January Box Office Numbers Fall Drastically

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The box office ticket sales for January 2011 dropped 25% from January 2010.  Last month's totals came in at $792.3 million, whereas in 2010 and 2009, box office sales exceeded $1 billion.

The box office number is essentially the same as in 2008, where sales were $794.7 million.

This year's decline in blamed on the fact that this year did not have any great Christmas carryovers.

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2010 had the help of the remarkable Avatar, which became one of the highest grossing movies of all time. In 2009, Paul Blart: Mall Cop turned into a big hit, which helped propel the 2009 number to more than $1 billion as well.

The biggest January opener this year was The Green Hornet, which brought in $78.5 million.

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