Movie Downturn? It’s Because They’re Not Very Good

Hollywood is full of excuses why movie box office is down so much this spring. But. “None of the half-dozen excuses is sufficient, nor as convincing as the most obvious explanation: The current movies are particularly bad. Though popular success and quality have no direct relationship (The Pacifier and Hitch both made more than $100-million), audiences may have finally got tired after a particularly lousy string of weekend releases.”