The Economics Behind This Summer's Box Office Flops05:42
Download

Play
Moviegoers purchase automated tickets at an AMC movie theater in Arcadia, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2017. 
AMC Entertainment Holdings, the world's largest movie theater owner, announced a "shocking" expectation for secod-quarter losses, with stocks diving by 25 percent amid a weak box office. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Moviegoers purchase automated tickets at an AMC movie theater in Arcadia, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2017. AMC Entertainment Holdings, the world's largest movie theater owner, announced a "shocking" expectation for secod-quarter losses, with stocks diving by 25 percent amid a weak box office. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
This article is more than 2 years old.

The 2017 summer box office numbers are in, and the season was the worst in a decade.

There's an underlying economic reason for the weakness of the box office this summer. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson learns more from Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) of The Atlantic.

This segment aired on September 11, 2017.

Related:

Support the news

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news