Apparently Blockbuster opened their first store 30 years ago.
In 1989 they had 1,000 stores
In 1999 they had 6,500 stores
In 2009 they had 7,400 stores
In 2019 they had a single remaining store in the US which serves as an odd sort of tourist attraction.
In 2000 they had the opportunity to buy Netflix for $50M – they passed on the deal because they couldn’t see a future in streaming or online delivery. Netflix as of last night had a market cap of $US123.5B