By The Numbers

Hulu hungers for ‘Hunger Games’

Marketplace Staff Aug 31, 2015
2 percent

That’s how much Netflix shares slumped on Monday morning, following an announcement that cable network Epix had inked a deal with Hulu while also ending its agreement with Netflix. As part of the new deal, films from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount will be available to Hulu subscribers. The New York Times reports the move comes as Netflix focuses more on its original programming. 

35 million

That’s how many hours of movie trailers have been watched on YouTube in the first six months of this year…and that’s just on smartphones. With all the different kinds of previews for films  red band trailers, TV promos, featurettes  the clips leading up to the release of a film have become an industry themselves.

$50,000 to $70,000

That’s the estimated purchase price of the last lunch menu from the Titanic when it goes up for auction on September 30th. The auction will mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the ship at the bottom of the Atlantic. Corned beef and dumplings were among the offerings on April 15, 1912, the Associated Press writes.

3.5 percent

That’s how much less passengers paid for airline fare year over year in July. While some passengers have complained that it seems like airfare is only increasing, the data show that fares themselves have actually decreased. But that doesn’t account for the amenities that are often sold separately. When it comes to extra legroom or baggage, sometimes the skies are friendlier if you’re willing to pay a little more.

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