The L.A. Times‘ Claudia Eller and John Horn are now saying that studio execs are admitting that last summer’s slump was mostly about cruddy movies, and probably wasn’t a harbinger of a permanent downturn in theatrical revenues. The reason for this sudden candor is that Hollywood has just experienced four punchy weeks at the box-office (grosses 17% higher than what they were last year from Labor Day to last weekend) due to the popularity of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Transporter 2, Flightplan and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. To which I say again — it’s the admissions, stupid. The number of people going out to movies has been steadily declining for the last few years. It’s great to have had a robust four weeks, but it now costs $10.75 to buy a ticket at the Grove…hello?