The results for 2013 were a little surprising. While yes, there was quite a bit of piracy in online bootleg streaming, I found that over 50% of the movies I watched illegally online I eventually purchased a legal Blu-Ray hard copy. This is why I think Netflix should raise subscription prices, and major studios should get on board with the service and push content to the streaming service out faster. If a show is on Netflix a month or two after its dvd release, why can't a movie be?
The theater is still alive. The nearest theater from where I live is 30 miles away and I still managed to see 12 movies in a theater in 2013.
Hard copies of movies are still around, but I see them disappearing in the very near future. I have a growing collection of dvd's and Blu-Ray's, but I love how easy it is to just flip through titles digitally on streaming services like Netflix or Hulu Plus. This is defiantly the future.
2013 was the year where I finally cancelled my Dvd-by-Mail portion of my Netflix subscription. The content available between Amazon Prime Instant Video and Netflix Instant Streaming are more than enough to make me not regret cutting the dvd cord.
Another thing I noticed was that I have great cable service and I use it all the time but in 2013 I didn't see a single full length movie on cable. The internet has made it so easy to obtain access to uncut and unedited feature length films that watching movies on television feels weird.
Below is the really poor graphic I just slapped together that really puts all the data I collected in perspective. I am keeping track again this year. I predict that the various forms of streaming movies will increase and viewing movies via disc based media will drop dramatically.