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Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby averagejoe » Sep 4th, 2017, 6:17 pm

Maybe people are staying away in droves when realizing Hollywood is a propaganda machine for mass social ideological experiment for change. And not for the better.


Worst Box Office In 25 Years: Hollywood’s Problems Are Permanent & Deep

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.

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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby Queen K » Sep 4th, 2017, 6:37 pm

I know why I stay away.

Manners in audiences are at an all time low.

The people with cell phone checking. The loud munchers on food. The talkers. Those who stupidly bring children too young to understand what is going on and the children cry because Dolby sound is too loud for them.

And, the worst of it? When a so called block buster is suddenly on Netflix, for next to nothing, and I'm like, "so glad we skipped that at the box office." Does not bode well for the new movies.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby averagejoe » Sep 4th, 2017, 6:47 pm

Queen K wrote:I know why I stay away.

Manners in audiences are at an all time low.

The people with cell phone checking. The loud munchers on food. The talkers. Those who stupidly bring children too young to understand what is going on and the children cry because Dolby sound is too loud for them.

And, the worst of it? When a so called block buster is suddenly on Netflix, for next to nothing, and I'm like, "so glad we skipped that at the box office." Does not bode well for the new movies.


I sit closer to the screen because some young people and older people have use their phones during the show. No respect.

I have told some people but so much lately to turn their phones off....but changed my viewing options.

And talk openly too.

And all the block busters were flops and so politically correct.

I was disappointed in every movie I saw this summer.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby GordonH » Sep 4th, 2017, 6:51 pm

It appears movies still make good money:
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2017

Maybe people just don't have as much disposable income as they once did.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby Queen K » Sep 4th, 2017, 7:09 pm

Yes GordonH that is quite possible too, with everything going up and nothing going down in price.

I think the movie producers are out of ideas anyways. I see tv productions are out of ideas, with remakes of old shows.

And who wanted to see a remake of people running on a beach, BayWatch bombed right? I expect to see it on Netflix any day now with a two star rating.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby jimmy4321 » Sep 4th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Too much competition, not sure anything could compel me to go to a theater.
Guess the real money is in those pixar movie types where they can drag families into.

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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby Bsuds » Sep 4th, 2017, 7:50 pm

Queen K wrote: children cry because Dolby sound is too loud for them.


Try going when you wear hearing aids, it's painful. Hockey games are really bad too!

I refuse to go and can wait till they are on TV where I have control of the sound levels.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby Queen K » Sep 4th, 2017, 8:00 pm

jimmy4321 wrote:Too much competition, not sure anything could compel me to go to a theater.
Guess the real money is in those pixar movie types where they can drag families into.


And create here today and gone tomorrow spin off toys.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby The Green Barbarian » Sep 5th, 2017, 1:11 pm

Queen K wrote:I know why I stay away.

Manners in audiences are at an all time low.

The people with cell phone checking. The loud munchers on food. The talkers. Those who stupidly bring children too young to understand what is going on and the children cry because Dolby sound is too loud for them.

And, the worst of it? When a so called block buster is suddenly on Netflix, for next to nothing, and I'm like, "so glad we skipped that at the box office." Does not bode well for the new movies.


Yup.

The last movie we went to we had to leave as two losers who just reeked like pot and couldn't stop laughing (even though it wasn't a comedy) sat down in front of us and just stunk us right out of the theater. It's just not fun anymore to go to movies, people are just too stupid and disrespectful of others.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby Glacier » Sep 5th, 2017, 1:21 pm

I went to the Drive-in theatre last week. Pretty much the only way I see movies these days if I'm going out for a movie.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby GordonH » Sep 5th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Combination of some apps (I'm aware of at least 1 free one, PM me if you want to know) & a chromecast with a big screen tv add in sound system.
Who the hell needs the hassle of dealing with theater crowds.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby Queen K » Sep 5th, 2017, 2:16 pm

Yes but some movies aren't meant to be watched on tiny screens, they need sweeping large screens, which is why home theater systems and wide tvs are all the rage right now. No need to watch Star Wars on an android.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby GordonH » Sep 5th, 2017, 2:24 pm

Queen K wrote:Yes but some movies aren't meant to be watched on tiny screens, they need sweeping large screens, which is why home theater systems and wide tvs are all the rage right now. No need to watch Star Wars on an android.


That is what the chromecast is for, so you don't need to watch it on your tiny android device.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby Thinktank » Sep 5th, 2017, 2:28 pm

No use going to see movies when TV shows are of such high quality.

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and movies produced by Hollywood are also extremely high quality.
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Re: Hollywood Worst Box Office In 25 Years!

Postby the truth » Sep 5th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Queen K wrote:I know why I stay away.

Manners in audiences are at an all time low.

The people with cell phone checking. The loud munchers on food. The talkers. Those who stupidly bring children too young to understand what is going on and the children cry because Dolby sound is too loud for them.

And, the worst of it? When a so called block buster is suddenly on Netflix, for next to nothing, and I'm like, "so glad we skipped that at the box office." Does not bode well for the new movies.


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