Originally Posted by ohmshalone
How does a movie studio make money from attendance?? I mean, once the movie reel is sold to theatres, does a small percentage of ticket sales have to be sent back to WB/the studio?? I know this is more a general question but I only hang around on the SR boards and thought about this with SR in mind so...
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About half the money paid for the ticket goes to the studio, the other half goes to the theater.
However it actually has to do with the films longevity. The opening week of a film, the studio can take 70-80%. But the money the studio takes decreases as the weeks go by.
There is a blurb in this article about what the studio makes: