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(May 16, 2012)

YORK, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- With recent blockbusters such as The Hunger Games and The Avengers driving theater ticket sales this spring,, a multi-generational blogging community, released its Teens and Movie Report. It provides insight on teens and their movie viewing habits along with featured essays from the student writing contest that asked 4,000+ teen visitors across the US, "What movie has made the biggest difference in your life?"

Survey results of participating high school students revealed:

  • 56% of teens see a movie in the theater at least once per month, with 11% paying for more than four theater movies per month
  • 41% of teens watch an additional 2-3 movies at home each week
  • With multiple methods to view movies at home, teens reported that they utilize their personal DVD collection (53.9%) and Netflix (45.1%) in greater numbers than DIRECTV / Dish Network (21.4%) or (16.5%)
  • When asked if they had to give up one form of entertainment, teens are more willing to forgo Social Media (28.2%) and TV (21.8%) than Movies (5.8%) or Music (3.4%)

Of the submitted essays, 11 finalists were selected. These students shared life lessons learned from the films Taare Zameen Par: Every Child is Special, Star Wars, Singin' in the Rain, Rocky, In Time, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Goofy Movie, and 50/50.

One finalist discussed her sister's battle with leukemia in her essay about My Sister's Keeper, "Cancer cannot cripple love, it cannot corrode faith, it cannot eat away peace, it cannot destroy cannot shut out memories, it cannot silence courage, it cannot reduce eternal life. It cannot destroy families..." while another finalist said Prayers for Bobby "inspired me to accept myself for who I am."

Two winning writers were awarded a gift package that included free movie tickets from Regal Entertainment Group. To see the full Teens and Movie Report, visit

For May, in honor of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,'s monthly teen writing contest asks students, "What do you attribute to the decline of teen pregnancies?" is a grassroots blogging community for all generations hosting writing contests, blog directories, coupons, and free educational resources including Language Arts lesson plans, classroom posters, writing prompts and more.

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