BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Getting Americans into theaters to see big blockbusters may not be as easy as it once was.
The New York Times reports 2016 could be the worst year for movies in terms of ticket sales for adults since before the 1920s.
Here are four things to understand:
- Grim prediction regarding ticket sales is based on previous years’ figures. A strong Summer could change things.
- Hollywood has fallen victim to sequels, many of which flat-out flop.
- Millennials do not go to many movies. Some analysts even compare it to going to the doctor’s office — a once or twice a year type of visit.
- It is becoming more expensive for Hollywood to create an audience for films. They spend a lot more just to get us into theaters.