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NATO ASKS: IS ANYONE PAYING $30 FOR PREMIUM VOD?

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) wants to know whether consumers have been willing to spend the $30 or so being charged to rent movies via so-called premium video-on-demand. In a statement released today (Wednesday), NATO asked the studios that are participating in the VOD experiment — they’re releasing some films 60 days after […]

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 […]

BOX OFFICE PERFORMS BELOW ESTIMATES

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually all current films performed slightly below studio estimates on Sunday. Nevertheless, the box office overall was up nearly 10 percent from a year ago, continuing a recovery following an early summer slump. It is the fourth consecutive “up” weekend. According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, the top 12 films earned $155,046,153 vs. $141,528,932 a year ago. For […]

INFLATION HITS BOX OFFICE

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Defying the trend in virtually every other U.S. business, prices of movie tickets shot up over the weekend, particularly at IMAX and 3D theaters, with charges rising about 8 percent in 3D theaters, 4 percent in non-3D ones and $5 across the board at IMAX locations, according to various reports. A spokesman for AMC theaters […]