Newspaper article International Herald Tribune

Mixed Results for U.S. Movie Industry in 2011

Newspaper article International Herald Tribune

Mixed Results for U.S. Movie Industry in 2011

Article excerpt

While global ticket sales climbed 3 percent last year, movie attendance in North America was the lowest in at least a decade.

The Motion Picture Association of America, releasing its annual snapshot of global moviegoer trends, looked on the bright side, as its job requires.

Global ticket sales for 2011 climbed 3 percent, to $32.6 billion, from the level of a year earlier, driven by increases in Brazil, China, Mexico and Russia. As for North America, the association would like to focus on the fact that domestic box office revenues of $10.2 billion were 6 percent higher than they had been five years earlier.

The picture darkens from there.

Year-on-year revenue in North America fell 4 percent over all on a 4.5 percent drop in admissions, to 1.28 billion, the lowest level in at least a decade. Revenue from 3-D movies in North America fell 18 percent, partly because it suffered in comparison with revenue in 2010, which included unprecedented sales from "Avatar." Ticket prices climbed 1 percent, to $7.93. …

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