These days, theatrical movies make the majority of their income during opening weekend, as audiences rush to theaters to see the latest much-hyped new releases. This is generally followed by steep box office declines in the weeks to follow. Are you the sort of viewer who must see a new movie as soon as you can, or do you prefer to wait for bargain shows, or even the eventual Blu-ray release? Vote in our poll.
It used to be that I made a point of seeing every new movie that interested me in the theater, usually as soon as possible. Over time, however, as the cinema experience has steadily deteriorated, home video release windows have shortened and my home theater has gotten better, my viewing habits have changed. The sense of urgency to see a new movie just isn’t there for me anymore. I hardly get out to the theater at all these days. The occasional big event movie, like last week’s ‘Gravity’, might spur my interest, but it has to be something really special, and even then I may not get around to it. I fear that ennui has overtaken me.
Are you still excited to see new movies in the theater?