Quote from: kratz on December 19, 2014, 06:11:29 AM
Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2014, 05:04:53 PM
You're right, I guess that movie exists, but I had never heard of it and I bet neither had anyone else here or really most people across the country. I think that's a little different than a major holiday movie with a couple of big name Hollywood actors from a major international movie studio like Sony and the marketing budget to go along with that. In comparison there would be no outcry over a movie nobody hears about.
Quote from: Purge on December 19, 2014, 09:22:38 PM
If one were to use a Venn diagram to show the actual footprint of people willing to buy a digital movie, on an exclusive console, the overlap is going to be a small subset. Not going to make the 44 million for production costs, or the 30 million in advertising.
I think another thing that article glosses over is that smaller movies frequently release on Xbox video (and probably other streaming services) at the same time they hit theaters or even weeks before. They act as if Comcast and their $60 Tower Heist debacle is the only time somebody has tried to release a movie to streaming near it's theatrical release date.