Hollywood: Blockbuster or Bust?

Posted: September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Hollywood once produced movies for American audiences and exported them around the world. Today it appears to be the opposite: Hollywood makes movies for foreign markets and releases them in the United States. The result: lots of “blockbusters”.

On the new economics of Hollywood, see this article in the New York Times: “Hollywood’s Tanking Business Model“. On the trend towards blockbuster comic book and action films, see “Why Hollywood is caught in the blockbuster trap” and  “The Rise and Fall of the Comic Book Movie“.

The summer movie season in 2016 was not a good one for Hollywood. See “The 2016 summer movie season was a bust” and “Hollywood hasn’t learned anything from a miserable summer of box-office bombs“. See also “Box Office Meltdown“.

Some blame Netflix for Hollywood’s decline. See “Three Ways Netflix is Driving Hollywood Crazy“. For another view, see “How Netflix became Hollywood’s frenemy“.

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