The end of the Hollywood blockbuster?
...instead of counting on people to go to the movies every week without fail, studios were forced to blitz consumers with advertising, trying to turn every movie into an "event." The hope was that tons of people would show up opening weekend, lured by ubiquitous TV ads, and then these masses of movie-goers would generate word-of-mouth. The huge opening weekend would turn into "legs" in the following weeks, so the film would become a massive hit. But this seldom happens with most movies — they drop like safes in their following weeks.Or like a piano - BONG! This is very similar to another subject I write about, on my comics blog. The similarities are indeed very amazing. Another reason, however, is because they became increasingly leftist, to say nothing of disrespectful of the audience.
That's why I won't be missing the blockbuster too much.