John, I don't agree. Your example is a weak one, because I just can't survive on $10,000. On the other hand, the companies are very wealthy. A better example would have been if my employer said "We'll give you $1,000,000 a year for your hard work, and then an extra $10,000 on the side -- would you take that?" Money is money, sometimes the studios will hit a home run out of the ballpark and sometimes they'll only hit triples, doubles, or singles... maybe a bunt now and then. But it's all profit, and all of it benefits them because they're pleasing all types of customers everywhere at different levels. They may want to make million$, but sometimes you have to settle for hundred$ in between. Everybody's happy, and a mega-studio will not go bankrupt with a few modest profits in between the blockbusters. So sometimes a profit can buy one of those suits a mansion... other times, they've only earned some dinner cash. But it's all good and there's room for everything. Now, if all they did was consistently LOSE millions of dollars, that's another matter. It's all about selfishness, greed, and expecting too much.