| Commentary

365 Exhibitors’ expenses and ‘house nut’

| Commentary

365 Exhibitors’ expenses and ‘house nut’

The main expense incurred by theatrical exhibitors is on film rentals (the licence fees paid by exhibitors to distributors of films). The percentage of film rentals payable to a distributor by an exhibitor will vary from film to film and even from week to week on the same film. It would be normal to expect the film rental figure to account for between 40 and 60% of the exhibitors’ operating expenses and between 35 and 70% of the weekly total of gross receipts but there is no absolute norm and these figures are capable

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