Global Box Office Hits Record $40.6 Billion in 2017; U.S. Attendance Lowest in 23 Years

Higher ticket prices helped cushion declines in the U.S. attendance. Stateside admissions, the industry term for the number of tickets sold, dropped 6% to 1.24 billion — a steeper fall than the drop in revenues. It is also the lowest admissions level since 1995. – Brent Lang, Variety