Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

It's National Popcorn Day!

I don’t know who’s in charge of deciding these things, but according to the Popcorn Board it’s National Popcorn Day. Some suggest the day is marked whichever day the Super Bowl is held, but you don’t need a super bowl: you can order a small, medium or large at your local movie theater, where it’s… Read more »

Release windows; record weekend

With movie theaters in the middle of an all-time record weekend in an all-time record year, the L.A. Times produces a useful round-up and look ahead at the theatrical release window:  Exhibitors have drawn a line in the sand, steadfastly resisting the compression of release dates that they view as a threat to their livelihood…. Read more »

$10 billion

Sometime today, on a calendar year basis, domestic box office will pass $10 billion for the first time ever. Through yesterday, more than $9.992 billion worth of tickets had been sold, which means (if my calculations are correct – and they are) the $10 billion mark should have been reached right about now. It’s a… Read more »

"What we do is go to the movies."

That’s a quote from a wonderful L.A. Times article on this year’s booming box office under the comically generic headline “Box-office revenue up for 2009″. The piece goes somewhat deeper than the headline suggests, considering whether booming box office and increased attendance this year are economically-driven or if something fundamental is underway in the way… Read more »

Charges dismissed in Twilight recording case; Muvico and Summit release statements

In case you haven’t heard, a young woman was arrested for recording a portion of Twilight: New Moon at Muvico’s Rosemont, Illinois theater. After two weeks of the expected misinformed commentary in the press and on the Internet, the charges were dismissed today. A Twilight fan site notes Summit Entertainment’s reaction: In regards to the… Read more »