Liberal Hollywood Has Worst Box Office Numbers In 25 Years
Guest post by Lisa Payne-Naeger at American Lookout:
What could be the reason for this? Could it be that America is sick and tired of having their values assaulted by the left via the cinema? That’s a pretty good bet.
Do you think they have a clue? Or will they continue to take shots at America, even if it drains their pockets?
Breitbart has the story:
Even before this catastrophic Labor Day weekend is factored in (more on this below), the domestic 2017 box office is in hideous shape. 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 full dollar more at $8.89. Yeah, things are that bad and will look even worse on Tuesday.
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. Over this weekend last year, the box office hauled in nearly $130 million. This year will do about a third of that.
Summer attendance is at a 25-year low.
The summer box office is down a whopping –16% compared to 2016.
Can a handful of titles — It, Kingsman 2, Bladerunner 2, Thor 3, Justice League, Star Wars 8 — save an entire year? Doubtful. Pull out of a dive? Maybe. 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.
There may be lots of reasons for the drop in Hollywood’s numbers, but until they figure out that the people drive the market and not their leftist agenda, they may be a little light in the wallet.