Rapper, slash actor, 50 Cent recently spoke about the movie business and the recent backlash he's been getting on some of his films going straight to dvd instead of theaters. The G-Unit general says that he actually makes more money when they don't reach theaters adding a lot of money is wasted promoting movies for the big screen.
"They'll spend a $120 million on a film or a whole bunch of money making a film and then a whole bunch of money promoting it a year before it actually comes out and the money they get back in theaters is just the money they spent," 50 explained. "And then it goes straight-to-dvd and everything is profit there. Some of the movies I've done recently, I was financing and I've already seen a 60 percent return on what I've [been] involved with. They don't understand, they're looking at it and going, 'Well, it went straight-to-dvd,' and they don't realize I'm gonna get another $800,000 off each one of these projects. You can sit there and say 'It went straight-to-dvd' my a** … They'll try to figure a way to discredit whatever you do because I come from that. I have a lot, so I'm conditioned to the people who haven't been through that and can't get to the next level…If they look at their favorite artists, they don't have an opportunity to be in a film…"
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