The MPAA disclosed Thursday that Hollywood suffered its worst year at the box office in nearly a decade -- even as marketing costs soared, especially for small films. In its annual box-office marketing report, the MPAA said that the number of admissions dropped nearly 9 percent to 1.4 billion, the lowest number since 1997. The overseas box office also fell 9 percent, according to the report.
Anyone surprised? This is what happens when movies are produced by big corporations and you try to force cheesy remakes down our throats. Here's a clue: when you've seen a movie once already and you know the ending already you are less likely to want to spend $10 to see it. Just a little food for thought.