Researchers find Megaupload shutdown hurt box office revenues, despite gains for blockbusters

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    Nov 25, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/11/24/researchers-find-megaupload-shutdown-had-a-negative-effect-on-box-office-revenues/
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    Nov 25, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    Are they sure the drop in revenue for box office is a direct cause of the shutdown of Megaupload and other pirating websites? I think the bigger factor that is causing people to watch movie less is the continuous worsening of economy almost everywhere around the world.
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    Nov 25, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    Interesting article, I read something similar to this a few months ago.

    For me, I love going to the movies. Going to theaters with friends or family will never get old except for the fact the amount of showtimes and movies available to watch might decrease because of the increasing PPV and VOD.
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    Nov 25, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    it all has to do with marketing. smaller-named movies that couldnt afford the commercials, web advertisements, etc were not able to get their names out. as opposed to movies like skyfall, which has made $161million in 2 weeks and its being played on over 3500 screens.
    “In all specifications we find that the shutdown had a negative, yet in some cases insignificant effect on box office revenues."
    the bigger the movie the more money you will make.
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    Nov 25, 2012 7:42 AM GMT
    Eh, $18 IMAX-3d and revenues still went down?

    Lets see, there's the $4.50 a gallon guzzoline and the general economy.

    Can't wait to pay $24 for soda/popcorn for two...again.icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 25, 2012 7:47 AM GMT
    I was never crazy about going to the movies even before the high ticket prices and the tanking economy.

    I guess it's because I always found theaters to be uncomfortable. Always absurdly cold, rather dirty, people on their phone, crappy and overpriced concessions, etc. Not to mention I tend to pee a lot, which means missing quite a few chunks of any movie.