posted 08-27-2017 10:57 AM
Yup - it's been a poor crop of movies this summer; really is that simple, IMHO. All the big ones have been sequels or reboots, and the few originals that have been any good (Dunkirk, 47 Metres Under) have essentially been for the arthouse crowd.
posted 08-27-2017 09:32 PM
We are down, too. It's not like it was unexpected though....lots of stories were floating around this spring about how summer wasn't going to be that great. The big "hope" for this year was, spring was better than normal so they were hoping the summer would coast on spring's coattails. Didn't happen because the movies were so-so.
The irritating thing is, as always, this leads to the predictable onslaught of "theatrical-is-dead" stories, and frenzied attempts to hurry the industry into day-and-date video in some fashion, when all it will take to save the day is some better movies.
From: St. Joseph MO, USA
Registered: Sep 2010
posted 08-28-2017 05:52 AM
I worked tonight and I hadn't worked for almost a week and a half due to family in town. I was sure surprised to see the lack of business... We only sold 9 tickets total to four of our ten movies for the late show.
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