Putting Dollars In Context: A Hollywood Primer

The lede put my hype detector on vibrate and alarm:
The movie industry finished a monster year with the biggest film-going weekend in recent history.
I knew without reading another sentence that there would be no inflation-adjusted data or population-adjusted data or much in the way of holiday-weekend acknowledgement. Rather than simply grit my teeth in passive frustration, I dove into active frustration: find data sources alluded to in the syndicated story. …continue reading →