Dec 11, 2009 10:45 AM by Mark Barger
The economy may be down, but movie ticket sales are up.
Hollywood has set a new box-office record of U.S. ticket sales of more than $10 billion for 2009.
The previous record was $9.68 billion two years ago.
With potential blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes and Avatar arriving by Christmas, yearend ticket revenues are expected to top $10.6 billion.