Did you know the Star Wars films still haven't made a profit? That's because the studio distributes the film although the distribution branch is considered a separate company. The distributor charges the studio (itself) whatever fees it wants, so even after the film earns billions of dollars, it might still be billions of dollars more away from turning a profit.
And that's just one of the dirty little movie-making secrets the industry doesn't want you to know about. Find out more over at Film School Rejects.Link