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Some interesting claims on how much money illegal downloading is costing Hollywood

This is the same math that allows for a film w/ a $15 mil budget that grosses $100 mil to be in the red

The Wolf of Wall Street potentially missed out on over $240 million in additional revenue in 2014, thanks to the number of times the movie was downloaded on the internet illegally.Wolf of Wall Street lost nearly $7.70 per second in potential revenue with an average of nearly a single download per second last year.
If each download represented that person instead going to the movies and spending $8.08, the average price of a movie ticket in 2014, these movies likely would have made a lot more money, especially considering a good bit of these downloads happened after the movie was released on DVD.
It wasn't just adult movies that seemed to have taken a likely financial hit with illegal copies of movies hitting the internet lately. Frozen "Let it Go" to the tune of nearly 30 million downloads and roughly $7.67 per second in potential loss.
Some of the other movies that missed out on some potential key revenue thanks to internet leaks were The Hobbit, Hunger Games, Godzilla and Captain America.

The overwhelming majority of the people who illegally download films were not potential ticket buyers. If you look at film like American Sniper, a copy leaked before the films wide release and its done huge box office. It has grossed over $250 mil domestically and movie goers could easily download an Academy screener. The idea that a film like Wolf of Wall Street could have earned close to half a billion is bonkers. 
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