Participation in the Holiday Movie Survey was down from the summer. That may be that readers were too busy to participate. Based on the responses we did get, readers definitely saw fewer movies than they did over the summer which isn’t surprising given that the holiday movie season is roughly half as long. Of the 25 movies included in the survey, readers only ranked seven of them. For the most part, readers liked what they saw. Only one movie received a “thumbs down” from readers, so the rankings will mostly be determined by how many people saw each movie.
With only ten respondents, this may not be scientifically significant, but here are the movies as ranked by readers.
Merry Festivus, elves of LeBlog!
Each year is made up of a series of movie “seasons,” with every production company vying for box office dominance during these peak portions of the cinema calendar. Although there are 12 months in every year, movie theater attendance is, of course, way up during those times of the year when kids of all ages are out of school. Because of this, you’ll see most of the big event movies released in time for extended holiday periods.
Earlier this year, Lebeau and I sat down for a chat about the important releases and trends of the summer movie season, and this time we’ll be covering the same topic as it applies to what we’ve seen in November and December. Come along as we discuss the relative value of this holiday’s offerings and what it might mean for audiences and filmmakers long-term.