When "House of Cards" bows Friday, Netflix will find out whether a big-budget original scripted series can be launched outside the traditional TV ecosystem.
Netflix shares tanked in late trading on investor angst over quarterly results showing a 1.16 million boost in domestic users, on the low end of a range put out by founder and CEO Reed Hastings.
It turns out Netflix may not have been paranoid after all about the threat posed by the Olympics to its streaming business.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
Comcast is announcing a new subscription VOD service that is aimed squarely at countering Netflix but requires already paying for cable.