The Big 4 have a lot to pay for movies.
Netflix alone paid $4.9bn to acquire and develop the biggest US film series in history, The Sopranos.
The studios have now made more than $80bn from movies and TV shows across all genres.
But while the studios have made billions, the rest of us have only made about $4bn, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But the big studios are taking care of the rest, too.
Netflix’s global streaming business grew by $1.4bn last year to $26bn, and Disney has made $11bn in profit from movies this year.
The studios are also making big bets on content creators.
Warner Bros, the studio behind Batman, has been aggressively pursuing a number of the biggest streaming stars, such as Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez.
Disney has been looking to build its streaming empire around Mickey Mouse, Pixar’s Oscar-winning characters and a series of sequels to the beloved cartoon.
And Warner Bros’ Marvel content has been steadily growing for the past few years, and it is planning to make an all-new movie called Guardians of the Galaxy in 2019.
What the studios are doing The studios are betting that if they can find enough creators willing to pay big money for content, the market will expand and their movies will be available to a much wider audience.
They also hope that they can bring in big stars with star power to produce content.
The big studios have a strong track record of finding new talent, says John McAdam, senior analyst at Forrester Research.
They can go out and sign up actors and actresses, they can go find people who have huge followings on social media, they have great relationships with big stars, and that’s where they can do the most bang for their buck.
“It’s a very good business model for the studios,” he says.
“It’s more than just the content, it’s about the relationships that are built and the talent that comes in.
The talent and the stars are very important, but the content itself is what ultimately matters.”
But how does Netflix make money?
Netflix is currently the most valuable streaming service in the US, according the Wall Street Journal.
Its subscriber numbers have grown by 30 per cent in the past year, and its global total has grown by more than 200 per cent.
Its business model relies on getting big audiences to buy movies, and getting movies to people.
That means that the biggest films and TV series in the world have to be made to a high standard.
The Big 3 also own the biggest library of films, and they have the most content to work with.
They have access to some of the most famous films in the history of cinema.
A lot of the films are in the public domain, and many of them are released on demand.
Netflix and the big 3 studios have the ability to buy up and develop content that they will have to produce for themselves and then put it out for free.
Netflix makes money in the UK by licensing out its content.
This is where most of the money comes from, but there are some films which are released free on Netflix that are then available for sale on other streaming services.
Netflix has the rights to produce a lot of movies.
So it makes money by licensing them out.
In the US the studios can make money by making content for the big streaming platforms.
But it’s a tricky business to sell to moviegoers.
So the studios do the same thing they do on other platforms.
They just charge a fee to the subscribers that subscribe to those services.
And then the studios use the money they make to invest in their own content.
Netflix made $2bn in the first half of this year, according a Reuters report.
Its revenue from films, TV shows and other content rose by $7bn.
This week Netflix announced a deal to pay Warner Bros for the rights for some of its content, which includes a series called Wonder Woman.
Amazon also announced a $1bn deal to produce and distribute movies for its streaming service.
It also plans to build a library of content that it hopes will be a hit with moviegoers, who may not be able to watch movies on Netflix or Amazon.
Why it’s not a bubble The financial results don’t look good for Netflix, which has just reported a disappointing fourth quarter earnings, partly because of a $100m loss.
It had hoped to make $100 million in the second quarter, but that number has now dropped to $66m.
That’s because of the loss on movie rentals, a $3m charge for content on its platform, and a $200m loss on revenue from licensing.
Netflix also lost money from the sale of movie rights to Fox, which had been making a push to buy rights to the movies for $300m. That money