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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 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, 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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Get To Know Your Extinct Ancestors

Posted by on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

 – A new film is being released in London today, November 30th, but it’s not your standard run-of-the-mill entertainment. Rather, it’s an interactive movie that provides audience members with a chance to participate, and learn about evolution at the same time.

The film is titled ‘Who do you think you really are?’ and is being presented at London’s Natural History Museum in the Attenborough Studio. It is being characterized as an augmented reality spectacle and actually utilizes interactive touchpads given to each audience member.

Presented by David Attenborough, gives the audience a chance to watch virtual dinosaurs wander the floor in front of them, and provides a unique look into our physiological attributes shared with other animals and our common ancestors.

Much of the information in the film is derived directly from the museum’s collections and it’s scientists, so the material is informative and fact based, rather than a sci-fi spectacle for entertainment purposes only.

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