Revenues from movies on video-on-demand platforms online went up 60% to an estimated Euros 310 million ($410 million) across Europe this year, with the U.K., France and Germany repping two-thirds of…
Domino's, the U.K.'s leading pizza delivery company, is making a move into video-on-demand via a deal with Lionsgate UK.
Independent film sellers are finding that the patchwork of overseas video-on-demand platforms represent a godsend due to competition for exclusives within territories and mushrooming aggregate sales.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$5.6M Cumulative:$24.3M Sony / Screen Gems -42.28%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 22Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$15.9M Warner Brothers -44.30%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$306.0M Disney -46.66%
With each new video-on-demand success story, pics' returns via the platform are becoming a little more transparent.
As buyers descend on Cannes, the number of distributors playing in the multiplatform field of date-and-date releases -- and compressed windows in general -- is growing.
U.S. VOD market strong but foreign buyers still wary
Competition is heating up in Brazil's nascent video-on-demand market, which is expected to expand rapidly over the next few years.
The video-on-demand market for paid rentals is currently ruled by pay TV services, but the Internet-on-demand market is growing in strength, according to the NPD Group.
"Margin Call" takes a harsh look at Wall Street economics, but in the smaller world of independent film, returns have been bullish.
Millennium's "Trespass" and Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions' "Margin Call" will both get a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release, with Time Warner Cable offering "Margin" through its Movies On…