Concession Sales Drop in Two Theater Chains
11.13.08 by REELZ
Is the economic meltdown affecting our appetite for ridiculously overpriced stale popcorn? The Hollywood Reporter says yes -- as two theater chain operators are reporting lower concession sales in the third quarter. We, on the other hand, have another take on this story. If theater operators want to increase their concession sales, they need to convince Hollywood to start making movies more appealing to people who like to eat a lot. We're not saying we need a remake of Big Night, Dinner Rush, or any of the many other food flicks that have done anemic box-office over the years -- but would it be so hard to mix a pie fight into Quantum of Solace instead of just another shoot-out?