America’s Record Movie Summer

Despite what many critics have called a disappointing summer for movies, America’s theatres have scored a record summer at the box office. “The summer gross is expected to total $3.9bn – up 2% from last summer’s previous record figure, according to box office monitor Exhibitor Relations. But because of a rise in admission prices, the number of tickets sold will actually be down about 2% on last year – the first decline in three years.”