Movie Sales Down in 2011

Hollywood sees bad year at the box office.
1:56 | 12/26/11

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As 2011. Draws to a close we learned something about Americans all of us -- our lifetime of sitting in movie theaters. Ticket sales are not only down this year they're back where they were in the 1990s. Raising the question. Have we fallen out of love with going to the movies here's ABC's Cecilia Vega. He was supposed to be figure of -- But now movie executive avenue mission on their hands to get people back into the movie theaters after a year -- death defying -- low turnout. -- eleven ticket sales are on pace to be half a billion dollars behind last year. And attendance hasn't been this low since the mid nineties -- still in love with silver screen. I think people love going to the movies but it's getting more more expensive and that's excluding a lot of moviegoers from going out to the theater. That's like how they weren't as a -- -- Injuries and not even cone and muscles were enough to drop a huge crowds this year. Among the other for data -- blockbusters in 2011 that turned out to be so unforgettable. The Green lantern cowboys and aliens and Mars needs moms it cost 150. Million to make but sold just 39 million in tickets. The last critics say there were too many family movies pushing out teens and young adults who typically packed theater. And one too many dark -- Moviegoers are getting the movies they want in new -- to streaming big hits online -- at home. I don't really see a politically -- see Watson. When I was. To get home. With just five days left on the calendar they're still hope for a mad -- to the box office. And if not well there's always want to eat well. Cecilia Vega ABC news Los Angeles.

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