The BBC online reports some good news for the theatrical distribution biz.
Cinema attendance is up 3% compared to a year ago, with actual revenues up 11%.
Good news for all those concerned.
see what happens when you have good product.
true ,true ,thats all it takes……………..
Longisland question for you. I know that you have been in the exhibition business for a long time. Every Monday in my local paper and on the morning news that have the top ten grossing movies of the weekend which is fine and dandy. My question to you is, How many tickets are sold in the country on a weekend? Do you have any idea or do you know where to go to find out?
ticket counts are not reported daily just the sales -the studio get counts after boxoffice paper work is sent in .
John, here’s an interesting link you might find shines some light on BO and all that…
Schmadrian….thanks for that info…very interesting.
What I found most intriguing about what he has to say…and there’s more on the rest of his site devoted to the film industry…is Point #3, ‘How Studios Make Money’.
People read and hear certain truths as provided by Hollywood by way of the Internet, newspapers, the television entertainment shows, but the entire picture is hardly ever provided. This chart speaks volumes; I’d bet most people would be shocked as to how Hollywood actually earns its $$$ these days.
Schmadrian….I have read some other writing by Edward Jay Epstein. This guy is good, really good. What do you suppose he means by “house allowance” any idea?
house allowance -is the amount a film company says it cost to operate per screen each week ..based on seat count …means many different things depending were you are located…..
thank you longislandmovies for your insight and knowledge.
JOHN…….in nys the house allowance or “nut” works like this…lets say the PARIS theater nut is $8,000 per week and your working on a 90/10 split with a film..the 90/10 does not kick in till the $8,000 nut is covered……….