The pirates have outnumbered the watchdogs. If you don’t believe that, ask the watchdogs. They’ve been toiling in vain to stem the onslaught of viewers flocking to free streaming websites in order to enjoy the latest episodes of their best TV shows or Movies.

 

Despite some doomsayers insisting the rise of digital video is luring people away from movie theaters, a study declares ticket sales will climb 15.9% over the next half decade, but that will be in part because of ticket prices rising. By their estimate, the cost of a movie ticket will rise  by 2018.

Notably, both distribution to China and 3D releases were meant as ways to bolster box office performance, but both are being met with challenges.