“Thank God 2011 is almost over, because we’ve had a real rough run here at the end of the year,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “We always count on the holiday season to give us a big boost at the end of the year, and it just didn’t happen.
“These admission numbers this year just tell me that we maybe have to set our sights a little lower in terms of attendance every year.”
Much of the reason for the drop in Hollywood revenue is the increase in other entertainment options, including home movies and video games.
Ghost Protocol is a big jump for Tom Cruise, who hasn’t had a $100 million dollar film since the last Mission Impossible flick in 2006.
Patton had this to say about working with Tom Cruise: