The Thanksgiving domestic box office was down 16% from last year, according to Comscore.
Netflix released Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” on Wednesday and some were quick to draw a correlation. “Thanks for nothing Irishman” was trending on Linkedin on Monday.
But a more realistic reason for the drop at the box office is that there were no blockbuster new releases over the holiday.
The movies that were in theaters, though — such as “Frozen II” and “Knives Out” — still performed well. The former broke a Thanksgiving record and the latter exceeded expectations.
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The Thanksgiving domestic box office was down 16% from last year with $264 million, according to Comscore. Meanwhile, Netflix dropped director Martin Scorsese’s crime epic “The Irishman” on Wednesday just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Some were to quick to draw a connection. “Thanks for nothing Irishman” was trending on Linkedin on Monday. A New York Times headline on Sunday asked “Did ‘The Irishman’ Take a Bite Out of the Thanksgiving Box Office?,” implying that audiences stayed home to enjoy the three-and-a-half-hour Oscar hopeful.
But the answer to the Times’ question is probably “no” for a number of reasons.
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