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Film in 2012 – the Numbers

With 2012 a few days behind us, it is time to apply our 20/20 hindsight to the year in film.  And, it was a record-breaking year.  According to Box Office Mojo, Domestic Box Office was $10.8 billion last year, barely besting the 2009 record of $10.6 billion.   The total number of films released was up last year to 655, which is also a record. But these two results combined indicate that the year was not steller on a per picture basis.  Any given release averaged $16.5 million, which is below the average for the last ten years at $17.3 million.  This is a contrast to the 2009 record year, with 521 releases, where the average per release was $20.3 million.  Ticket sales was up from 2011 and 2010, and it remains strong. But, at 1,364.6 million, it remains below average for the last ten years, which read more