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DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE WAS FLAT IN 2013, SAYS REPORT

March 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

About the same number of people went to the movies in 2013 as did in 2012. They went about as often and they spent about the same amount of money. That was the conclusion of the MPAA’s annual “Theatrical Market Statistics” report for 2013, released on Tuesday. The report indicated that the overall domestic box office for 2013 rose just 1 percent to $10.9 billion from $10.8 billion. Some 1.34 billion tickets were sold, down about 1 percent from 1.36 billion in 2012. International business, however, rose 5 percent to $25 billion from $23.9 billion in 2012, the biggest jump since 2010, when it jumped nearly 12 percent. Today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times noted that one of the few “eye-catchers” in the report is a chart indicating that among all the major studios, the total number of releases fell 11 percent to just 84 during 2013. In 2006, the studios released 124 features.