[Dave Pollard]: How a ‘free’ market ruins the entertainment industry
So now you know, if you didn’t already, that the ‘box office records’ routinely reported to be broken are all dollar records, and that actual attendance and popularity of films, by any measure, are in a long-term and steep decline.
OTOH, there’s the economy-of-scale busting capability of networks and the long tail
to consider. But exploiting that opportunity demands the agility that
is typically hard to evoke and sustain in large bureaucracies.