During our ongoing coverage of the implosion of Hollywood, you might ask yourself, "What do I care if a bunch of movies lose money and studios go bankrupt? So what if studio execs have to switch to a lower quality of cocaine?" The problem is that the movies most of you tend to like are very expensive to make, and currently they aren't making their money back. Hollywood is about to start making less of what you like, and/or making it shittier.
Which brings us to 2015. See, studios say that there were too many expensive CGI-filled blockbusters this year, and audiences just went numb by the time July got here. And there will be far, far more of that in 2015 -- we're talking Star Wars VII, The Avengers 2, and Batman vs. Superman serving as the tip of the iceberg of a giant list of huge-budget remakes and sequels all landing at the same time.
As we're about to prove with numbers, Hollywood is about to ramp this car right off the goddamned cliff ...
4 The Number of Big-Budget Films Per Year Is Skyrocketing
That Lone Ranger movie will lose 150 million fucking dollars, because somehow they spent more than a quarter-billion dollars on a cowboy movie. That's how insane things have gotten.
Replace the quicksand with poop and you have an accurate description for how it did at the box office.