LosAngeles. The film industry made its most successful year in history in 2018. Overall, the industry announced $ 96.8 billion (85.6 billion), as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Of these, $ 40 billion came from ticket sales.
Video streaming services also had an impressive year: the number of subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime and their competitors increased 27 percent to 613.3 million. For the first time, the traditional cable TVs outperformed, which fell by 2 percent to 556 million. Overall, consumers spent 16 percent more watching movies at home. (APA / AFP)
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