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Have You Gone to the Movies More Than Usual This Summer?


Despite the recession, box-office numbers are approaching record highs this Summer. Through last Sunday, box office "revenues were $3.99 billion, up 5 percent over the same stretch in 2008, which eventually notched up $4.14 billion. That means that ticket sales are nearing the $4.16 billion collected in the record-breaking summer of 2007. Studios and theater owners expect revs to break that record by Sunday, a week before Labor Day weekend, which is the official end of the season." Then again, Labor Day is later than usual this year, so there are more days available for raking in the cash.

Still, those are some good numbers! Do you think you've gone to the theater more often than usual this Summer? Or, are you not one of the contributors to this Summer's box office success?

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Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
I'm with Zivanod. Fewer movies but not due to economics. Slim pickings this year. Good luck filling the 10 Best Picture slots.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I've only seen one movie (Harry Potter) which is a huge downstep from seeing any and every movie that appealed. Lack of money coupled with having a kid has dampened our moving going outings. Movies just get too expensive when you have to lump in childcare, and we live too far from anyone we trust to watch her that its ridiculous.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I found myself working more then usual this summer so no I haven't really gone nearly as much as I would have liked to. If it's a kids movie I have gone beause it something we can do as a family but other then that I have been Netflix the summer away!
kia kia 7 years
I only went to one movie this summer and it was for a girlfriend that wanted a group to go for her b-day. There have been movies I want to see but I have preferred to play outside instead of being in a theater for two hours. Even at night.
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
Yes, but I usually see 1 or 2 movies a year. I've seen 4 movies this past summer (been back at school for three weeks now), two of them on the cheapie Tuesday night fare, Harry Potter and Up for full price (both worth it!).
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
not any more than usual. my husband and i go to the movies every saturday which is something that we've done for years now.
troyalg troyalg 7 years
I think I've gone to about the same number of movies, but I think I've been let down a lot this summer.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 7 years
I didn't even see the new Harry Potter this summer! CRAZY! It's all about the Netflix right now.
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 7 years
I went less this summer, but more this past year. I didn't go mainly because there wasn't anything I wanted to see. The only movie I saw this summer was The Proposal.
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
I've been watching my money and I definitely rent more movies now rather than going to the theater.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I've gone to the movies less this summer but not because of any economic reasons. Not as many movies appealed to me this summer.
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