Many of you probably got a movie or two for Christmas and some of you probably have an absolutely amazing film collection. What you probably don’t have is the last ten ticket stubs from movies you have seen in the theater.
The fact of it people, is that theaters are declining not quite at the rate that print media did in terms of it’s replacements but it certainly is up against a lot of stiff competition. Which makes you wonder why all of the players in the game of getting these films made are going to make a point of offending their key demographic: people with eyes…
The LA Times is reporting that moviegoing is at the lowest level since 1995. The article blames Americans who are going to see fewer movies, on streaming services, which, to some extent, could be true, but Americans are no longer interested in paying their hard-earned money to support the anti-American and anti-Trump hate machine that is Hollywood.
While there are a few openly conservative actors in Hollywood, the majority of them are swimming in a cesspool of liberalism and are consumed with hate for President Trump and his deplorable supporters.
From George Clooney trashing Trump over his stance on refugees coming to America from Muslim hotbed nations, to Meryl Streep using a televised award ceremony to trash our newly inaugurated President, to has-been pop stars like Madonna saying she’d like to blow up the White House; America has had it up to their eyeballs with people who are some of America’s top earners, thanks to the support of people they openly mock for supporting President Trump.
The LA Times reports, that Hollywood is celebrating the end of 2017 with astronomical sales from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is on track to soon exceed $1 billion in global ticket sales and eventually become the biggest movie of the year. But that won’t be enough to write a happy storyline for the industry.
Although movie ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada are expected to dip just below last year’s record of $11.38 billion, the number of tickets sold is projected to drop 4% to 1.26 billion — the lowest level since 1995, according to preliminary estimates from studio executives.
The falloff in ticket sales can mostly be explained by a handful of movies that flopped, especially during the dreary summer season that posted the worst results in more than two decades. Even such massive hits as “Wonder Woman,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “It” couldn’t make up for a lackluster summer lineup populated by rickety franchises (“Alien: Covenant”) and poorly reviewed retreads (“The Mummy”).
However, the long-term decline in attendance reflects systemic challenges facing the industry. Audiences are spending less time going to the movies and are consuming more entertainment on small screens and through streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon that are spending billions on original video content.