State Of The Movie Biz

Movie industry officials say the US movie industry is healthy. “2004’s U.S. and Canadian ticket sales reached $9.54 billion, marking the third straight year they topped $9 billion. Admissions in the United States and Canada, or the number of people purchasing tickets, dipped slightly to 1.54 billion, but 2004 was the third consecutive year admissions topped 1.5 billion — a number unseen since 1959. ‘The bottom line is the industry is healthy. It’s not radical growth, but the trends are positive’.”