America is getting sick and tired of having their values assaulted by the left via the cinema. All this time, liberal Hollywood and the mainstream media have been trying to brainwash the American minds in order to push their hateful agenda. But it’ll all end soon.
Even before this catastrophic Labor Day weekend is factored in, the domestic 2017 box office is in terrible condition. This year is –6.3% behind 2016 and continues to fall behind 2015, 2013, and 2012.
If you figure in inflation, those numbers are even worse. For example, in 2012 the average ticket cost $7.96. Today it is almost a dollar more at $8.89. And still, box office’s pockets are being drained…
With no apparent faith in their own product, this is the first Labor Day in 25 years where a new title has not been released on more than 1,000 screens. This time last year, the box office hauled in nearly $130 million. 2017 will do about a third of that.
Summer attendance is at a 25-year low, with the summer box office being down a whopping –16% compared to 2016.
And the number of actual tickets sold this summer paints a bleaker picture, with total admissions likely to clock in at about 425 million, the lowest level since 1992, according to industry estimates.
Can a handful of titles like It, Kingsman 2, Bladerunner 2, Thor 3, Justice League, Star Wars 8 save an entire year? Doubtful. Still, we are talking about only six big titles over four months, which is about on par with last year’s Passengers, Rogue One, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts, Inferno, Sully, and Magnificent Seven.
It’s about time Hollywood figures out that the people are the ones who drive the market and not their leftist agenda. Until that happens, they may be a little light in the wallet.
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