NATO Chief: Glut of R-Ratings Caused Box-Office Downturn 8 weeks ago
The box office's doldrums can be blamed on a lack of diversity, National Association of Theatre Owners President and CEO John Fithian...
By Brent Lang
Average ticket prices topped $8 for the final quarter of the year
The National Association of Theater Owners says movie ticket prices fell four percent over the third quarter
For the first half of the year, the average ticket set back moviegoers $8.02
Convention attendees will get a sneak peak at "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," and "Men in Black 3" as studios let theater owners know they're very special to them
Fewer 3D titles meant that ticket prices only jumped four cents in 2011 -- and at the end of the year, they actually got cheaper
Sexually-explicit film could help revive the shunned rating, John Fithian says
It's getting a tiny bit cheaper to see a film, according to the National Association of Theater Owners
Carmike Cinemas CEO S. David Passman, III named chairman of the trade group
The company has now installed almost 8,000 digital screens
Sony said the trade organization is wrong, while shares of RealD plummet 15 percent
The May-through-Labor Day period saw a record $4.4B in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, NATO is reporting
John Fithian says studio's early release plan respects windows; Jon Favreau and Quentin Tarantino also oppose move
Hollywood hails legislation that would prevent sites from using U.S. internet service providers, payment processes and search engines
After Jeff Bewkes and Les Moonves say the threat of shorter windows has been overstated, John Fithian begs to differ
"What's an experiment without data?" asks NATO president
NATO data also shows average admissions price declined about 1 percent from the first quarter of 2010
As the controversial premium VOD plan kicks off Thursday, studios are hoping for a longterm payoff. But in the short term, they have nothing but headaches
Rental platform to launch Thursday with "Just Go With It"
Exhibitors may pull trailers or even films by studios that shorten windows, TheWrap learns
Responding to report that studios are rolling out the new service on DirecTV next month, National Association of Theater Owners puts out an angry statement saying its constituents weren't told the news first.
Tension at the annual Las Vegas lovefest exploded on Thursday over a new studio premium VOD plan; exhibitors stressed over drop in box office revenue
NATO chief John Fithian uses his part of Tuesday's keynote to warn exhibitors: "convert to digital or die"
New MPAA chief will join NATO president and CEO John Fithian to deliver "state of the industry" address on March 29
All those expensive 3D movies at the box office last year yielded one of the biggest year-to-year admissions spikes in history
With studios looking to debut first-run movies in homes days after their theatrical release, exhibitors mobilize in Hollywood and on Wall Street
Price has tumbled 24 cents since peaking at $7.95 in the first quarter
The actor tells TheWrap: "You can’t shy away from a moment when it’s there”