You may not know it from watching the stocks of Hollywood's largest moviemakers, but it's been a record year for celluloid at the box office.
This morning, theater chain Regal Entertainment
Regal went public in May, contrasting debt-laden movie houses, such as AMC Entertainment
But media companies are in the dumps, for the most part. Check out the stocks of entertainment conglomerates with significant movie studio interests, such as Disney
Regal has managed to avoid these setbacks, however. It's rocking and rolling and reeling along, as the audience continues to crave filmed entertainment, even through -- especially through -- these uncertain times. The company also launched a $0.15-a-share quarterly dividend today. Pocket change, sure, but it'll cover those Jujy Fruits and nachos at the concession stand.