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Sequels have been the lifeblood of the movie business for more than a decade. In , the seven top films were all sequels, including Fast 5 and the final Harry Potter installment.
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But in the last six months, the sequel strategy seems to be deflating. In , the film industry is on pace to sell the fewest U. But this year might even weaker than it looks. The sixth and seventh highest-grossing films of — Star Wars Ep.
VII and The Revenant —were actually released in Box office analysts are grim. How did Hollywood become overrun with sequels, and why does it suddenly seems as if nobody wants to see them?
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The short answer is that the movie industry has over-learned the lesson that sequels perform well at the box office and has tried to sequelize every marginally successful movie. The deeper answer is that, on top of long-term structural declines in movie attendance, Hollywood is losing its grip on young people. Film used to be the dominant visual medium in the U. In the first half of the twentieth century, going to the movies was like going to church: Americans did it almost every week. Today, buying a movie ticket is more like going to the doctor—something many Americans never do and most Americans do only four or five times a year for routine cultural check-ups.
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Domestic box office is growing mostly because average ticket prices are rising. Older adult audiences can create genuine blockbusters too. The AARP study highlighted that older adults also demonstrate distinctive behavior around film release cycles. AARP Study press release Movio connects everyone with their ideal movie, contributing to a future where every generation can experience the magic of cinema.
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