Skip to comments.Movies suffer worst box-office slump in a decade (0BAMA 2016 MENTIONED)
Posted on 09/10/2012 12:14:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
(Reuters) - The North American box office hit a slump at the weekend, with top earner "The Possession" taking in less than $10 million and what could be the gloomiest overall haul since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. ----------------------------snip---------------------------
Among the few notable spots was the anti-President Barack Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America." It boosted its cumulative total to more than $26 million to become the second-biggest political documentary since liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's 2004 anti-war indictment, "Fahrenheit 9/11." . . .
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Even my lib girlfriend doesn’t have any desire to go to movies and she used to see 25 or 30 a year.
I almost never go on my own.
Four reasons not to go to the movies:
65 inch TVs with surround sound at home
We go to the movies regularly, and are choosy about what we see. We’ve been out of town for the last 3 weeks, but went to a mvoie Fri. night — 2016, Obama’s America. I was surprised that it was still playing because it opened the week we left town. I asked the ticket seller if it was popular, and he said that it was the biggest seller at that particular movie location. This is 3 weeks into its run.
I must say that there was nothing else playing that I would consider wasting my money on.
Liberal Obama-Bot Actors
End the Hollywood tax credits.
End the Hollywood Unions.
Then maybe those ‘stars’ would STFU. But not as long as they are getting paid, they won’t!
Start with Cher and Baldwin.
To hell with Hollyweird.
There’s a lull in between the end of the summer movie tent pole season and the horror season. There tend to be a lot of movies that have a poorly defined audience. The aren’t necessarily even bad movies, but nobody has any idea who will watch them (like Dredd in 2 weeks, me and the couple hundred other people in this country that like Dredd will see it, but 99% of Americans have never heard of it and it will flop). And of course it’s also a dumping ground for pure turkeys. Including the Resident Evil franchise, a bunch of movies that no one is willing to admit in public they watch but they keep making enough money to excuse another movie.
I refuse to support an industry the thinks I’m stupid and a racist. I will spend my entertainment dollars elsewhere.
I went to a giant 20 screen cineplex in the Twin Cities Friday night. The place was a ghost town. Of the numerous popcorn/candy stations there only two were open.
I felt very bad for the owners.
If you pay for movie tickets, you might as well just write out a check to the DNC.
So just think how much better 2016 would have done if teachers forced their students to see it like happened with Michael Moore's cinematic droppings.
This is one of the biggest reason why I choose not to go.
Even my lib girlfriend
Man, God bless you!
I will be at the opening of Atlas Shrugged, Part II, next month, but I don't think it'll help the Hollywood lefties much.
Yup...besides, who wants to subsidize Hollywood Liberal morons anyway?
Maybe, just as TV, they are all cr@p. Sex, gore, violence - perversion. Overpaid actors directed by overpaid directors and producers making junk products for TV and motion picture. I find myself watching the Hallmark and old movie channels. Liberalism slows and dulls the mind - no imagination.
I tend to watch foreign flicks more and more.
I recently took another look at Paul Verhoeven’s 2006 Dutch film ‘Black Book’ again. It’s awesome. Ever see it? It beats the hell out of some of the schlock he had been reduced to making in America (Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Hollow Man).
Is it better than Verhoeven’s “Man of Orange”?
Get out now! Pull the cord! Eject! Eject!
It may sound cruel, but we're only looking out for your back, buddy
The best thing I ever did in my life, bar none, was marry my beautiful, moral, conservative wife. 20 years and four kids later, I am happy, content, and have no regrets, which is more than I can say about my prior life.
Likewise and Bond after that to feed my addiction.
The last time I paid to see a film in a movie theater was 1993.
The film was a documentary called “Brother’s Keeper”.
Haven’t been to a movie since, and not expecting to enter a movie theater again in my life...
I might go see "Lincoln" at the theater but I already know I will buy a copy because Daniel Day Lewis is playing the lead and that makes it an instant classic (DDL has yet to fail me when he is in a lead role. the final scene of "There Will Be Blood" is one of the best performances I've ever had the pleasure to watch!)
The other movie I know I will buy, but probably won't go to the theater to see it is: "The Master". Philip Seymour Hoffman is another actor who never disappoints. "Capote" is astonishing and his portrayal of Gust in "Charlie Wilson's War" is flat out hilarious! Besides I can't wait to see a flick that sticks it in the eye of the Scientologists!
This summer is off about 200 million from last year, which was a peak, but at over 4 billion for the 5th year in a row is not the worst in 20 years by a long shot.
Thanks, I heard it on the radio yesterday morning and apparently didn’t catch it quite right.
Yeah, in a “oh, you’re going west with a guy named Donner?” kinda way.
You probably caught it right, but they were probably lying, what people forget is that one of the first skills Hollywood ever developed was crying poverty. They’re really good at declaring everything horrible and themselves completely broke and every production in the red while hauling in 4.1 billion dollars domestically in 122 days.
I’ve not seen ‘Soldier of Orange’ yet. I want to and some of the material conceived for that film but not included was later in Black Book.
Soldier of Orange was excellent, and featured a young Rutger Hauer.
I supported the movie industry. I saw 2016!
He was in a bunch of Verhoeven’s films. Including his first Anglophone feature (Flesh and Blood) which takes place in the 15th century and is utterly nasty!
guy named Donner? kinda way.
Didn’t see the movie but I think I know the movie, and Yep.
Just saw the movie this past weekend and thought it was excellent. Not overly dramatic and it was very factual.
The last time I paid to see a film in a movie theater was the original JAWS.
I plan to be at the opening night of Atlas II.
My wife who likes going to movies (I don’t any more) doesn’t care to go or to even watch part I.
We buy movies and watch them at home. We have many old movies, with some new ones.
The film was a documentary called Brothers Keeper.
Havent been to a movie since, and not expecting to enter a movie theater again in my life...
A bit of a coincidence here. The last time I went to see a movie was in the same year. After that I began paying more and more attention to the make-up of Hollywood and decided to not subsidize those b******ds anymore, and I haven't.
Good on them. They don’t need conservative money. I saw 2016 and will definitely go see Clint’s new movie. The rest of Obama loving Hollywood can go bust and pay their high taxes for all I care.
If you're a Rutger Hauer fan, don't ever, ever, and I mean ever.....watch Hobo With A Shotgun....
Got ya beat.
The last time I actually went to a movie theater was to see Tim Burton’s “Batman” in 1989.
Now I’ve been in Stereo/Video all my life, so my home set up at that time was a HiFi VCR with a pro grade video monitor.
It was only that I was a Batman fan that I didn’t want to wait until the home version came out.
Most movies today are so bad, and my home gear bigger and better, that I have all the patience in the world.
Why bother mastering the English language if you're going to go work for Reuters, right? 2016 is second TO Michael Moore, not second SINCE. It passed Al Gore last week.
The real advantage, though, is that you can change your lineup to dump the dogs and replace them with something, anything, that might make you some money. Double down on your blockbusters or switch to more kid-friendly fare during the matinee times. Why not show second-run movies (with cheaper ticket prices) to pull people in? They make their money on the snacks and every empty seat is lost revenue. I'd pay $2 a ticket AND buy their popcorn to see some of my old favorites up on the big screen. Star Wars (IV-VI)... you bet!
God called my beautiful wife of 20 yrs home 15 yrs ago. I have been with my girl friend for 13 yrs now. She makes me happy even though we are very different. Don’t worry about me. I am an old fart and 23 yrs older than her but she loves me.
Thanks but I’m good.
Well, maybe you can be a good influence on her.
Stay true, friend.
Oh, I have.