That's down from $9.26 in the second quarter. The average cost of a movie ticket in the U.S. dipped to $8.93 in the third quarter of 2019, down nearly 4 percent from $9.26 in the second quarter and up slightly from $8.83 during the same corridor at year ago, the National Association of Theatre Owners said Thursday. That puts the ticket average for the first nine months of this year at $9.08, compared to $9.11 for all of 2018. Fluctuations in price are due to the strength of the marketplace, as well as the demand for Imax and other premium formats. The more people spend, the more the average cost increases. NATO said revenue for the third quarter — July through September — hit $2.8 billion, up 3.5 percent from last year and helping to trim an overall downturn this year at the domestic box office. Admissions hit 316 million, up more than 2 percent year over year. In terms of demographics, Gen Z-ers and Millennials (ages 18-34) made up more than half of the moviegoing … [Read more...] about Average Movie Ticket Price Falls to $8.93 in Third Quarter
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Mahesh Babu, who has won several awards along with 4 Filmfare Awards, is not even considered as a competitor this year. Filmfare has conducted a press conference yesterday and unveiled the nominations list for all the sections of awards of 62nd Filmfare Awards south. Mahesh Babu was not in the nominations list for the best actor category, to the disappointment of his followers. Mahesh's 1 Nenokkadine, though failed at the box office, all the movie buffs and critics appreciated Mahesh for his acting prowess. However, the film did not even fetch a nomination for the actor. Are the awards only for commercially successful films? The question is again put to discussion among social networking sites and fan clubs. Apparently, one should understand that it is not possible to accommodate all the heroes in the nominations every year, when there are so many good performances in a particular time period. As they say, everybody gets their due. On the other side, Venkatesh, who attended the press … [Read more...] about SHOCKING: Mahesh Babu Is Not Best Actor
Prabhas is beyond any doubt, one of the biggest and most popular actors in Telugu cinema. The mass hero is loved by one and all due to his humble nature and charming screen presence. Now, here is some big news for 'Darlings'. According to reports, the Baahubali star might soon be teaming up with maverick filmmaker S Shankar for an action entertainer, to be shot against a big budget. The grapevine suggests, it will have a strong social message, which might click with a pan-India audience. Shankar is considered to be 'India's James Cameron', which clearly bears testimony to his skills as a filmmaker. On the other hand, the Prabhas is a bonafide 'A lister', who delivered three consecutive hits (Baahubali, Baahubali 2 and Saaho) in the Hindi belt, proving his mettle. As such, this will be a deadly combination. Meanwhile, the 40-year-old heartthrob is expected to resume work on his movie with Radha Krishna Kumar, being referred to as 'Jaan', pretty soon. The film, touted to be … [Read more...] about Prabhas To Team Up With Filmmaker Shankar For An Actioner? Deets Inside!
Robert Pattinson can’t explain it – he just knew. It was early 2015, and the Twilight star was now three years removed from Edward Cullen, the iconic vampire heartthrob who made the British actor’s name but had also painted him into a corner. Looking to break free, the then-29-year-old star began seeking out daring dramas and working with filmmakers like David Cronenberg, David Michôd, Werner Herzog and James Gray. He was determined to prove that he wasn’t just a YA pinup. And in the midst of that reinvention, Pattinson stumbled upon a promotional still for Heaven Knows What, a gritty, unsparing 2014 New York indie about a homeless woman ravaged by heroin addiction. “It really struck me,” he says softly, sitting in a Beverly Hills hotel suite, remembering the moment. “You normally see really striking imagery in a lot of European movies. But it’s rare to see that coming out of American independents.” Pattinson knew nothing … [Read more...] about ‘Good Time’: How Two Brothers Scuzzed Up Robert Pattinson and Made a Gritty Classic
While nothing is set in stone yet, it seems that 20th Century Fox is closer to finding their Cable for Deadpool 2. A new report claims that Stranger Things star David Harbour has screen tested for the role of Nathan Summers. Although, it isn't clear if there are other candidates in the running, or if the studio has extended an offer to David Harbour quite yet. The casting of this iconic character was reportedly one of the points of contention that lead original Deadpool director Tim Miller to part ways with the sequel. The Wrap reports that David Harbour screen tested for the Cable role, but it isn't clear how close the studio is to making a final decision, or who else has tried out for the part. There had been reports after Tim Miller's departure that the filmmaker was pushing to cast the 51-year-old Kyle Chandler as Cable, although the actor was younger than the character portrayed in the comics. Ryan Reynolds reportedly disagreed with this casting, and he wanted to cast an older … [Read more...] about Deadpool 2 Targets Stranger Things Star as Cable