Last year was top heavy with blockbusters, and a lot of money was made as ticket prices climbed well about $9 nationally.
So many 3D and IMAX films, so many franchises.
But theater attendance fell 4.6 percent from 2018 to 1.244 billion last year, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners.
It was better than 2017, but well below the banner year 2018 was.
The trend has been down down down for decades, with occasional blips in the cycle.