Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Correction: February 22nd's "Oscar Day" movie ticket sales 'were unusually brisk' compared to Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl XLIX was played on February 1, 2015.

Box-office receipts for February 22 rank an unexceptional 6th among the 8 first Sundays of 2015.

SourceBox Office Mojo

Oscars Show Growing Gap Between Moviegoers and Academy.  (The New York Times, 2/23/2015)
As the ratings demonstrated, the audience was not impressed. Perhaps they went to the movies instead: Box-office analysts noted that ticket sales on Sunday, normally a slow day at theaters, were unusually brisk.

Related post:
If Oscar winners should be based on ticket sales, why bother with the whole rigmarole in the first place?  (2/24/2015)

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