Movie industry says pirates killing business – box office says otherwise

Steven Hodson

One of the biggest arguments that the movie industry has against piracy is that it is killing their business since people are downloading all these illegal movies and not paying to see them in theaters. While they press hard on this front recent box office numbers push back – hard – against this argument.

This weekend alone with the movie Final Destination chalking up $28.3 million has proven to be one to set a new record by. In the US alone this past weekend saw total box-office receipts of $120 million which is up from $100 million from the same weekend last year.

A summer movie season led by The Dark Knight is at $3.99 Billion with a traditionally popular long weekend movie time to go, is set to beat last years summer movie season record of $4.02 Billion. this past weekend's box office breaks down something like this