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The L.A. Times has an article in today's paper speculating as to why some big budget films are failing at the box office this summer. Fine, as far as it goes.
Not so fine: the headline, "Summer movie season cooling off"; and the basic premise of the article.
Note the cooling:
Week Week Gross
In other words, the Times article gets its facts wrong. It also gets its interpretation wrong and in the same paragraph. The fast start to 2009's box office came largely in comparison to a weak start to 2008 with box office up 9.4%. The seemingly smaller 5% advantage for summer 09 vs. summer 08 is purely a function of comparing this year's summer session to the second highest-grossing summer in hitory.
It would be like comparing a straight-set 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 victory over my 79 year-old mother to a five set win over Roger Federer that went to a tie-breaker and suggesting maybe I've lost a step.
And for those keeping score at home, summer 2009 is also ahead of the record summer of 2007 by roughly 1%. Brrrr.
I only ask because this has been wrapped around NATO's North Hollywood office for a couple of weeks now.