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Posted 2/13/17 , edited 2/14/17
How is this profitable? Are movie theaters really that empty that they have spare theaters lying around that are not playing anything worth their costs?
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Posted 1/29/18 , edited 1/29/18
Pretty much. Other than the weekends, movie theaters don't have a lot of traffic the rest of the week.
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Posted 1/29/18 , edited 1/30/18
@Wintie It's a successful business model:

The 26 cinema events that grossed more than $1m in 2017 include nine live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, classic films like The Princess Bride and Singin’ In The Rain, anime film Princess Mononoke, and last August’s boxing match Mayweather vs McGregor – the highest grossing sports event in Fathom’s history.

And movie theaters need all the business they can get.

Attendance has been on a downward trajectory since 2002, when 1.57 billion consumers lined up at ticket booths. In 2016, that number had fallen to 1.31 billion admissions. Dive deeper into the data, and the trend grows more worrisome, particularly among younger viewers. In the past six years, the number of frequent moviegoers in the millennial age group fell nearly 20%, according to data compiled by the Motion Picture Assn. of America.

“Movies aren’t the only choice anymore,” says Jeff Bock, a box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “Now there are other options with Netflix and HBO and video games. That’s taken a toll.”

Unless the studios find a way to make movies that engage younger viewers, Bock warns, their entire business model risks collapsing.
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