2009 to have record Box Office of $10+ Billion
Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:00 PM
They use the recession as an excuse over and over again in the past year to drive our rates down, but once again, the studios are making more money now than ever....and this is JUST box office sales.
Don't be like one experienced operator who recently took a Disney backed show for $2,000 a week rental on his Steadicam (and a bad hourly rate too). A show I (and was told 20 others after me) turned down to try to preserve our rates and rentals.
Article released in Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood expecting record $10 bil year
Film boxoffices were poised on Wednesday to eclipse 2007's record $9.68 billion in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales with Hollywood eyeing more than $10 billion this year as audiences flocked to theaters during the recession.
Studios began the year with January crossing the $1 billion mark for the first time ever, and boxoffices this month are counting on help from films such as "Avatar," "Sherlock Holmes" and "It's Complicated."
So far, moviegoers had snapped up $9.67 billion worth of tickets at domestic -- U.S. and Canadian -- boxoffices through Tuesday, tracking firm Hollywood.com Box Office said.
The firm said 2007's record was expected to be surpassed on Wednesday, as Hollywood reaps returns during a recession that, as in past downturns, has seen consumers showing up in theaters for relatively cheap entertainment.
Last year's domestic boxoffice came in at $9.63 billion.
Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:34 PM
Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:07 AM
Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:11 AM
But I do wonder about other movie aspects. I think I might have rented 1 DVD in the past 12 months. But according to my iTunes account, 22 movies were 'rented.' And how do things like Netflix fit into the scope?
I can imagine it's a bit of a challenge to get a level view on everything. And I wouldn't be the one required to get a balance of what the industry was doing in such a dynamic market.
It still is important to keep our heads up, be positive, and enjoy what we do.
Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:28 PM