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Box-Office Slump: Hollywood Facing Worst Summer in Eight Years (Obama effect?)
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 07/23/2014 | Pamela McClintock

Posted on 07/23/2014 10:23:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Less than six weeks before Labor Day, hopes for recovery at the North American summer box office have evaporated. The season is expected to finish down 15 to 20 percent compared with 2013, the worst year-over-year decline in three decades, and revenue will struggle to crack $4 billion, which hasn't happened in eight years. As a result, analysts predict that the full year is facing a deficit of 4 to 5 percent.


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Who can afford to go to a bad movie anymore?
1 posted on 07/23/2014 10:23:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

who wants to see the trash they throw out in the name of a movie????


2 posted on 07/23/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT by bikerman (Because of the lack of ammo there will be no warning shots.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Liberals run Hollyweird.

Completely.

Why even go?


3 posted on 07/23/2014 10:25:07 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Who can afford to go to a bad movie anymore?”

You nailed it right there. The price of a ticket (non-matinee) is really high. Many people, unless they’re hard-core movie buffs, won’t shell out that kind of money. The concession stand will take you to the cleaners too.

The last full-run movie I saw was “Olympus Has Fallen” and that was back in March of 2013.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 10:27:52 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Who wants to go to a theater without a gun?


5 posted on 07/23/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hollywood bimbos will have to find some other way to subsidize their BS lifestyles.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 10:28:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

RE: Box-Office Slump: Hollywood Facing Worst Summer in Eight Years

But how is Dinesh D’Souza’s film doing?


7 posted on 07/23/2014 10:28:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I read an interesting economic analysis of this on a business sight that was talking about the fact that Hollywood doesn’t care. The reason is because profits are up. There are no mega-bombs like last year. Also, there are not a large number of (expected) mega-tent polls this year. So while raw numbers are down, they are making MORE money than last year.

And in the end, that is ALL Hollywood is about ... making money.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 10:29:26 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: bikerman

The kinds of movies they make just don’t interest me.

The last movie I saw was “America” with Dinesh D’Sousa. Before that, last movie I saw was “Courageous” which was more aimed at the faith community.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 10:30:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Schadenfreude.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 10:30:53 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Also overseas has become as much or even more important for movie profitability. The recent Transformers had huge box office in mainland China.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 10:30:56 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I can but I choose not to. Hollywood has been on my boycott list for quite a while. their lack of attendance suggests that I’m not the only person who has grown tired of Hollywood’s leftist agenda.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 10:31:12 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Bad selection. I’m normally a summer block buster junky, rarely in June and July do I go multiple weeks without hitting the theater. I didn’t see a single June release, my only July movies were Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the Monty Python thing (which really doesn’t count). Next one in my pipeline is the James Brown biopic August 1st. Just not an exciting season, even the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie is a skip for me (hated the Guardians of the Galaxy comic no way I’m paying to see the movie).


13 posted on 07/23/2014 10:31:47 AM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama’s fault? or the Christian right boycotting Hollywood Liberals? I’ll take the latter for $100 please, Alex.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 10:31:52 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

How’s that ‘gay every ten minutes’ working out ??!

TV is right behind in the ‘nobody watching’ category.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 10:32:50 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Maybe this portends diminished kitties and pacs for ‘Rats this fall...


16 posted on 07/23/2014 10:32:52 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: RC one

Hollywood’s leftist agenda...? You bet and that’s what Obama comes calling for every damn time he shows up and creates nighmare traffic jams looking for money.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 10:35:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Time for the floundering studios to cut overpaid performers at least 50%. It’s high time the Leftist Hollywood crowd gets to feel the pangs of the Obama economy.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 10:36:05 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

My wife just walked in the room and announced we can’t spend anymore money till we get some more checks in. Obama effect? You betcha...


19 posted on 07/23/2014 10:36:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I rent movies either at the library for free or at redbox (long story). The last several times we’ve gone to redbox there was nothing there we wanted to see and we left empty handed.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 10:36:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The last movie we went to was D’Souza’s 2016. Prior to that it had been at least 5 years since we had gone to a movie.
21 posted on 07/23/2014 10:37:16 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: RC one

When you say Hollywood I’m guessing you mean all American movies and probably films from other countries as well?


22 posted on 07/23/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT by Borges
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To: C19fan

GOOD point. That’s where they are really making their money. The U.S. box office, while important, just doesn’t make or break a movie like it used to. And you are correct, mainland China is a goldmine for Hollywood.

I have no real problem separating Hollywood from a lot of it’s LibTard stars. Hollywood is owned by major corporations. The LibTards are just the employees. ; )


23 posted on 07/23/2014 10:38:09 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Waiting for the Expendables to come out.

Saw the first one on a recommendation, didn't expect much, and thought it was a 'hoot'. Second one was pretty much in the same vein. I expect this too present what's advertised, and that would be fine.

If I have time, I'd like to get to the new Planet of the Apes movie, but other than that, what's even out right now?

24 posted on 07/23/2014 10:38:44 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Roku 3!
Defund Hollywood and Cable TV at the same time.
After 10 years happy with DirectTV, I will NEVER go back.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:04 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: MplsSteve; AngelesCrestHighway

We go to roughly one movie every few years. The last one was Avatar in 3D Imax. Not bad in that format. That was also several years ago.

But when you have a blue ray player, a fairly large flat screen and good sound system - and since we don’t have cable or broadcast tv we don’t see ads for movies - why go to a theater? Seriously.

Also, we can rent for free from the library now and they have thousands of movies avilable.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:11 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

We only saw two movies this summer. Grand Budapest Hotel which was all right but kind of over-rated and Godzilla, which could really have used a script and some actors. There’s nothing out there anybody with an IQ above room temperature would pay to see. Tammy? Sex Tape? Giant robots? Geez.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: txrefugee

They aren’t floundering. Profits are up BIG TIME. This is gross, not net. There just weren’t the blockbusters this year like last. Sometimes you get something like an Avatar which skews the numbers. It’s all about profit and not so much about gross.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 10:39:51 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

My opinion exactly. Hollywood hates middle America. It is time to starve all the perverts and filth in Hollywood.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 10:40:33 AM PDT by formosa
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To: MplsSteve

Another factor is that the novelty of 3-D versions of movies has worn off. With their higher margins from higher ticket prices they drove a big part of the increased box offices in past years.

I have a preteen son. Last couple Summers we saw a LOT of 3-D movies. Now we’re back to standard 2-D (might see Guardians of the Galaxy in 3-D, but it’ll be the only one this year) for the movies we previously would have seen in 3-D, I’ve noticed that the theaters for 2-D are increasingly crowded.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 10:40:45 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Zathras

I LOVE the Roku!!

The only thing I don’t like about DirectTV is the iffy cable speed. I stream a lot and a lot in HD and have some friends that have has some problems with it I hate TWC but I get 100mbs download. How do you find your DirectTV cable speed?


31 posted on 07/23/2014 10:41:09 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Good.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

All fag all the time does not sell tickets.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 10:41:37 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Also, in the 21st century, going to a theater to see a movie is like going to a phone booth to make a call.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 10:41:53 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Average Al

LOL!!


35 posted on 07/23/2014 10:42:00 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

They make more money on movies overseas now than from the US.


36 posted on 07/23/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: txrefugee

> Time for the floundering studios to cut overpaid performers at least 50%. It’s high time the Leftist Hollywood crowd gets to feel the pangs of the Obama economy.

They can do better that - Obamisize them and only pay them 10 %. He’ll even Angelina Jolie thinks he’s a snake. Proves she’s smarter than her DemRat husband, Brad Pitt.


37 posted on 07/23/2014 10:42:03 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Movies today are generally trash and leftist propaganda.


38 posted on 07/23/2014 10:42:43 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: VRWC For Truth

And all f-word all the time doesn’t either.


39 posted on 07/23/2014 10:42:49 AM PDT by Lacey
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

movies?? LOL- except for taking my 11YO daughter to an occasional Disney movie, I’ve not been to a theater since 2000...


40 posted on 07/23/2014 10:43:14 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Zathras

If you’re streaming Hollywood content on Roku, the former are getting a royalty.


41 posted on 07/23/2014 10:46:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

They use my money to promote leftist causes and candidates.

Until that stops, I will keep visiting my friendly neighborhood torrent site.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 10:47:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: George from New England

You nailed it! People don’t want to keep seeing all of the fruits being thrown at them on the TV or at the movies.


43 posted on 07/23/2014 10:47:21 AM PDT by mothball
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To: MplsSteve

Let me correct that — the price of the ticket isn’t really high, it’s the stupidly large amounts of money being paid to the people starring in the movies (”celebrities”) and to the unionized labor making the movies.


44 posted on 07/23/2014 10:48:22 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: jsanders2001

Join the club of penny-watchers this summer. There’s a lot of that belt tightening going on, with the price of food, gas and utilities going through the roof this summer.


45 posted on 07/23/2014 10:48:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: dfwgator
They make more money on movies overseas now than from the US.

This is why you'll never see a film that shows China in a bad light. It's too big a market.

46 posted on 07/23/2014 10:53:49 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: George from New England
How’s that ‘gay every ten minutes’ working out ??!

It can't be helping. And even if the character in the movie or on the TV show isn't gay, it is obvious he is played by one. My wife probably tires of my gaydar constantly going off while we watch TV. I'm constantly saying stuff like "Jeez, where'd they get this effeminate guy to play this part?" I am not surprised that lots of actors are gay. The acting profession has attracted homosexuals since the time of Greece and Rome. But in the golden age of Hollywood, the actors didn't SCREAM their gayness in every scene. I was watching a Rock Hudson movie recently. Yeah, we know he was gay and he died of AIDS; but he comes off very manly in most of his roles. Women loved him on the screen.

Most of my entertainment dollars are spent on Blu-rays and DVDs of better movies from a better time.

47 posted on 07/23/2014 10:53:50 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: jalisco555

Even in the 30s, Hollywood was afraid to make movies that were overtly anti-Nazi, because their films were still shown in Germany.


48 posted on 07/23/2014 10:55:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I just heard on the X22 Report that amusement parks are being hit hard. I can't imagine a lot of people could even imagine a day at the amusement park right now. It's a hit to the pocketbook in regular times. I can't even imagine what it's going for now---
49 posted on 07/23/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

Yep, standing in line on a hot summer day is not my idea of fun.


50 posted on 07/23/2014 10:58:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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