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The silver screen vs. the home screen: where to watch

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  With the growing popularity of Netflix movies, some people may begin to wonder what impact they will have on traditional box office movies.

  In the past few months, Netflix has been releasing more and more original movies with over 50 coming out this month. Some of their newest and most popular movies include The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. One of the things that makes Netflix movies so appealing is the accessibility. Over 130 million people have subscriptions to Netflix, and even more people than that have access to it through family or friends. When you want to go see a movie that is in theaters, you have to pick a time and buy a ticket and go to the theater. With Netflix movies, everything is at your fingertips. You don’t have to pay (at least not for each individual movie), and you don’t even have to leave your house. Another advantage is the price. Netflix subscriptions range from $8-14 per month. Movie tickets can be as expensive as $10 each.

Seeing as Netflix original series have done so well and have become so popular, it is not hard to believe that their movies will be any different. Box office movies are obviously more popular at the moment, but if Netflix keeps making original movies as good as the ones they have made in recent months, their popularity and profitability will definitely grow.

Despite the accessibility and affordability of Netflix original movies, it is hard to believe that they could ever replace box office movies. It is great to have the option to stay home and watch a high quality, new movie right from your couch, but going to the movie theater is an experience that Netflix could never replace.

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