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Fall Box Office Disappointing

The numbers are in for the fall movie season, and the results are poor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The report states that not only did many films not perform, but those that did the best still did poorly. Not one film broke $100 million over its entire run, although "Chicken Little" is close. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" does not count towards that season, which is a shame, as it raked in $102 million for its first weekend.

I wonder if this is the way the box office will go before the theater industry completely crashes. Few films will earn huge box office returns while the rest are dismissed as failures. I'm going to sound like a broken record, but, wisdom would dictate that studios should focus on profitability by decreasing reliance on big stars and special effects, and instead taking risks with content because they're going to lose money anyway. Expect more watered-down sequels and big star vanity projects instead. --Terrence Ryan

Posted by on November 22, 2005 10:26 PM
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