Wondering if the studios have the option of just sitting on the movies and releasing them on a later date. Unless they get leaked, unreleased movies should preserve pretty well for a few week or months.
Ticket sales rose in part because Hollywood crammed an unusually large number of big-budget movies into the summer, a period that typically accounts for 40 percent of box office revenue. Studios released 23 films that cost $75 million and up (sometimes way up), 53 percent more than in the same period last year.
The audience fragmented as a result, leaving films like “The Wolverine” and “The Hangover Part III” wobbling when they should have been slam dunks.