2016 could be worst year for movie ticket sales since 1920s

Leonardo DiCaprio
This photo provided by courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox shows, Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, in a scene from the film, "The Revenant," directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Jan. 8, 2016. (Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

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.

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