I don’t actively try to sound like a snake-oil salesman when discussing important matters like the state of the box office and our moviegoing habits. But all the current fretting and pearl-clutching over the state of moviegoing, the health of the U.S. box office, and what kind of movie could help get audiences back into theaters and less reliant on streaming services has left me feeling a bit grandiose in my claims about what the cure might be. Right now, the success of Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out, which has grossed over $250 million worldwide at the box office against a reported budget of just $40 million in addition to being a critical smash, might just hold the key to curing some of the biggest ailments facing the movie industry right now. Solemn conversations on the declining health of the contemporary theatrical experience have been ongoing for some time now. A few key questions lie at the heart of the matter and there are plenty of answers, depending on who you ask. How do studios gets butts into theater seats? Why continue urging folks into said seats when tickets now cost something in the double digits? Are movie theaters, especially the bigger chains, worth giving money t...