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“Our takeaway is that Netflix along with the expansion of [streaming video on demand] platforms will have minimum effect on box office given that the vast source of content, a lot of that is perfect for theatrical release (and many talent fiercely and contractually objects to some straight-to-streaming release),” Pachter wrote in a research note Monday. CNBC reports: Last year, the national box office had a record-breaking calendar year, hauling in $11.9 billion, there was a 5% rise in the amount of movie tickets sold, and 263 million individuals — 75% of their population — watched at least one film in theaters. Rivkin said that there has been stress it is going to kill the film industry. Discussing technicolor films, pictures, television, basic cable and smartphones were all seen as disruptors. “And we’re still here,” Rivkin said. “The theatrical and home entertainment businesses both grew strongly in 2018, and that’s great news, since we are all part of the growth together,” he explained.