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Wowsa! This Summer's Box Office Numbers Were Record-Breaking!

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We didn't realize this many people went to see The Smurfs! Ha!

We're very pleased to report that this summer's domestic box office was record-breaking with $4.4 billion, which just barely beat out the 2009 record of $4.33 billion by 1%!

Even more impressive were the overseas numbers, which were up 41% to $8.2 billion!!!!!

Here's what National Association of Theater Owners president/CEO John Fithian had to say about the numbers:

“In the mist of 9% unemployment and a continuing weak economy, it is striking that the movie theater industry can continue to grow revenues and admissions."

Such great news! Should be interesting to see if these numbers hold up next year.

Given the fact that The Dark Knight Rises will be coming out, we'd say 2012 could very well have another huge summer!

Do U think box office numbers will keep going up? What movies did U see this summer???

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6 comments to “Wowsa! This Summer's Box Office Numbers Were Record-Breaking!”



  1. 1

    Less people are going to the movies but ticket prices due IMAX and/or 3D have increased tremendously. While people are unemployed and poor, movie theaters charge more money…..NICE! The Almighty Buck!



  2. 2

    @HELLga exactly correct. Higher ticket prices thanks to 3D and IMAX but overall attendance was actually down. But why would Mario bother printing all the FACTS?



  3. 3

    So, let's remember these numbers when the MPAA starts whining about how piracy is killing the movie industry, especially overseas. While I'm staunchly anti-piracy, I hate that it's used as a contributor to higher ticket prices and delays in availability to legal streaming services like Netflix.



  4. 4

    given that this can pretty much be directly attributed to the last harry potter movie, i think it's pretty safe to bet that there will be a decline next summer



  5. 5

    Have only seen 3 movies this summer, am unemployed and normally see a movie per week (sometimes two). Saw Bridesmaids, The Help (may see again) and Horrible Bosses. 3D gives me a headache. I normally go on discount days or senior days only.

    Hollywood needs to come out with more original stuff.



  6. 6

    It's 'midst' not 'mist'.