Posts filed under “Technology”

2007 Movie Theater Attendance = Flat

First CDs, then DVDs, concerts and now movie theater ticket sales

"Ticket sales at North American movie theaters totaled $9.7 billion, a 4% increase over the previous year, according to Media by Numbers, a box office tracking company.

But attendance was flat, after a narrow increase in 2006 and three previous years of sharp declines. Movie fans bought about 1.42 billion tickets last year, according to Media by Numbers. The high watermark of the last 10 years came in 2002, when moviegoers bought about 1.61 billion tickets . . .

But box office results are always a game of glass half-full and glass half-empty, and the half-empties this time seem more prominent.

DVD sales continue to slump both domestically and abroad. The private money that has washed over Hollywood in recent years is starting to slow, investment bankers say, as more hedge funds go home with little to show. And movie executives are worried about the impending collision between striking screenwriters and the important awards shows."
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In other words, except for ticket price inflation, sales were flat . . . 
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Source:
A Film Year Full of Escapism, Flat in Attendance
BROOKS BARNES
NYT, January 2, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02/movies/02year.html 

Category: Digital Media, Film, Technology

New Business Model: Launch New Sites to Annoy/Sell to Apple

Category: Corporate Management, M&A, Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Plasma Screen Bargains: 50″ Panasonic 1080p

You may recall when I was shopping for flat screens, Best Buy was advertising the Panasonic 50″ TH-50PZ77U at $1799, but refused to honor that price, claiming it was a money losing typo. (See Inconvenienced By Best Buy! for the details). Their price was an absurd $2,899.99 — $100 over list. This ultimately sent me…Read More

Category: Technology, Television, Web/Tech

HD/Blu-Ray DVDs = $200

Category: Film, Technology

Argggh!! APC Back up

Category: Technology

W.A.F.

Category: Psychology, Technology, Web/Tech

Goldman Sachs: Sell Tech Selectively

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Corporate Management, Earnings, Technology, Valuation

iPod, Sansa, Zune

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Web/Tech

Google Page Rank

Category: Technology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Tesla Demo

Category: Technology