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How Many Movies Should the Average Person See Per Year? Plus IF, The Strangers, and More Box Office Takeaways

38m | May 20, 2024

On the May 20, 2024 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor Ben Pearson is joined by /Film staff writer and box office analyst Ryan Scott to talk about the latest film and TV news.

In The News:

  • Box office recap


Listener email: Melissa in St. Louis writes in: Hi Ben, I enjoy listening to the box office recap every week, and I wanted to reach out to you and Ryan to ask: How many movies should the average person go see in a year for a healthy domestic box office? When you talk about the money that needs to be made by a specific movie or the overall industry, I’m always curious how that breaks down to the level of a hypothetical individual audience member. I know there’s differing ticket prices and formats and all sorts of other variables, but I’d appreciate hearing your rough estimate of the Average Joe’s movie-going quota for a year, or even just the summer season.

Tom Rothman Deadline interview

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