How making millions is a bad thing.

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?

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).