First off, sorry for not posting anything in a while. I spent most of May on a trip to Scotland and I never got the chance to post anything beforehand. Plus, I didn’t really have anything to post.
On Friday, I will do the first of my new monthly Movies of the Moments. But first, there is something going on in the movie industry that I really need to talk about.
For weeks and weeks, I have been reading about how the movie industry is in a slump. I have been reading how box office numbers are down from the year before.
However, last week’s Memorial Day weekend brought in $231.8 Million. That’s the second-highest total, for the holiday weekend, ever. But, since last year’s total was higher ($247.6 million), the film industry is saying that last weekend’s total is not good enough to take the industry out of the slump.
Whoa, wait up a second there. I can’t see how $231.9 Million can be called a SLUMP. Yes, it’s less compared to last year, but you can only break box office records so many times, before it gets too high to break.
Plus, the box office for a movie hardly means anything. At the movie theatre I go to, ticket prices go up to $13.95 (CND), which is MUCH higher than the ticket prices were 10 years ago. It seems like every year a new box office record is being broken, and I think that attributes more to the ticket prices going up then more people filling the seats.
So, is the movie industry really in a slump or is it just a bunch of guys in suits wanting more than they are getting?