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Tuesday, December 06, 2005 3:11 PM
Hollywood's Fade
Kevin Salwen on Culture

Tinseltown has had a brutal year in 2005. Box office receipts have been steadily declining all year, down 6% overall; and it's a rare week in which the numbers are higher than a year ago. I'll admit it's hard to feel all that sorry for Time Warner (more than $1.63 billion of tickets sold so far), News Corp. ($1.3 billion) or Disney ($1.04 billion).

But the debate over whether this is more a factor of technology or more a factor of content is raging in the punditocracy. Here is Ed Driscoll's (rather conservative) take.


1 comment

Robert - 12/6/2005 6:19:32 PM
Interesting trend to watch. Then again, even the most uninspired homeowner or apartment dweller can dine on any type of cuisine delivered within a half hour, access infinite content and entertainment from a computer, have any number of retailers deliver an enromous flat-screen plasma TV with a zillion channels, and decorate the place with any number of a thousand paint colors and fabrics from the most remote Asian village, with a hundred Martha Stewarts (and the real one) offering advice along the way. Oddly, that some of us leave our homes at all just to see a movie is encouraging!

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