America’s youth are abandoning Hollywood movies in droves and that’s leading some Tinsel Town execs to panic. Variety Mag reports:
Americans aged 12 to 24 saw 15% fewer films in theaters during the first three quarters of the year, according to Nielsen. And in 2013, according to a Motion Picture Association of America report, the number of frequent moviegoers between the ages of 18 to 24 fell by a record 17%.
A host of factors have played a role, surely, including a mountain of student debt, lack of jobs and the economic depression the nation is in (if you factor our the Fed’s “monetary easing”, we are in a depression). We also think that America is growing sick of the liberal bent in so many big screen productions – and just as the “Air America” network of liberal talk show hosts and programs tanked, so too is Hollywood headed down the road to bankruptcy and ruin.
It’s not just the young audiences turning down Hollywood’s fecal material.
Audiences cooled to Hollywood offerings, voting with their feet as attendance dropped by an estimated 6% to 1.26 billion, the lowest figure in nearly two decades.
With too few movies with original plot lines, following tried and true recipes for successes such as those employed in the 1940s and 1950s, it’s no wonder the growing trend for Americans to turn their noses up at one “sequel” after another.