Friday , October 22 2021

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.

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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],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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