Dreamworks Predicts That In The Future We'll Buy Movies By The Inch

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Would you be willing to pay for your movie based on the screen size you're watching it on?

Via Variety, Jeffrey Katzenberg, head of Dreamworks Animation, envisions a future 10 years from now where you "pay by the inch you watch" of a movie:

I think the model will change and you won't pay for the window of availability. A movie will come out and you will have 17 days, that's exactly three weekends, which is 95% of the revenue for 98% of movies. On the 18th day, these movies will be available everywhere ubiquitously and you will pay for the size. A movie screen will be $15. A 75" TV will be $4.00. A smartphone will be $1.99. That enterprise that will exist throughout the world, when that happens, and it will happen, it will reinvent the enterprise of movies.


Katzenberg made the prediction at the Milken Global Conference.

What do you think? Would you prefer to buy your movies based on how big the screen is? And would that change your movie-watching habits at all? Tell us what you think — and which movies you're likely to spring for the extra screen space on — in the comments now.