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The posting regarding incorrect ticket stubs raises some serious issues, but
requires a little more research before any conclusion can be drawn. I
remember when Spike Lee made the accusation that theatres were giving patrons
who paid to see "Malcolm X" ticket stubs for "Home Alone".  As a former
theatre manager, I thought  at the time that this was unlikely...Why should a
theatre that's showing both movies care whether the money is going to 20th
Century Fox rather than Warner Brothers?... But it would be interesting to
see if this sort of thing if being done systematically since I also know from
experience that theatre employees aren't always all that careful about
tickets and such...
Let me play Satan's Good Buddy on this one and suggest a possible and less
harmful reason for the Next Friday/Toy Story2 switch...Any theatre playing
"Toy Story 2" has been running it for about 7 weeks now, so their percentage
of the gross has finally gotten bigger than it might be for a film that just
opened this week...perhaps theatres who felt that they weren't getting their
fair share of the gross from the Xmas movies are switching tickets purely for
a few extra bucks.....
 Aside from outright racism, I can't see why any theatre would deliberately
want to under-report grosses, but I agree that this warrants  further study..

R. Hunt

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