The last episode “Friends” was shown on TV 17 years ago. With the broadcast rights for the old episodes, the producers are still making billions today. Now the chapter reunion show “Friends: Reunion” boosts the box office once again. These are the most impressive numbers for the Billion Series:
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100,000,000,000 spectators: inside
“Friends” has already been viewed 100 billion times. Star presenter James Cordon mentions this number on the show “Friends: The Reunion”. This number cannot be verified. Cordon may have counted how many times 236 episodes have already been watched on TV or streaming platforms. The sheer number can be explained quite simply: “Friends” has millions of fans around the world who have watched the series over and over for decades.
$ 1,000,000,000 in annual income
Media group Warner Bros. still earns about $ 1 billion annually in rights to old “Friends” episodes, USA Today reports. This is not only profitable for Warner Bros, but also for the cast of the series. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox & Company are said to have a two percent share of the recurrence. This brings them a good annual income of about $ 20 million.
“Al-Siddiq: Reuniting”: Is it worth it?
In fact, the best wishes of all “Friends” fans will be new episodes. This is why the reunion show is a disappointment to fans on paper. Because the six actresses are just who they are and not in their religious roles as Rachel, Joy & Co. Anyone who watches the show for nearly two hours should be pleasantly surprised.
You can feel the spirit of old “friends”
Because the chapter reunion is as smart as the old episodes. You instantly fall in love with these 6 characters who are very different but in their own way. And their joy in seeing each other is contagious. You immediately feel like seeing friends again.
New episodes indicated
Maybe new episodes soon? It is not excluded, because at the end of the reunion, the actors are speculating about what the characters of their series will do in life today. And what they’re saying almost feels like a script for a real sequel.
$ 425,000,000 for the rights to the series
According to various sources, it is said that the US streaming service HBO Max paid this amount of money for the future broadcasting rights of “Friends”. The number is uncertain – but it is completely realistic. Because previously, HBO’s rival Netflix kept the broadcast rights for the current 10 seasons. It was a convincing argument for millions of “buddy” fans to buy a subscription.
$ 2,000,000-3,000,000 for family reunification
The six “Friends” actors are said to have received between $ 2 million and $ 3 million for the reunification. That seems almost trivial compared to the billions that “friends” generate each year. However, the noise surrounding the reunion offer is likely to cause the numbers of old ring flow to rise. Which, thanks to the percentages, should also fill Aniston and Co.’s cabinets.
“Friends: The Reunion” is available in Switzerland from the live streaming service Sky Show. Old episodes can still be watched on Netflix in Switzerland because the HBO Max streaming service is not yet available in this country.