Well, lookey here: US BO up!

posted by schmadrian on September 6, 2006 at 5:04 am

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.

Comments (11)

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on September 6, 2006 at 2:43 pm

see what happens when you have good product.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 6, 2006 at 3:08 pm

true ,true ,thats all it takes……………..

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on September 7, 2006 at 11:59 am

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?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 7, 2006 at 12:52 pm

ticket counts are not reported daily just the sales -the studio get counts after boxoffice paper work is sent in .

schmadrian
schmadrian on September 11, 2006 at 2:41 am

John, here’s an interesting link you might find shines some light on BO and all that…

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on September 11, 2006 at 7:32 am

Schmadrian….thanks for that info…very interesting.

schmadrian
schmadrian on September 11, 2006 at 7:40 am

You’re welcome.

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.

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on September 11, 2006 at 1:03 pm

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?

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 11, 2006 at 5:25 pm

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…..

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on September 12, 2006 at 9:35 am

thank you longislandmovies for your insight and knowledge.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on September 12, 2006 at 3:58 pm

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……….

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