Movie attendance reached it"s peaked after wwii. In 1946, weekly movie attendance in the us peaked at 90 million, but shortly after, attendance dropped precipitously. By 1956, the average weekly attendance was what half of what it was ten years ago. It continued to fall even further until it bottomed out in the late 1960s. Us was still affected by the war, even though not as devastating as other nations. Some of the more obvious effects of this total war were the changes that took place in the economy. Consumer goods became scarce because all the factories went into making products that could be used in the war. Labor shortages caused by the enlistment of so many men and women into the armed services led to significant wage increases for those who remained to build the equipment necessary for victory. 15 million american served in the military during.