A Very Good Year For Movies (At The Box Office)

“More than $9 billion worth of tickets were sold in North America in 2002, up about 10 percent over last year’s record. Even with higher prices, actual attendance was up at least 5 percent, reaching levels not seen since Eisenhower was in the White House. But let’s not pop those Champagne corks just yet. There are plenty of reasons for concern and doubt amid the hype and hyperventilating.”