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Hollywood is having a disappointing summer

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Attendance in American and Canadian movie theaters dropped 5% so far this year compared to the first eight months of last year. And revenues fell about 3%.

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Hollywood movie studios are having a disappointing summer season. But behind that is a change in how studios organize their calendar and release their movies.

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Instead of releasing their major productions during the summer months, studios are increasingly launching movies between September and April.

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Beauty and the Beast came out in March and Fate of the Furious came out in April. Potential blockbusters like Blade Runner and Justice League are coming only after September.

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The number of major productions released between January and April increased from five in 2012 to 12 in 2017, and between September and December, they went from seven to 11.

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