Thursday, November 25, 2004
And Hollywood Blue
"September and October have been brutal in terms of movie choices," said John Hamann of Box Office Prophets, which tracks ticket sales.
The Hollywood Reporter blames a shorter-than-usual season for some of the drop in income. This year's fall season was one of the more frequently occurring 10-week periods, while the previous two years were both 11-week seasons.
But the industry mag concluded the dramatic decline was caused by a combination of bad movies and bad buzz about them.
What kept the season from coming up even shorter were the stupendous numbers for Disney/Pixar's "The Incredibles," which raked in $151 million domestically, and DreamWorks' "Shark Tale," with $157.9 million.
Stuff that has real, broad based appeal and rings truel like The Incredibles has a long history of making big bucks for the entertainment industry.But they have trouble seeing the connection sometimes - and there won't be any December Lord of the Rings to pull them out this year.
Too bad. I miss going to the movies.