Hollywood's holidays are off to a dreadful start: Fewer people went to the movies the last two weekends than during the box-office hush that followed the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.I've had two movie tickets in my wallet for three or four weeks and we can't find anything we want to go see. The current crop of movies is really, really bad.
Domestic revenues tumbled to a 2011 low of about $77 million this weekend, when the star-filled, holiday-themed romance "New Year's Eve" debuted at No. 1 with a weak $13.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
It's the worst weekend in more than three years, since the weekend after Labor Day in 2008, when revenues amounted to $67.6 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. And it comes after an $81 million total a week earlier that had been this year's previous low.
"It's unbelievable how bad it is," said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
Monday, December 12, 2011
The box office numbers are accurately representing the quality of the crap Hollywood is dishing out these days:
Posted by Rick Moore on 12/12/2011