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March 29, 2012 6:08 PM Subscribe
What happens to the two dollars I paid for a DVD?
posted by longsleeves to media & arts (7 answers total)
The other day I bought a DVD copy of "There Will Be Blood" at the going out of business sale of a Blockbuster store. Prices had been reduced and reduced again on everything to the point where I paid two dollars for this award-winning movie. (Great film - now I'm going to re-do the kitchen in rough-hewn wood and grit and dust but that's another story.)
I wonder if, as the bar code was scanned at the checkout counter, (also for sale), that sale was noted back in Hollywood. Was any tiny royalty fee for actors or producers triggered? Or did the money all go to Blockbuster, the moviemakers having long since gotten their cut when Blockbuster first obtained the DVD copies ?