I saw this chart today via the Hope for Film blog:
Inspiring! The chart was generated by Moviesparx. They have a very interesting service for sale, and if you make indie films, I recommend you check them out.
So I saw that chart, and got to wondering what a similar chart might look like for indie theatre producers. Behold:
Not entirely fair (apples and oranges and all that, and I could have put a tag for "merchandising") but close enough. The economics of what we do is effed in the a.