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Dec 25, 2013 7:39 PM by Akeam Ashford

Families Make Watching Movies a Part of Holiday Tradition

Hoping to cash in on an increasingly profitable time of year, Hollywood is loading up the holiday season as never before with big box office releases.

This year, there are 5 movies released on Christmas day.

According to Entertainment Weekly, in 2012, movie theaters sold an estimated $11 billion worth of tickets here in the U.S., beating the previous 2009 record of $10 billion.

For some, going to the movies on Christmas may still be a bit taboo, but for Miles Wallis, it's just another way to enjoy his holiday.

"It's good to just get out. Christmas is not only about spending time with your family, but I feel like you have to give yourself a present to do what you want to do for the holiday," Wallis said.

Movie goers say today is less crowded, giving them time and space to enjoy their movie.

"A lot of the good movies are coming out, that's why we came. The lines are short, so it's no problem, and the seating is great," movie goer Learis Grant said.

While box offices hope to shatter previous records, Wallis says it's about enjoying the holidays for him.

"It's all about how you enjoy the holidays in your own way, and I intend to do just that," Wallis said.

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