With all the bad news about the economy, it’s hardly surprising that American consumers are continuing to seek refuge in the form of popular entertainment. But going out to a movie is expensive, so, as discretionary income shrinks, low-cost options for home delivery such as NetFlix and others are emerging as alternatives to the local Cineplex. Combining convenience with the lowest possible cost, Redbox is the biggest emerging threat to the big movie chains. So next time you want to get away it all, pick up a movie along with your groceries. Make your own popcorn and save even more. Our latest infographic is based on the aggregate data from over 1 million Mint.com users, a representative sampling of US consumers.
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