WHERE ARE THE VIEWERS?
In The New York Times, Michael Cieply reports on our declining box office. No, not this year, but over the last decade. The sobering conclusion of his piece is that less of us are going to see movies in theaters. Breathless box office coverage of records broken, The Dark Knight, and lines stretching around the block at midnight for Twilight are just more noise. Read his piece to discover that, when measured by the arbiter of tickets sold, Twister handily outsold Iron Man and that Sex in the City is no bigger than The First Wive’s Club.
We are no longer a nation of moviegoers.