DeAnna Burghart said: “First of all, movie theatres are a red herring. Don’t include them in the calculation. They make almost 0 money off of those tickets; they make money off of concessions.”
I’d love to see the source for this claim. I did a quick bit of Google-research last year and found it was more like: “[Screen Digest] estimate that concessions accounted for 20% of the gross revenues of U.S. exhibitors in the year 2000. They further estimate that those sales accounted for approximately 40% of profits.” And AMC’s ticket sales accounted for 67% of revenues in 2001, compared to 28% from concessions.
The sources I found are linked to from this comment: http://www.kottke.org/05/07/economics-movies-popcorn#18828
5 November 2005.
you’re making me want to work at yahoo less and less now tom.
8 November 2005.
My initial reaction was much like yours, and the commenters above.
But part of me also thinks… these are people who have volunteered for a reality TV show. However suggestible they are, maybe they’ve decided that the usual levels of reality TV humiliation are worth the fun / fame / money that will result? Does anyone really think these people have signed up without it occurring to them that they might be made fools of?
18 November 2005.
Good to see you’re in one piece. Take it very easy…
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