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Theater owners generally do not like long movies (three hours or more) because there’s time for only one nightly showing per screen. This means fewer opportunities for concession sales and ticket sales.

The bulbs for a movie projector cost about $750 each.

Movie theaters make 95% of their money on weekends.

Only 20% of movies are highly profitable.

In 1999, the United States had about 37,000 movie screens.

As of May, 2001, the current leading money-maker was Titanic, which has grossed over $600.8 million.

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