Alex Ben Block

Despicable Summer: Franchise Fatigue, Content Glut Swamp Movie Box Office

Labor Day Weekend will see the lowest level of movie going in the U.S. in two decades, capping the worst summer in ten years. It isn’t the end of movie going but it is a sign of a huge sea change that is rocking the industry The sale of movie tickets in American theaters will hit its lowest point for a Labor Day weekend in 22 years this weekend, which is a fitting end to a dismal summer that will finish with less than $4 billion for the first time in at least a decade – compared to $4.5 billion last summer - down about 14 percent from last year. Labor Day Weekend has never been a big time for movie-going. People are off on vacation, gone to the beach, or barbequing at home. The difference is

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