Despite recession, consumers don’t plan to curb spending on entertainment
Hurray for Hollywood—or for Hollywood, hurray for the American consumer. According to a study from the NPD Group, 73 percent of Americans plan to spend the same or more on theatrical movies this year. That number is up seven percent from 2008. And that’s not all: 75 percent said they plan to spend the same or more on digital music, 60 percent will spend at least the same on CDs, and 65 percent will open their wallets for video games in 2009.