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Pass the Popcorn: What Movies Did Hotel Guests Watch in Their Rooms in September?

A hit in New York City hotel rooms.

A hit in New York City hotel rooms.

Last month the in-room pay-movie viewing habits of hotel-goers throughout the US, Canada and New York City were pretty much in lockstep. Guests tuned into the antics of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (White House Down), and Bradley Cooper and Zac Galifianiakis (The Hangover Part 3).

But what are we to make of the fact that The Bling Ring, a movie about light-fingered, celebrity-addled Los Angeles teens, was hit in New York hotel rooms but failed to make the Top Ten list across the nation and in Canada? Read more

Pass the Popcorn: What Movies Were the Biggest Hits in Hotel Rooms in August 2013?

Leonardo and Carrie and the Tiffany bling.

Leonardo and Carrie and Tiffany bling.

If you spent a late summer night in a New York City hotel room, chances are you escaped the heat and humidity by watching Carrie and Leonardo toy with Tiffany cuff links and pearls in The Great Gatsby, old sport. Elsewhere across the US and in Canada, hotel-goers clicked onto the antics of a very different duo, FBI agents Sandra and Melissa in The Heat (New York audiences liked that one, too.) But the big winner in August was the magician’s caper, Now You See Me. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: What Movies Were Watched the Most in Hotel Rooms During July?

"42," the Jackie Robinson story.

“42,” the Jackie Robinson story.

It’s summer, so we’re not surprised that the season’s big baseball movie was a hit in hotel rooms for the second month in a row. 42, the saga of the sport’s game changer Jackie Robinson, stars Chadwich Boseman and Harrison Ford and batted fifth in New York City hotel rooms and sixth in hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: What Movies Did Hotel Guests Watch Most in June?

Tom Cruise in "Oblivion."

Tom Cruise in “Oblivion.”

Maybe we should rephrase the question and ask which actor got the most screen time on hotel room flatscreens last month. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: What Movies did Hotel Guests Watch Most During March 2013?

I can see why producers want their movies to win Academy Awards. They stick around in secondary markets like hotel rooms and make money. Witness last month’s stats for hotels across the US and Canada and in New York City: five of the top ten in-room movies were Best Picture nominees. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: The Most-Watched Hotel Room Movies during November 2012

Fans of action thrillers like big screens, it seems. How else to explain The Dark Knight Rises’ status as the Number 2 hotel room movie in the United States and Canada and New York City in November, the first month it was available to hotel viewers? Batman got beat out of the top spot by last month’s winners — potty-mouthed teddy-bear Ted (nationwide) and the gritty Bourne Legacy (in New York). Read more

Pass the Popcorn: What Were the Ten Most Watched Movies in Hotel Rooms in October 2012?

A foul-mouthed teddy bear was the big winner in hotel rooms last month followed by an action franchise that got tweaked. And in something we rarely see – we’ve been Passing the Popcorn for nine months – the four most popular hotel room movies across the Nation and Canada and in New York City were identical. Guests dug Bourne — and that bear!

As always our round-up is provided by LodgeNet, suppliers of in-room entertainment to 1.6 million hotel rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: The Ten Most Watched Movies in Hotel Rooms in September 2012

No surprise Arbitrage was a hit with New York hotel viewers last month. The sleek financial thriller set in Bernie Madoff’s pre-incarceration Manhattan features lavish footage of two New York City hotels, The Pierre and The Plaza and a big kiss to The Sherry-Netherland.

Elsewhere in hotel rooms around the nation and Canada Arbitrage came in fourth (Marvel’s The Avengers is uber-resilient). Here’s the complete list, as always provided by LodgeNet, suppliers of in-room entertainment to 1.6 million hotel rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: What Movies Did Hotel Guests Watch Most During July 2012?

That’s Hollywood movies, of course, and once again we bring you the monthly Top Ten list as compiled by LodgeNet, supplier of in-room entertainment to 1.6 million hotel rooms in the US and Canada. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: The Top 10 Hotel Room Movies in June 2012

You know it’s summer when you’ve got action movies at the multiplex and comedies in hotel rooms. Hotel guests across the nation watched 21 Jump Street, about two hapless undercover cops sent back to high school to bring down a drug ring, more than any other pay-to-view movie last month. Read more