March 6, 2007–The Motion Picture Association of America unveiled vital statistics Tuesday revealing that U.S. box office rebounded in 2006, up 5.5% to finish the year at $9.49 billion in revenues, as compared to $8.99 billion in 2005.
Additionally, MPAA said that 1.45 billion movie tickets were sold in the U.S. in 2006, ending a three-year downward trend in ticket sales.
The organization added that foreign audiences helped boost Box-Office to an all-time high of $25.8 billion. That mark was up 11% from 2005, when global B.O. hit $23.3 billion.