Hollywood Reporter – Perfect Storm Creates Slowest Box Office in Over 15 Years

The lack of major releases, the unprecedented storm in Texas, and a premier PPV event all contributed to the box office slide.

August 27, 2017

‘There’s no getting around it: this weekend’s domestic box office is a catastrophe.

In the grand scheme, it can seem like a small issue when compared with Hurricane Harvey — the deadly natural disaster that tore through the Gulf Coast of Texas on Friday, dumping more than 20 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. But Harvey also had at least some impact on the business, forcing theater closures in South Texas. Still, the degree to which the storm hurt the bottom line of moviegoing is up for debate.’

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