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TICKET SALES SOAR OVERSEAS — BUT NOT IN U.S.

February 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While theater attendance in North America was down and ticket sales were flat in North America in 2010, elsewhere the box office soared to record heights, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) said in a report on Wednesday. In its annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report for 2010, the MPAA said that the international box […]

VIDEO ON DEMAND FOR BILLIONAIRES?

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

During a week when “tax cuts for the rich” has been receiving considerable media attention, a proposal has been unveiled that would allow the rich to view movies on their home theaters beginning the same day that they open in theaters. Today’s (Wednesday) Wall Street Journal says the service, from Prima Cinema Inc., would require […]

NATO PRESIDENT URGES MORE NC-17 MOVIES

November 23, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

The president of the National Association of Theatre Owners is urging motion picture producers and distributors not to shy away from films that have been designated NC-17 by the MPAA ratings board. In an interview with USA Today, John Fithian disputed the widespread notion that theater owners will refuse to screen movies with the adult […]

AL JAZEERA REPORTERS RELEASED BY COALITION FORCES

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two Afghan journalists working for the Arab satellite news network al-Jazeera were released by coalition forces on Friday after being arrested in their homes the previous Monday on charges of aiding “insurgent propaganda networks and their affiliates.” The arrests of Mohammad Nadir and Rahmatullah Naikzad, who worked for both al-Jazeera and the Associated Press, had […]

TICKET PRICES TAKE RARE DOWNTURN

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There were so many family-film hits in theaters during the second quarter of this year that the average ticket price slid to $7.88 from $7.95 in the first quarter — a reflection of discounts for kids, the National Association of Theater Owners reported on Monday. The decline occurred despite a proliferation of 3D films commanding […]

3D FUELS RISE IN TICKET PRICES

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers paid an average of $7.95 per ticket in the first quarter of 2010, up 8 percent from $7.35 during the same quarter a year ago, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) said Tuesday. The figure represents the largest increase since the exhibitors group began tracking ticket prices in 2001. While it may seem […]

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