IMAX at Home
If you happen to have $3 million just lying around you can install a home theater system, IMAX style. 🙂 The 3D theater company will install one of its screens, along with the projectors, seats, and lighting all in the comfort of your very own house. Actually, most houses won’t even fit the installation. IMAX needs a room that’s a minimum of 21 feet wide, and 20 feet deep, plus 10 feet of additional space for the projection. That’s roughly a 600 square feet room, except it also has to be 12 feet high, lol.
Once it’s installed you can watch Hollywood blockbusters the day they hit theaters. You just have to pay $500 per movie. 🙂 You can also watch sports, play video games and stream concerts on the large, crystal-clear projection screen and custom sound system.
Speaking of movies. IGN has put together a comprehensive list of upcoming Marvel and DC movies for the next 6 years. 🙂 The “UNTITLED MARVEL FILM” in May 2018 is confirmed to be Avengers, Infinity War Part 1. And Part 2 will come out in May of 2019 as the other untitled marvel film in the list. These 2 movies will be based on The Infinity Gauntlet comic book series. 😀
Investing in Fictional Characters
Collecting Marvel and DC memorabilia can be quite lucrative. A mint copy of the first Captain America issue has a CGC certified value of $350K. The first issue of Action Comics which features Superman sold for $3.2 million on eBay earlier this year. 😯 Another way to invest in superheroes is to buy companies that own those characters. Personally I have shares of Cineplex, Disney, Time Warner, and Fox. Cineplex owns movie theatres. Disney owns Marvel. Time Warner owns DC Comics and Warner Bros. And Fox owns the movie rights to the X-Men and Spider-Man franchise.
I really like what Marvel and DC are doing with their television series. You can watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC every Tuesday, which ties into the Marvel movie universe. You can also watch The Flash, and Arrow (both DC characters) every week on the WB television network. They even do crossovers so sometimes characters from one series would show up in the other, which is really neat. If someone was only a fan of one show it might get them interested to check out the other. More fans equal more profit.
I am currently heavily invested in these companies because I think over the next 5 to 10 years there will be a ton of multimedia content (film, tv, comics) and I don’t want to miss out on the financial success of this growing industry. 🙂
Random Useless Fact:
The word “huh” used to express confusion is the most universal sound humans make. It is prevalent in virtually every area, language, culture, and nationality.