NPR’s Morning Edition aired a curious segment Monday morning. While audiences have been showing up in droves for the likes of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, they’ve apparently been immune to the aroma of freshly-popped popcorn as they head to the auditorium. More than $4 billion has poured into the movie box office so far this… Read more »
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Interesting little quote from Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes: As if crushing debt, the recession, Netflix and Redbox weren’t enough, Blockbuster Inc. has a new foe: the booming box office. That’s according to Jim Keyes, chief executive of the struggling but still massive DVD rental chain, who on Thursday blamed much of his company’s weak performance… Read more »
Even though box office and attendance are up over last year by double digits, the Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, North Carolina is trying to ease a little of the financial pressure on its patrons by offering free admissions every Wednesday. NBC Nightly News has the story.
Big media outlets are waking up to the phenomenal box office and admissions numbers being generated so far this year. On Sunday, the New York Times weighed in with the news that movie theaters are a bargain: Helping feed the surge is the mix of movies, which have been more audience-friendly in recent months as… Read more »
Box office is booming, and ABC News takes a look on the Friday before the Oscar telecast. If you look closely, yours truly has apparently gotten a new job as spokesman for the previously unknown “National Association of Theatregoers“. Aside from the really ugly acronym (NATg), they don’t exist. We really like theatregoers, but we… Read more »