Amazing what can be summarised with figures your only guessing at ..http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1119280058316_114689258?s_name=&no_ads=
According to studio estimates released Sunday, North America's Top 12 movies took in approximately $128.5 million US. That was down 1.6 per cent from the same weekend a year earlier.
Compared with 2004, movie revenues are down 6.4 per cent so far this year.
According to the U.S.-based sales tracker Exhibitor Relations, when increased ticket prices are factored in, there are nine per cent fewer cinema-goers this year.
If that trend continues, Exhibitor Relations expects overall domestic admissions to be at a 10-year low by the end of 2005.
The first worrying thing is that the article is talking about a 10 year low, and the title a 20 year low, which grabs the bigger headline ?
I would like to see the figures myself so we could work out whether other factors such as the amount of films released is equivalent, are the profits from spin off products factored in here, and yes did the increased cinema ticket price put folks off, as the economy has been suffering recently and folks incomes are suffering also.
Regardless of all this statistics for headlines waffle , one thing is certain , make a decent movie and folks will go to see it , I cite starwars as the best example of this.
Offering low quality (and budget) rehashes of old releases is not the way forward, folks want new original content