The box office's summer swoon showed little sign of stopping in September.
The just-wrapped month served up the lowest tally since 2006, according to Box Office Mojo, down 11 percent from last year alone.
Solid performances from “No Good Deed,” “The Maze Runner” and “The Equalizer” couldn’t lift Hollywood’s spirits. The summer’s box office figures came in at 25 percent less than 2013’s results.
Now, it’s up to Fall releases like “Gone Girl,” opening Oct. 3, to salvage 2014. Some films will certainly draw a crowd, like the third “Hunger Games” film and the final “Hobbit” sequel.
The same could have been said of the Summer 2014 season, what with a new “Transformers” sequel, a Tom Cruise blockbuster and a second “Spider-Man” adventure. Even the “can’t miss” films missed just enough to bring an economic fright to the film industry.
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