Monday , October 26 2020

Fattest Film Fall Season Ever

This fall’s movie boxoffice season was the biggest ever by an astonishing 32% according to the Hollywood Reporter:

    The national boxoffice was on a blistering pace during the autumn season as four films grossed more than $100 million each — an industry first — and cash registers rang up a staggering $1.58 billion in receipts.

    ….Perhaps more importantly, admissions followed suit as the turnstiles were spinning faster than Santa can slide down a chimney. Estimated ticket units for the fall season were 271.3 million, a stunning increase of 30% over last year’s 208 million.

    ….Leading the charge at the boxoffice were four films that topped $100 million each: Buena Vista’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” IFC’s “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and DreamWorks’ “The Ring.” The next three highest-grossing films of the season were within $15.3 million or less of reaching that level.

Why the bonanza?

    The gains at the boxoffice this year were realized through a wide range of genres appealing to a broad spectrum of moviegoers, as well as a healthy supply of quality films, which for the most part are receiving positive response from audiences.

Hmm scintillating analysis: people went to the movies a lot because they liked them – nice one Sherlock. My guess is that, besides films “receiving positive response from audiences,” people feel safe in movie theaters. The dark is soothing: we always feel more comfortable watching than being watched, and 3D audeinces feel a sense of control over 2D movie worlds.

Besides, movie theater managers are all heroic and stuff.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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