The dependence of U.S. movie studio owners such as DWA, DIS, LGF, CMCSA, NWS, and TWX on...

The dependence of U.S. movie studio owners such as DWA, DIS, LGF, CMCSA, NWS, and TWX on international markets continues to grow. IHS estimates the top 100 grossing films in the U.S. received 58.4% of their box office sales overseas, up 110 bps Y/Y. This growing reliance on international receipts, intensified by weak U.S. DVD sales, is problematic for genres such as sports dramas and comedies, which aren't well-received overseas.

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  • HoeTamer
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    If the movie studios and actors who work for them weren't so political people might start going back to the movies. I could name a dozen activist actors I would never spend a dime to see again.
    5 Apr 2012, 02:05 PM Reply Like
  • phemale60
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    Too bad you let your political bias interfere with your appreciation of art-- can only watch so many Chuck Norris films! And seems Clint Eastwood is suspect now! LOL


    Ever think perhaps it takes having empathy and compassion to be a great actor --you know, putting yourself in another's shoes? Being in the public eye gives one's voice a bit more leverage; why the heck not?!! Ronald Reagan did it!!
    6 Apr 2012, 03:50 PM Reply Like
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    Any idiot knows that streaming is the future and not DVD sales. First redbox and Netflix had 28 day hold periods so they thought doubling it to 56 days would help their DVD sales... It doesn't matter if they double it again. That will just drive people to get the content illegally. I think it is time they embrace the future but i'm not holding my breath.
    5 Apr 2012, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    ".. problematic for genres such as .. and comedies.."


    I can understand why, especially in the Asian markets. So much of the comedy is (1) not very comedic, and (2) Very often American specific when it comes to slang and fads. In fact, a lot of American comedies simply do not age well - and far too many are aimed at the high school crowd which does not translate well in countries with a real education system.


    On the other hand, adventure and disaster movies, and most animated do very well.


    Despite the increase in foreign made movies and movie companies, nobody has yet to match Hollywood for blockbusters. A lot of that is simply budgets - The last Star Trek spent more on CGI alone than most Asian and Euro movies spent for the entire movie.
    5 Apr 2012, 02:29 PM Reply Like
  • phemale60
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    The new "Three Stooges" film coming soon; saw a bit and is hysterical!! Perhaps a sign of good comedies to come, I hope!
    6 Apr 2012, 03:53 PM Reply Like
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