Numlock News: January 14, 2020 • Wine, Torto…

By Walt Hickey Home Entertainment Americans spent $25.2 billion on home entertainment in 2019, a record level that rose 8.4 percent compared to the previous year. Streaming subscriptions accounted for the largest slice of that pie, encompassing $15.9 billion of that spending for a total of 63 percent of the entire market. Digital movie sales were up 5 percent to $2.6 billion, and digital movie rentals were up 9 percent. Overall, Americans spent $5.9 billion buying movies, but disc sales — Blu-rays, DVDs and what have you — are in a delirious slide, down 18.2 percent to $3.29 billion.

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