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While the economy may have been down Hollywood was able to break the 2007 sales record.
Raking in over ten billion at the box office this year what are -- coming in with the largest slice of the pie with that record.
Three point nine billion dollar take fueled by hits such Harry Potter and that -- -- a lot lot lot hangover joining us now to look back -- the biggest Hollywood box office season to date is Wall Street Journal culture reporter.
Michelle and we welcome -- here today.
So Michelle it was a great year and why is that these hits that the economy the people we're just going there to spend money that it -- -- how -- that well part of it.
-- is the economy because it's cheaper way of entertainment but also there's just all of these new sorts of movies that are coming up you know you've got avatar coming out not if people are talking about how its three day and it's something that he's never seen before.
So there's a lot of -- exciting projects that came -- -- -- As you mentioned the 3-D that -- Ticket price for 3-D movie can be -- more than it is typically right so grant do we know what you lifts.
Do do we sell more tickets this year or should we have enough of a higher selling price average selling price per ticket.
But that's what set the record -- a little about it because our.
They're trying to expand what various -- right now but they're not the majority so even though those are bumping things that's not enough to kind of -- -- everything else.
Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox.
I think they're fat estimate that would you know any of these -- yet don't get -- much I have to admit and I don't get in the where they in any of these blockbuster on Megan Fox centrist think issues and transformers two which is a huge hit -- actually the top grossing movie and -- -- -- transformers one.
-- -- -- see some action hero and one of those and I go ahead have a chance of Megan Megan Fox in transformers -- -- a lot of press for that ranch is -- us on rubicon Jennifer's body which didn't do so out.
So it's -- looking ahead to 2010 it behind might for a minute.
It's just going to be is that 3-D theme are we gonna see twenty different movie 3-D movie says or just another 33.
Accelerated because it's -- to be such phenomena.
I think there are definitely working on.
Because that they have now that this technology has been developed other people can use that and the thing is because it takes so long to make these movies.
A lot of times they're all in the pipeline and you know we're gonna spend their studios and spread them out where the money be made you know.
-- for example the 3-D glasses I have been hearing you know I remember only had.
The paper glasses right and they've really become quite advanced -- -- -- -- -- the -- -- plastic now they're -- money to be made through these movies right I mean we're gonna -- by the by Sony -- but people make them -- money being -- -- just attendance as well I mean because if you have a great movie you know there's so much less dependent -- like opening weekend box office that but if you've got a great -- sort of -- gonna get people to go over and over again.
And it's kind of and that's repeats itself that you're going to be making -- bit of money as well.
So on that note by the way -- -- -- -- and I like lions gate because they make a lot of movies content owner and I think more more distribution is coming are there going to be is trying an.
India are going to be a huge consumer of Hollywood content for the foreseeable future obviously yes but is that going to be huge.
They've always been like flash content.
-- -- like an American products like a lot of them are trying to build up.
Large industries with them and so they're going to be effectively against Hollywood.
Once I actually been producing more towns that were like they've got like red -- sort of movies that are being developed and done in the country.
And then being shipped her hair but.
Yeah I can I didn't see any of those yeah.
Are you anticipating anything great coming out in twenty tennis there -- movie that -- -- and I -- Nancy there's something in the works that you know of already well there's definitely planning a thumbs up herself Bible the final hit the first part of final Harry -- I was gonna come out next -- and -- got a bunch of hostile crowd when his back coming out a bunch of Russell Crowe movie last.
Why is going to be in this new Robin Hood movie and there's just a lot of different projects -- -- we're just about out of time single let's movie 2000 I would what dual Nicole and I need to watch from the last year I might have happened there and get sick it encapsulates a lot of but the country's going there it's got great performances -- quickly was best movie of the year.
I have highly -- law and the -- -- princess and the frog with a Lagos.
But I -- I cried to belittle a mushroom into the movies this that.
All right -- -- thanks so much for joining us.
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