don't think that's the case at all; when has that ever been the case? It's usually that people are sick of or getting sick of the TYPES of blockbusters that have been coming out. There's never going to be a big swerve to smaller movies on the scale he's seemingly talking about. Never.
That said, the model is just going to have keep changing in terms of reduced box office expectations; so much of the downturn in box office revenue is due to people having so many more media options at home and on the go now (and these same options already make smaller films available to more people than any other point in film history). Yeah, they'll shift and jump all over new blockbuster trends than what's currently waning now, but nothing is ever going to bring things back to what they want; that's dumb turn of the millennium record company thinking.
Right. It's the same reason that advertisters and networks have just had to deal with the fact that ratings are way, way lower than what they used to be. Top show ratings now would've been borderline cancellation candidates 10 years ago. There's just too many options available in television. Similarly, when people have a 65" 4K tv at home, they're perfectly happy waiting for most movies to be available at home in one form or another.