Well, this idea actually came from my best friend. It was during our mid semester break, and the two of us wanted to watch a movie together so badly, but we're such a lazy bum to go out. Plus, we live quite far from each other, so for her to commute from her place to mine will take quite some time, which then will left us with just a few hours together and that is so not economically acceptable.
So, one day, she texted me and said, 'Why don't we both just download the movie and watch it at the same time? We can turn on our webcams, so it was as if we're watching it together.'
And it was totally a great idea, despite the fact that we missed each other by one second and the connection went crazy. But still, we had fun, and the most important thing is that we managed to watch the movie together!
And hey, we don't have to spend on anything at all (we had some snacks though, but they were already at home, and the wifi is paid by our parents LOL). If the two of us went out for a movie, we need to spend our money for the tickets and popcorns and drinks and fares etc etc.
So, do you find it monetarily beneficial? Yes? Well try it then!