The company that has done more than most to disrupt traditional media is taking a page from the industry’s playbook: by giving its original movies increasingly wide releases in theaters. The reason isn’t so much to cash in on their potential box office returns—although that doesn’t hurt. As this story explains , Netflix is required to release the movies into theaters in order to qualify for...
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