Box office hits can be hard to predict. Just ask DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA), whose 2012 results were torpedoed by poor ticket sales for its film Rise of the Guardians.

However, the company behind hits such as Kung Fu Panda and Puss in Boots is busy diversifying its business so that in the future it won't need each theatrical release to be a Jack Black-fueled blockbuster. In the following video, Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos explains how DreamWorks' latest deals with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) are making it less dependent on box office revenue, and why that's great news for DreamWorks' shareholders.

Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos owns shares of Netflix. The Motley Fool recommends DreamWorks Animation and Netflix and owns shares of Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.