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The highest grossing films
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A quick look at the list shows that movies like Titanic still appear somewhere at the top, 22 or so years later (this movie had a worldwide gross of $2,187,463,944). Few films have generated substantial revenue but fall short of what this movie was able to generate. Do we now have movies that aren't so appealing or the audience preference has changed over the years?
Lots of people just download movies now and watch them at home. That option didn't exist in 1997 when Titanic came out. It was a pretty long process to obtain a bootleg copy of a movie. Also, the cost of going to a movie theater has risen astronomically and many people simply can't afford it.
There weren't as many entertainment options then as we have today. I bet streaming has impacted those numbers thanks to Netflix and Hulu. However, the cinema no longer competes with movie rentals like Blockbuster, so maybe Netflix and Hulu haven't made that much difference.
Home viewing has a big impact on the movie theater revenue. I agree with the others that streaming has made movie watching easier and comfortable. What I like in a watching a movie at home is that I can pause or rewind a scene if ever I missed something.
I definitely hadn’t looked at it from that point of view and yes, viewers now have so many options and unlimited choices. Either way, could we still say that the audience stopped being captivated enough to go to the cinemas? Do we now have a lot of movies that seem to ‘copy’ from each other?