Box office up, dvd sales down in 2009

posted by moviebuff82 on January 20, 2010 at 7:35 am

According to engadget, more people spent money at the movies than buying movies on dvd in 2009 vs 2008.

During one of the worst economies our parents have ever seen, according to Adams research, people spent $9.97 billion to get out of the house to see a movie last year — up 10 percent from 2008. At the same time, Disc sales (DVD and Blu-ray included) were down 13 percent to $8.73 billion — which wasn’t down nearly as much as most consumer goods.

Comments (2)

MPol on January 20, 2010 at 9:12 pm

If that be the case, then that’s a good sign.

ceasar on January 26, 2010 at 6:51 am

Maybe someone in the cinema business could provide some information. I discovered the small Cinema Wilcox Theatres has been holding over movies two to three months at a time. A pattern I recently spotted. It’s not just one movie but a block of films. On an opening weekend new movies haven’t open. Like the box office hits Book of Eli and Paranormal Activity which the nearly a hundred people demanded to come never happen. But is holding films over a good business practice or a bad one? I told one of thier associates thier losing mony becouse I learn the market is still going to the Jackson Metro area for more choices.

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