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More than half of all Americans didn’t go to theaters last year, despite blockbuster releases like Kali Mai And shang chio, according to a new Gallup poll released on Friday, as Americans still express hesitation to return to theaters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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about 61% of adults told gallup They did not visit a movie theater during 2021, a historic high, while 31% said they watched one to four films in theaters and 9% attended five or more.

Adults in the US watched an average of 1.4 movies in theaters in 2021, down from the average of 4.8 movies watched between 2001 and 2007, the last time Gallup conducted the same survey.

Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 watched an average of 3.2 movies, while those aged 30-49 watched an average of 1.4 movies, and those over the age of 50 watched an average of less than 0.8.

Gallup polled 811 adults across the United States between December 1 and 16, ahead of the release of the top-grossing international and domestic film of 2021. Spider-Man: No Way Home.

a similar study morning consultation The release Wednesday showed that 53% of American adults were still uncomfortable going back to theaters — especially those over the age of 40 — but younger people felt more confident returning to theaters.

Both studies suggest that theater visits may be reduced due to coronavirus fears and more competition from streaming options at home.

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