If you’re incredibly rich and don’t want to go to the cinema, then a new service in the US is just for you.
As the movie industry seeks fresh resources of revenue, to counteract declining box office for big films, a firm by the name of Red Carpet Entertainment has come up with a plan to get lots of funds from rich film fans.
At heart, it’s a Netflix-style service, albeit for brand new cinema releases. That wealthy customers have to pay $15,000 – just over £10,000 – to be members of the service, and then a further $2500 to watch a film on it. Those films are the ones playing in cinemas right now, and according to a Bloomberg report, studios who have signed up for the service include Warner Bros, Fox, Paramount and Lionsgate.
According to the report, the most popular film on the service so far is Le Mans 66 – Ford V Ferrari in the US – and around 100 or so people have thus far stumped up the required readies to be members of the service.
For the $2500 rental cost, those customers get to watch a movie twice in a 36-hour window, and there are plans to roll the Red Carpet out – chortle – in Europe. At the moment, though, the firm needs to attract at least 3000 customers to make its model viable in the long term.
So, chums: which films would you stump up five figures for, to watch on release date in your own home?
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