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Box Office Sales Buoyant in 2009

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Posted on Dec 14, 2009
AP / Robert F. Bukaty

Which industries actually thrive in the midst of a crippling recession? There are many ways to approach that question, but over the past year, Americans looking for low-impact escapism on a budget went to the movies, and they did so in numbers that might put some of the hand-wringing about the impact of the Internet and the economy on the film business on hold, at least for the time being.  —KA

Los Angeles Times:

As consumers spend less on other leisure activities like travel, eating out, sporting events and shopping, they’re turning to the movies as a relatively cheap way to get out of the house, even with the price of tickets exceeding $10 in most Los Angeles theaters.

The box-office boom has not only surprised many in Hollywood, but provided a much-needed source of revenue growth as DVD sales have plunged more than 13% so far this year.

And it has proved that despite a digital revolution in the ways audiences consume content, one of the oldest methods has not lost its appeal.

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By oyunlar, January 30, 2010 at 11:47 am Link to this comment

no small fete in the world’s largest drug consuming Turkey?Oyunlar

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By liecatcher, December 16, 2009 at 2:38 am Link to this comment

Box Office Sales Buoyant in 2009

Even though most of those movies left a lot to be
desired, at least it was non-chemical escapism, which
is no small fete in the world’s largest drug consuming

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