‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ and the Rise of the Peak TV Movie

Interesting: The quality of scripted television has become so good that studios are making two-hour-long episodes and calling them movies!

Estimated production cost:
1) 
Downton Abbey movie – $17M
2) 
1 hour of scripted TV – $8M – $15M

Other movies based on TV shows in development:
1) 
Breaking Bad
2) Sopranos
3) The Walking Dead

Downton Abbey box office revenue:
1) 
Domestic – $31.0M
2) 
International – $30.8M
3) 
Total – $61.8M

Key details for Downton Abbey’s movie/television audience:
1) 8.9M 
average viewers per episode during the final season
2) The average age was between 60 and 63 over six-season run
3) 52% of movie ticket viewers were 55+

Movie ticket share from 55+ according to comScore:
1)
 2002 – 11%
2) 2019 – 6%

Video: ‘Downton Abbey’ Trailer

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