POL 128 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Time Warner, Making Money, Product Placement

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1. POL128 Week 7
Worldwide box office is around 35 Billion people
1. Over 10,000 companies involved in the film industry
Dominated by 6 Big Studios
2. Disney  $48.8 Billion (2014)
1. Makes revenue based on ABC Television, other tv stations, theme
parks, films, use film properties in theme parks, use theme park
properties in films
3. 20th Century Fox (Owned by NEWS Corporation)  $33.7 Billion
4. Warner Bros. (Owned by Time-Warner)  $29.7 Billion
5. Paramount (Owned by Viacom)  $13.7 Billion
6. Universal (Owned by Comcast)  $64.5 Billion
7. MGM (Privately owned)
Make movies that are simple and attract to the common denominator.
8. You don’t want the audience to think too much
Independent films are low budget films.
9. Sometimes these catch and make a lot of money
10. Blair Witch Project was one of the first movies that made a lot of
money with a low budget.
1. Budget was $35,000 and the Revenue was $120,000,000
For many years, American film companies make most of their money from
foreign countries.
FILM TOTAL DOMESTIC FOREIGN %FOREIGN
Star Wars $2,048 mill 926mill 1122 mill 54.8%
Jurassic
World
1,066 mill 652 mill 1014 mill 60.9%
Furious 7 1,515 mill 353 mill 1162 mill 76.7%
Avengers 2 1405 mill 459 mill 946 mill 67.3%
Frozen 1274 mill 400 mill 873 mill 68.6%
Minions 1,157 mill 336 mill 821 mill 71%
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