Movie attendance hits a 20 year low

Lots of sequels, too many comic book movies, studio movie slates aimed at a young, distracted, willing-to-stream-it-at-home audience, the lack of a must-see-in-theaters blockbuster or two, or three or four — all worked against movie going in theaters this past year.

About 1.2 billion tickets were sold, the lowest since 1995. A lot of “little” movies did OK, “Hunger Games” and “Lego Movie” and a few others blew up, to a degree.

Only a few really demanded that you see them in theaters. As we saw with “The Interview,” millions of curious folks would rather watch from the comfort of their own homes.

Hate to see it, but until “Avatar 2,” well, it is what it is.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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1 Response to Movie attendance hits a 20 year low

  1. tomascini says:

    I”m probably one of the few persons out there who yet hasn’t seen ‘Avatar’. My problem with Cameron is his movies just keep getting bigger & bigger, that one day, the U.S., is going to have to give to him their military budget just to make a movie.

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