Hollywood rebounds, but family-friendly offerings still limited

The first half of 2013 is already behind us, and despite some ominous doom-and-gloom predictions from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg about the impending collapse of the movie industry, things actually seem to be looking up for Hollywood these days thanks to a healthy second-quarter box office . The first part of summer has even witnessed one new inductee into the ever-expanding billion-dollar box office club. But that hasnt been enough to compensate for an undeniably rocky beginning. In the absence of a Hunger Games-sized March blockbuster and with very little in the way of family-friendly options, audience turnout through the first three months of 2013 dropped a whopping 22 percent from the same quarter last year, according to Box Office Mojo .
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