"It's not as rare as you might think for an independent movie to be shown in theaters, but it's definitely hard to make money that way." (IndieWire, 2019)
As we breakdown the box office (2019), you'll come to find how independent 'indie' films (≤$10M) tend to thrive. It's just the distributors don't want to give them a chance.
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To say that Hollywood days are counted would be an overstatement. The box office revenue in the U.S. and Canada – altogether known as the North American film market – grew by 113 percent between 2020 and 2021. However, the latter result amounted to less than 40 percent of the 11.3-billion-dollar revenue recorded in 2019, before the pandemic. (Statista, May 2023)
Global Film Market (2019):
Gross Box Office
1.242bn (USA & Canada)