Why Would Martin Scorsese, One of the World’s Great Directors, Hate the Box Office?

Martin Scorsese has bemoaned the obsession with box office figures in the movie business.

The Academy Award-winning director has penned an essay in The Hollywood Reporter in which he’s hit out at “research firms like Cinemascore” and “aggregators” like Rotten Tomatoes, claiming they have clouded the thinking of movie fans.

He wrote: “Box office is the undercurrent in almost all discussions of cinema, and frequently it’s more than just an undercurrent.

Legendary director Martin Scorsese. (G Holland / Shutterstock.com)

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