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Ramin Hashemi
Expert Film Handler

Posts: 129
From: Houston TX
Registered: Sep 2004

 - posted 12-08-2005 10:57 AM      Profile for Ramin Hashemi   Email Ramin Hashemi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mike S. had mentioned that he had a 44% film rental last year. That is fantastic. What is the general advise on how to get there if one has a booking agent. It is a reasonable goal for a triplex first run?

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Matt Fields
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 540
From: Jackson, Ohio, United States
Registered: Jun 2005

 - posted 12-08-2005 11:52 AM      Profile for Matt Fields   Email Matt Fields   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mike's theatres have over ten screens and can play films for a long period of time, driving his aggregate percent down.

Also, from what I've gathered, he has an urban audience. This means he does well with films that may not do well nationally. The movies studios have lower expectations for these pictures, and offer cheaper deals then on "Harry Potter", for example.

I have a four screen, first run theatre and I have a booker. I'm currently paying a little over 50% for 2005.

You could easily get your percent down to stuff off the break at 35%. You may not be better off though, since your attendence would most likely drop.

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Mike Spaeth
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Hampton, GA
Registered: Jul 2000

 - posted 12-08-2005 02:17 PM      Profile for Mike Spaeth   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Spaeth   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Matt pegged it. My top 10 movies this year? 1 - Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, 2 - The Gospel, 3 - Four Brothers, 4 - Fantastic Four, 5 - Are We There Yet?, 6 - The Longest Yard, 7 - Hustle & Flow, 8 - Coach Carter, 9 - Roll Bounce, 10 - Batman Begins. Being an urban theatre doesn't save us money on, say Star Wars ... but when Star Wars is your #13 picture of the year, it doesn't have as much of an effect on your total aggregate.

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