Sharon Duncan- Brewster
Film Title Release (m/yr)
Note: Film Rentals is the amount received by Distributors from Theaters/Exhibitors. A film's profitability may be assessed when estimated world film rentals approach/equal/exceed estimated production cost. DVD, Television, Digital and Ancillary revenues are then added and production, marketing and other costs deducted (Cost variables may affect this calculation).
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Approximately one half of the films released each year in the U.S. avoid the considerable marketing costs of a wide release in theaters and go directly to digital and other media often taking them into profit. A substantial number are made for and streamed by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, Apple, Peacock, HBO and similar platforms.