Sunday, August 26, 2007
Summer 2007: Money-making, not record-breaking
Superbad has remained No. 1 at the box-office on the final weekend of what is estimated to be Hollywood's first $4 billion summer. But as Harvey Keitel famously warned his co-stars in Pulp Fiction, don't be too quick to celebrate the record-breaking. David Germain astutely notes: "Factoring in higher admission prices, Media By Numbers estimated about 606 million movie tickets will have been sold this summer — a solid figure but only the sixth-best for modern Hollywood."