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Box office is one way a film makes its cash: but what are the others?
I know you’ll have noticed this by now, but it’s definitely called show business for a reason. It’s not show show art, show entertainment or even show exhibitionist impulse. Unless movies make money, the money to make movies would dry up pretty quickly. But where does this money come from?
Actually, that’s an easy one. It comes, almost entirely, from you and me and people like us. The real question should be how does this money get from our back pockets and into the coffers of the big movie studios.
Some of the pathways are incredibly obvious, some perhaps a little less so. Let’s take a look at 16 of the ways that movies make money.
1. Ticket sales
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Lindsay Lohan has played a wide range of characters throughout her 16-year career, from polar opposite twins in The Parent Trap to a race car driver with a secret in Herbie Fully Loaded to a nerd-turned-Queen Bee in Mean Girls. Though all of Lohan's characters have had quotable moments, everyone has a favorite. Take our quiz to find out which role fits you best - and to find out what color you wear on Wednesdays. »
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Lindsay Lohan wrecking a car is nothing new, but this time she's doing it on purpose. In an appearance on Fuse's Billy on the Street, she and host Billy Eichner destroy a beige-ish station wagon to express their outrage that How I Met Your Mother is ending its run after a mere nine seasons on March 31st. "It's actually my favorite show," Lohan said in quasi-mock outrage. "I'm really fucking pissed [that it's ending], it's too soon."
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