As we prepare for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ to set all kinds of records at the box office, Hollywood is experiencing some depressing lows before its arrival.
According to a report from Variety, movie theaters had the worst Easter weekend showing in almost 15 years.
This weekend’s offerings amassed a combined $112 million in ticket sales, the lowest haul since 2005, according to Comscore. The decline in sales is likely because the rest of Hollywood avoided opening a big movie ahead of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which is expected to crush records when it debuts on April 26.
Overall, it’s been a disappointing 2019 for Hollywood. There have been a few success stories, but for the most part, it’s been a series of disappointments.
But as we continue to point out, that will likely change as the year moves forward. There are some big movies set to be released later this year, even after Avengers: Endgame exits theaters.
For what it’s worth, even though this was the worst box office weekend since 2005, the horror film ‘The Curse of La Llorona‘ still had pretty good results. It topped the box office and made $26.5 million, which is not bad considering they made it for just $9 million.