Harvey: 45-50% for exhibitors? Wow, really? I would have expected the distributor's take to be way higher, especially using a fixed-rate system.
It depends on the film, of course, and the studio. (You can bet that sequels to big blockbusters like, say, Avatar
or Marvel's The Avengers
have deals that are more titled to the distributor's favor) But, that's apparently a good average figure. This article
, for example, indicates that 54.5% of Cinemark's ticket sales went to the studios according to the company's latest quarterly filing at the time (2011).