Originally Posted by easyhostmedia
In the UK cinemas pay a percentage of box office tickets to the film distributors and if you have a first run film this can be 95% of box office.
That sounds a bit too steep. What source are you referencing on this percentage? I've had some experience in film production and the standard in North America averages 50% of box office on behalf of big screen owners. Of course by the time you get, you are diluted a few times by studios, production companies and other distributors.
The bad news is that filmmakers do not have the muscle or the money to get the mass reach thousands of screens represent.
The good news is that the Internet is trying to level up the playing field. However, even if you were to sell to Netflix or Amazon, their cut is still very large.
But I do agree. Going to movies nowadays have become too pricey, and considering the quality of movies have gone downhill, I don't see how it is fair to pay more for same or worse quality of films.