2010 Showest Movie Posters
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The movie business proved itself recession-proof again in 2009 with box office numbers up 10% to $10.6 billion. 
Number of Tickets sold were also up 5% and per-capita spending was up 4.6%. 
On the "dark side", U.S. piracy was down 30%, while arrests of camcorder pirates was up 50%.
Despite current economic times, the industry's mood was upbeat when compared to a few years ago.
3D was, and is, obviously a big topic.  Avatar lit the fuse and people are suddenly believers. Media outlets that sniffed at the topic last year are running around this year as they try to learn the new terms, companies and issues.  But, with around 3,500 3D U.S. screens, theater owners are worried that they won't have enough capacity to meet the 2010 slate.  More 3D screens are on the way; and there are even new ways for good ole fashion film projectors to join the fray. One is invented by a leader of 3D, Lenny Lipton, via his Oculus3D lens. The other is from Technicolor.   A third (isn't 3 competitors appropriate for a topic like 3D?) is from SoliDDD (formerly Kerner New York). Interestingly, they all made different decisions on some fundamental design decisions.
Note: Next year Showest will be known as CinemaCon NATO as takes over full control of the conference.
 (If you want to learn more about 3D, see our report)

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Showest 2009
CES & ICCE 2010
- - CTIA 2009, 2010 - - CableTec 2009

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Movie Posters for 2010 Releases
Showest is a Movie Theater ("Exhibitors") and Studio conference. 
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  Clash of the Titans Tron 3D    
Beastly Beastly The Last Airbender The Last Airbender
Salt   Ironman 2 Ironman 2
A-Team Eclipse Prince of Persia Nightmare on Elm Street
Faster The Losers Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass Kick-Ass Kick-Ass Kick-Ass
  Inception Inception Scott Pilgram vs. The World
Get Him to the Greek Grown Ups MicMacs High School
Robin Hood The Prophet Kenny Chesney 3D Twelve
Sex in the City 2 Eat Pray Love The Bounty Hunter Little Fockers
Knight and Day Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps MacGruber Takers
Babies Mercy Letters to Juliet Jus Wright
Day Night The Backup Plan Killers Killers
The Last Song Cairo Time Greenberg Charlie St. Cloud
Please Give Why Did I Get Married Too? Why Did I Get Married Too? Death at a Funeral
Ramona and Beezus Nanny McPhee 2 Diary of a Whimpy Kid Get Low
The Karate Kid   How to Train Your Dragon Furry Vengeance
Shrek - Final Chapter Shrek - Final Chapter Hannah Montana
Note Autographs
Toy Story 3 - 3D
Toy Story 3 - 3D Toy Story 3 - 3D Toy Story 3 - 3D Toy Story 3 - 3D
Despicable Me Marmaduke Marmaduke