A Record Movie Summer

North American movie box office hit a record this summer. The industry took in an “all-time summer haul of just under $4-billion from the first weekend in May through Labour Day. That’s up 3 per cent from the previous record of $3.9-billion set last summer. But like the summer of 2003, higher admission prices meant fewer tickets were sold. Exhibitor Relations estimates moviegoers bought 637.8 million tickets domestically this past summer, down 0.76 per cent from 2003.”