Here is an insightful article about the slump in movie theater attendance. Basically, he says that Hollywood should produce some patriotic and/or feel-good movies. That would be nice. One has to wonder what they are thinking when the first person to do a movie about Sept. 11, 2001 is Oliver Stone! If they don't see something wrong with that, it shows just how out of touch they really are. I am not saying he shouldn't make a movie, I'm just saying no one will go see it.
I do wonder about Cinderella Man which was supposed to be a feel-good movie, but it didn't do too well I hear. I didn't see it, but I rarely go to the theater anyway.