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Scarce Amount of Movie Tickets Sold in 2010, But Sales Still Break Records

Posted by on Monday, 3 January, 2011

 – For only the second time ever, box office sales topped $10 billion in 2010. However, less tickets were sold in 2010 than in 2009. In fact, fewer tickets were sold in 2010 than in the last fourteen years. According to a Hollywood.com study, 1.35 billion tickets were sold by theaters in 2010, which is 5.4% less than in 2009. This is the largest drop in number of tickets sold since 2005.

Much of the $10 billion in business can be attributed to high IMAX ticket costs and inflated prices for 3-D showings. The average movie ticket price now is $7.85, while in 1996 is was $4.42. New York residents typically pay between $11 and $13.

Some of the top films for 2010 were Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, and Shrek Forever After.

According to Hollywood.com, ticket sales are most likely to remain low as they have struggled for the last eight weeks of 2010, and typically January and February are the slowest times of the year.

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Box Office Numbers For Thanksgiving Weekend Just Released

Posted by on Sunday, 28 November, 2010

– The numbers show that many people in the U.S. found time to go to theaters this past Thanksgiving weekend.  According to Box Office Mojo, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ was the top grossing film for the Thanksgiving weekend. The film topped more than $50.3 million in it’s second weekend of release.

Following closely on ‘Harry’s’ heels was ‘Tangled’ with $49.1 million for it’s opening weekend. ‘Megamind’ was a distant third at $12.9 million in it’s fourth week and the debut of the musical ‘Burlesque’ with Cher and Christina Aguilera brought in $11.8 million to put it in fourth place.

Rounding out the top ten for the holiday weekend were ‘Unstoppable’ with $11.8 million in fifth place, ‘Love and Other Drugs’ in sixth place with $9.9 million, ‘Faster’ in seventh place with $8.7 million, ‘Due Date’ in eighth place with $7.3 million, and ‘The Next Three Days’ in ninth place with $4.8 million. ‘Morning Glory’ was in tenth place with approximately $4 million.

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