Dept. of Pots and Kettles
June 23rd, 2015

Here’s an interesting take on the economics of Hollywood from Brent Lang at  . . . Variety?

Box office headlines are often reduced to what film “trumps,” “triumphs over” or “races past” a rival. But analysts and executives argue that some blockbusters can be the proverbial rising tide that lifts all boats. . . .

In general, our fixation on victors and losers, boom and bust markets, and gaudy numbers that ignore a picture’s pricetag is bad for anyone hoping to draw conclusions about the overall health of the entertainment industry.

This is all a roundabout way of saying that while “Inside Out” didn’t beat “Jurassic World,” it’s still a box office winner.

Honestly, wtf is going on over there.


  1. AOHenry July 2, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Arnold was on the Howard Stern show last week and Howard pointed out that “Twins” was the biggest payday The Terminator ever received. Mr. Schwarzenegger said this was true because “Twins” was so inexpensive to make (and he received 20% of the box office).