Did Hate America Hollywood Cause 4.6% DECLINE in Movie Going?

Cher is calling Trump a criminal.  Bette Midler, Kathy Griffin, among others have called for violence against the President.  Hollywood has gone as far as denouncing the killing of a terrorist, because it was Trump that authorized it.  Many in Hollywood, want higher taxes—for us.  Then they move to Idaho, Texas or Wyoming for lower tax rates—then they demand California taxpayers finance their movies and TV shows.

“U.S. movie admissions slid 4.6% last year to 1.24 billion, the second lowest admissions number during the current century, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has reported.

North American box office for the year declined 4.1% to $11.4 billion, NATO said Friday. That figure was in line with the estimate released at the end of the year by box office tracker Comscore. The decline came in spite of Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” generating $858 million  domestically, second only to the $936 million record by 2015’s “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”.

The people are voting with their feet. Why finance hatred, bigotry and demand for a totalitarian State.  Every time a Hollywood type campaigns for Biden, Warren or Sanders, it reminds the public that Hollywood does not believe in the people.  The values of Hollywood are not in tune with American values—and folks are so disgusted they will no longer pay good money for bad politics.  As for me, I can not remember the last movie I saw.  Do not miss it.

U.S. Movie Admissions Plunge 4.6% in 2019 Amid Box Office Decline

By Dave McNary, Variety,  1/17/20 

U.S. movie admissions slid 4.6% last year to 1.24 billion, the second lowest admissions number during the current century, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has reported.

North American box office for the year declined 4.1% to $11.4 billion, NATO said Friday. That figure was in line with the estimate released at the end of the year by box office tracker Comscore. The decline came in spite of Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” generating $858 million  domestically, second only to the $936 million record by 2015’s “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

The next four biggest 2019 titles all came from Disney — “The Lion King” with $543 million, “Toy Story 4” with $434 million, “Frozen 2” with $430 million and “Captain Marvel” with $426 million.

Overall ticket sales peaked in 2002 with 1.57 billion, then declined to 1.52 billion in 2003 and 1.48 billion in 2004. Those are still the highest admissions years over the past three decades. Admissions in 2017 were 1.236 billion — the lowest number since 1995.

The average 2019 ticket price edged up by a nickel to $9.16 with the fourth quarter average jumping to $9.37 from 2018’s $9.03.

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The NATO report also showed that the biggest demographic jump in North American moviegoing took place in the under 10 group, with the share increasing from 6.1% to 7.5% of the total box office. Gains also came in the 10-12 group, up to 4.8% from 4.2%; the 18-24 group, rising from  26.2% to 27.2%; and the 24-34 group, going from 21% to 23.3%.

The 35-44 demographic saw the biggest decline, dropping from a 16.1% share to 14.5%.

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Comments

  1. ExCaliExpat says

    Hit em in the wallet & vote with your feet…

    We’ve seen like five movies in ten years and haven’t missed em a bit….

    Hollywood SUCKS!!!

  2. Not only is it hate America underlying theme but it is the we will shove “alternative” life styles down your throats whether you like it or not.

    I for one am tired of seeing in every film and every TV show on a greater basis these lifestyles. How about going back to formula. Most represent less then 10% of the population. OK then only 10% of the films can have these types of scenes.

    Of course you have to understand that this means, when depicting inner city Black and Hispanic communities the rate of crime and crime related to guns has to increase. Reallty is a female dog.

  3. i dunno, but i sure find myself going to Disney films and reading Peter Rabbit more.

  4. Kathleen Ross says

    I helped with voter registration one year and was told not to check for an id or drivers license. We signed up many voters all of which put Democrat as their choice of parties. I was so angry by the end of the day that I will never help in California again.

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