Spent a lot of time ranting about movies yesterday with my brother. About how we were lucky to have lived through the golden age, and how it's very unlikely that there'll be a renaissance. How we've lived long enough to see how things we loved would look if they were made today (Raiders of the Lost Ark vs. The Crystal Skull), (Star Wars Episode 4 vs. Star Wars Episode 1), (Alien vs. Prometheus), (Star Trek: Into Darkness vs. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan).
Found this great article on the topic...
The typical American used to buy 20-30 tickets a year. Today, she buys about four. Fittingly, studios make fewer movies today, and they have to spend more money marketing them (about $35 million per film), since they've lost their guaranteed weekly audience. At the same time, the box office has globalized. U.S. and Canadian box office grosses are large but flat. The future of ticket growth is overseas.
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