Netflix is betting big on feature films and other exclusive content. While they do make a lot of money off of subscribers and their cost of bandwidth and storage is pretty high, this pales in comparison to the cost of their obligations to their "exclusive" content. With a bunch of feature films set to be launched this fall, their total annual bill for said content is now up to $9.8 Billion. That's right. $9,800,000,000.00 Tha's a lot of zero's.
Following “Beasts of No Nation,” Netflix says it will release the first of four Adam Sandler films with the launch of “The Ridiculous Six” on December 11, 2015. While Sandler can still churn out hits, his film releases are hit-or-miss. For every box office winner, there are a couple of bombs. However, as DVD and video-on-demand releases, Sandler movies do well. That means they’ll likely work for Netflix’s viewer base, too.