LATimes on Movie Ticket Trends

’05 Box-Office Slump May Be a Blip in the Big Picture [pdf] (also, Moviegoers speak up [pdf] and some fun statistics here: A history of ups and downs [pdf]

Here’s a look at why the much-hyped box-office drought won’t cause much of an economic ripple — at least not yet.

A plot of the ticket sales statistics versus real average ticket prices (using average CPI as a deflator) shows an unsurprising correlation, though.