Movie Theaters Had A Dismal Memorial Day Weekend

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Judging by the dismal numbers from the Memorial Day weekend box office, theaters didn't see many moviegoers over the holiday.

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the most lucrative of the year, but this year, media research company Rentrak estimates Hollywood took in just $190 million from Friday to Monday in the U.S. and Canada - the lowest figures for Memorial Day weekend since 2001.

The ticket booth dip is largely due to Disney's "Tomorrowland," which brought in $41.7 million, less than half of what "X-Men: Days of Future Past" brought in last Memorial Day weekend.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson spoke with Jason Bellini of The Wall Street Journal to find out what happened.


This segment aired on May 26, 2015.


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