Skip to comments.Hollywood poised for record-breaking year at the box office (Best ever $9.682 BILLION)
Posted on 12/10/2009 5:24:56 PM PST by Libloather
Hollywood poised for record-breaking year at the box office; 2009 set to best 2007's record intake
By Amy Eisinger
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Thursday, December 10th 2009, 3:26 PM
The Hollywood box office is having its best year in history, reports Hollywood.com Box Office. This week the box office grand total for 2009 is expected to hit $9.682 billion -- surpassing previous record holder 2007, when the tally was $9.68 billion.
With potential top-grossing holiday films still to come, Hollywood is bracing for their first $10 billion year ever. Movies that are still on the way this year include James Cameron's "Avatar," the star-studded "Nine," Disney's new "Princess and the Frog," currently only playing in New York and Los Angeles, and the action-packed "Sherlock Holmes."
Though the box office did see its typical slide after the Thanksgiving holidays, "The Blind Side" still managed to rake in $20.4 million over the weekend of December 4.
Other top grossing films of the year so far include, in descending order, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" in the top spot, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Up," and "The Hangover," with late November release "New Moon" on their heels in sixth place.
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sounds like a lot of people have spending money.
I’m proud to say I haven’t been in a movie theater since 2006. No bucks from me.
They DONT have money for mortgages and cars. Leaving lots for movies.
I wish they’d adjust for inflation when they say things like “best ever”. As an example, “Gone with the Wind” grossed just under $200 million - which is barely more than “New Moon” did in its first weekend. But, adjusted for inflation, I still don’t believe any movie has been more successful, financially, than GWTW.
Uh. I think it is 10 bucks now.
Transformers was the only movie I saw at the moviehouse this year, all the others I waited for the Bluray, just saw Harry Potter the other day.
Every year, due to inflation, should be a bigger year than the year before, if the same number of tickets is sold.
Estimate 3%-4% a year for “equal,” adjoining years.
3-D glasses this past year add an extra cost component that might also count as “revenue,” when they are required to view some movies.
My family is doing what it can to limit movies to matinees, Redbox, and the internet.
And that’s without a single solitary dollar from me! I’m rather proud of that!
We took our 11 and 8 year old sons to see the new Transformers movie. They liked it. I thought it was horrible. Nothing but sexual innuendo and totally ridiculously fake CGI. I told them it’s the last movie we’re going to see. When they are old enough to get jobs and spend their own money, they can go see movies. Total waste of cash.
We get movies from Netflix for less than $10/month.
If true, we will spend no money for this one.
Yikes, if that’s the case then I guess I won’t be going.
Good luck to Hollyweird, I won’t be there. Unless Tom Selleck or Bruce Willis make a movie that is.
We get our movies from Netflix. I saw Julie and Julia (lefty, but good), I think I may have seen a Harry Potter movie, and there was nothing else worth seeing. I do want to see The Road, though.
Is Big Movie paying their fair share? Fat cats making millions, paying off hack politicians, controlling the cost at the door.
I’m sure unemployment has nothing to do with those numbers. /s