As Netflix continues to partner with A-list talent like Will Smith and Martin Scorsese, and studio juggernauts like Disney announce plans to stream their own content, SOF asks: is the theater experience in danger of becoming a thing of the past? Are streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon destined to become our box office future?
- Domestic movie theater attendance hit a 25-year low in 2017 — Even with higher ticket prices, domestic revenue also dropped 2.7 percent from last year, from $11.4 billion to $11.1 billion.
- Bright proves that Netflix can do blockbusters — but most blockbusters aren’t that exciting — Netflix plants a flag in the ground with the Will Smith fantasy-action film, and things can only go up from here
- Disney Is Dumping Netflix And Launching New Streaming Apps — For now, no Marvel or Lucasfilm movies will be part of the app, but Disney’s CEO says the company has also considered a “Star Wars” streaming service.
- Steven Soderbergh's New App Will Change How You Watch TV — The script for it is more than 500 pages long and was written *after* most of the story was laid out using all of those notecards
- Congress Took $101 Million in Donations from the ISP Industry — Here’s How Much Your Lawmaker Got — Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and others spread their money far and wide to influence your government