owners generally do not like long movies (three hours
or more) because theres time for only
one nightly showing per screen. This means fewer
opportunities for concession sales and ticket
The bulbs for a
movie projector cost about $750
Movie theaters make 95%
of their money on weekends.
20% of movies are highly profitable.
In 1999, the United States had about 37,000
As of May, 2001, the current
leading money-maker was Titanic, which
has grossed over $600.8 million.