Dec 11, 2009 10:45 AM by Mark Barger

2009: Record year for movie ticket sales

The economy may be down, but movie ticket sales are up.

Hollywood has set a new box-office record of U.S. ticket sales of more than $10 billion for 2009.

The previous record was $9.68 billion two years ago.

With potential blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes and Avatar arriving by Christmas, yearend ticket revenues are expected to top $10.6 billion.



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