Asymco reported on [iOS developers earning more than Hollywood Asymco](http://www.asymco.com/2015/01/22/bigger-than-hollywood/).

Apple paid $10 billion to developers in calendar 2014. Additional statistics for the App store are:

  • $500 million spent on iOS apps in first week of January 2015
  • Billings for apps increased 50% in 2014
  • Cumulative developer revenues were $25 billion (making > * 2014 revenues 40% of all app sales since store opened in 2008)
  • 627,000 jobs created in the US
  • 1.4 million iOS apps catalog is sold in 155 countries

Or to put things in perspective:

Put another way, in 2014 iOS app developers earned more than Hollywood did from box office in the US.