Hollywood’s Plan For 2009

Movie attendance was off 5.2 percent this year. In trying times like these, Hollywood thinks deeply and then…produces more sequels! Bloomberg notes that 2009 will include another raft of familiar faces: Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Terminator: Salvation. In fact, Warner Brothers’ decision to delay Potter to 2009 is probably what caused this year’s box office to tail off. Bloomberg notes that Hollywood's Christmas haul was up 7.9 percent from last year, helped along by Marley & Me, Bedtime Stories, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.