FYI - Jan 2009 was the biggest BO on record, Feb 2009 is also near the top. You seem to want to justify to yourself rather than anyone else about QOS BO performance.
LOL. Quantum was released in the 4th Quarter, which history will show was the worst quarter since the early 1930s. The stats are real. I didn't make them up.
My friend, you're deluded if you think multiple repeat viewings of QOS weren't impacted by the depresssion.
Let me suggest that real estate values in your area (New York) are going to keep tumbling as those who lost their jobs in Wall Street make their way down to Washington and get employed in the ever-expanding Big Government sector currently being developed to counter the depression.
2009 is getting worse 'my friend' not better! Really I'm not deluded. Not at all. But then Taken and Mall Cop have taken over $100m so doesn't seem to have effected their BO does it? Now, get back to your day job and stop huffing and puffing!
New info is coming out about the recent past all the time.
The fact is that Consumer Discretionary Income has gone UP in the 1st Quarter for three reasons:
1) Lower gasoline prices since October has increased discretionary income
2) Lower taxes.
3) Parts of the 'Stimulus Package' is helping to boost income slightly.
Q4 of 2008 was a lot worse for the consumer in the aggregate.
In addition, it's true that Taken and Mall Cop did $100 million in Q1 but where did I say movies were not going to do $100+ business anymore. Plus 'event' pics or critically acclaimed films that strike a chord will always do well. Also, Taken and Mall Cop didn't/won't do nearly $170 million like Q0S did.
Once again, I have stats and charts suggesting that Q4 '08 was the worst for Consumer Spending...worse than what Q1 '09 is turning out to be.
Are you serious - are you really serious?? Errr, you are wrong in so many languages! GDP is predicted to be negative for Q1. Just one example.. http://www.reuters.c...440189320090304
GDP for Q1 is suppose/projected to come in at minus 5.5 percent...but Q4 GDP was WORSE at minus 6.2 percent!!!
Q1 GDP is predicted to be negative. Yes. But Q4 was also negative...likely more negative.