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U.S. Summer Box Office Down

For the first time in seven years, U.S. movie box-office revenue fell this summer—down 3 percent from 2011. Attendance at movies was down 4 percent, despite massive hits like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. Analysts chalk up the decline to several factors, including the Olympics, higher ticket prices, and a rash of bad movies. Oogieloves, anyone?