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Hollywood Fail: 2010 Earns Worst Box Office Numbers Since 1996

First Posted: 01/03/11 10:15 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

The Tourist

They don't make 'em like they used to... in 2009.

If you looked over the coming attractions last year and sighed, you weren't alone: 2010 was Hollywood's worst box office year since 1996, according to Hollywood.com and USA Today.

Attendance dropped 5.36% from 2009, the site reported, with 1.35 billion people buying movie tickets. That tickets sold number is the lowest since 1996.

Inventive as always, producers and theaters made up for (or caused?) the drop by spiking ticket prices nearly 40 cents, from an average of $7.46 in 2009 to $7.85 in 2010. That brought in revenues of $10.556 billion, falling short of last year's $10.6 billion.

Toy Story 3 was the top grossing film of the year -- click here to see what the top ten worldwide grossers were.

Click over to Hollywood.com for more facts and figures.

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Filed by Jordan Zakarin  |