Does anyone out there know what months are considered more busy than others? Which months are traditionally considered ‘slow’?
I believe the fall months are considered slow, so that is why years back you would have films reissued during that season along with films having lesser boxoffice potential being released as well during those months.
I always figured the SPRING months were the slowest. Summer speaks for itself with most everyone flocking to see the endless and mindless sequel blockbusters that plague the theaters. Fall and winter are when people are rushing to see Oscar-race contenders. Spring feels like that slow period in between the Oscars and the next coming summer.
I’d guess that January and February are the slowest. During the coldest times of the year, people tend to stay home.
They say movie attendance is down. I know that for me, I’ve all but stopped going because of the high ticket and food prices, inconsiderate audience members and the general onslaught of trash that is ending up on the screens.
I wonder, though, why others are attending less?
If you watched the news a month ago, you’d have seen stories of people waiting on long lines and attending screenings of SPIDERMAN 3 in the middle of the night and box office records going through the roof. Money talks, so it sounds like people are still going to the movie theaters, and yet they say attendance is down.
Anybody have any thoughts?
In my experience, Jan/Feb/Mar are the slowest. This is at art houses. I believe it has to do with several things, including weather, the holiday/Oscar push just ending, and anticipation of summer and more people going out.
When I was working in the box office of a big multiplex 2 years ago, fall was the slowest time. There would be a wave of big movies coming out around holidays. Halloween you’d get a couple of scary movies, then at Thanksgiving all the Christmas movies would come out. Winter stayed busy until school started back. Once school was in session, times would be slow again until Spring break when some mediocre comedies or horror movies would come out, then it would be a slow trickle up until the big summer blockbusters until around August when things died down again.
art house is busy OCT TO MARCH
1 ST RUN MAY TO SEPT WITH THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS