The App Store makes more money than Hollywood


App Store is now the world's top entertainer. Photo: Buster Hein
App Store is now the world's top entertainer. Photo: Buster Hein

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6 responses to “The App Store makes more money than Hollywood”

  1. neo92631043 says:

    This is an apples and oranges comparison. You’re comparing *worldwide* app sales to *US* cinema revenues. What’s worse is that this isn’t even your comparison – it is this Horace Dediu’s flawed comparison that you are propagating. Your article would benefit significantly from a little critical thinking, pointing out the flaw in Horace’s comparison and laying out a more reasonable comparison.

    • Guest says:

      Well you know when they say “hollywood” its the profit that the studios make not only on U.S. but WORLDWIDE. You know that, right?

      • neo92631043 says:

        Read the article. It is comparing ONLY domestic ticket sales. “In 2014, iOS app developers earned more than Hollywood did from U.S. box office revenues”

  2. aardman says:

    I have the perfect solution for Hollywood. Package and sell movies as apps! Free viewing for the first few minutes and in-app payment to see the rest.

  3. LukeB33 says:

    Yeah, you’re comparing the US theatrical box office to worldwide app sales. The worldwide box office is around $35 billion. Plus there’s also TV… And ESPN alone generates $11 billion a year in revenue.

  4. Tim LeVier says:

    Same problem with PED over at Apple 2.0 and it’s not really even an issue with the article as much as an issue with the headline. If your headline has a lie or a misstatement of fact, then you need a new editor. Just say in your headline “App Store Makes More Money than the US Box Office”.

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