2019 Winter Box Office Plummets to 8-Year Low

2019 has been a pretty dismal year for the North American box office. As a whole, it's the lowest it has been in 8 years and this past President's Day long weekend is the lowest in 15 years. Last year, the entertainment industry was seeing record breaking highs for the month of February, thanks to the massive success of Marvel Studios' Black Panther, which is up for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year.

Even with the carryover success of Warner Bros.' Aquaman, January of this year was still down 15% from last year. With that being said, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Greatest Showman, and The Last Jedi helped to carryover from late 2017 into January 2018. Total revenue for January 2019 came in about $812 million, which is the lowest since 2011. Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore had this to say about this year's box office slump.

"This lack has left the industry stuck
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