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Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years

 
thehitchhiker
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Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
Average ticket prices(USD):

2011 Est.$7.96
2010 $7.89
2009 $7.50
2008 $7.18
2007 $6.88
2006 $6.55
2005 $6.41
2004 $6.21
2003 $6.03
2002 $5.81
2001 $5.66
2000 $5.39
1999 $5.08
1998 $4.69
1997 $4.59
1996 $4.42
1995 $4.35
1994 $4.18
1993 $4.14
1992 $4.15
1991 $4.21
1990 $4.23
1989 $3.97
1988 $4.11
1987 $3.91
1986 $3.71
1985 $3.55
1984 $3.36
1983 $3.15
1982 $2.94
1981 $2.78
1980 $2.69
1979 $2.51
1978 $2.34
1977 $2.23
1976 $2.13
1975 $2.05
1974 $1.87
1973 $1.77
1972 $1.70
1971 $1.65
1970 $1.55
1969 $1.42
1968 $1.31
1967 $1.20
1966 $1.09
1965 $1.01
1964 $0.93
1963 $0.85
1962 $0.70
1961 $0.69
1959 $0.51
1956 $0.50
1954 $0.45
1953 $0.60
1951 $0.53
1949 $0.46
1948 $0.40
1945 $0.35
1944 $0.32
1943 $0.29
1942 $0.27
1941 $0.25
1940 $0.24
1939 $0.23
1936 $0.25
1935 $0.24
1934 $0.23
1929 $0.35
1924 $0.25
1910 $0.07

[link to boxofficemojo.com]

Inflation adjusted grosses for popular movies over time: [link to boxofficemojo.com]

Popcorn prices then and now: [link to www.slashfilm.com]

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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
Bump
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
Maybe this helps explain the decreased viewership?
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
I used to pay 15 cents at the movie back in 1949...this list is not accurate.
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
Average ticket prices:

2011 Est.$7.96
2010 $7.89
2009 $7.50
2008 $7.18
2007 $6.88
2006 $6.55
2005 $6.41
2004 $6.21
2003 $6.03
2002 $5.81
2001 $5.66
2000 $5.39
1999 $5.08
1998 $4.69
1997 $4.59
1996 $4.42
1995 $4.35
1994 $4.18
1993 $4.14
1992 $4.15
1991 $4.21
1990 $4.23
1989 $3.97
1988 $4.11
1987 $3.91
1986 $3.71
1985 $3.55
1984 $3.36
1983 $3.15
1982 $2.94
1981 $2.78
1980 $2.69
1979 $2.51
1978 $2.34
1977 $2.23
1976 $2.13
1975 $2.05
1974 $1.87
1973 $1.77
1972 $1.70
1971 $1.65
1970 $1.55
1969 $1.42
1968 $1.31
1967 $1.20
1966 $1.09
1965 $1.01
1964 $0.93
1963 $0.85
1962 $0.70
1961 $0.69
1959 $0.51
1956 $0.50
1954 $0.45
1953 $0.60
1951 $0.53
1949 $0.46
1948 $0.40
1945 $0.35
1944 $0.32
1943 $0.29
1942 $0.27
1941 $0.25
1940 $0.24
1939 $0.23
1936 $0.25
1935 $0.24
1934 $0.23
1929 $0.35
1924 $0.25
1910 $0.07

[link to boxofficemojo.com]

Inflation adjusted grosses for popular movies over time: [link to boxofficemojo.com]

Popcorn prices then and now: [link to www.slashfilm.com]
 Quoting: thehitchhiker

This looks like the price of cigarettes.
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
Where the hell are you seeing movies? I pay 9.50 for ONE ticket where I'm at.

Explains why I haven't been to a theater in years!
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
I used to pay 15 cents at the movie back in 1949...this list is not accurate.
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It's an average. Some areas will pay higher, some less. Depends on where you live.
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
Maybe this helps explain the decreased viewership?
 Quoting: E. Henry Thripshaw


That's why I looked up the stuff. Just to see how things have changed.
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
Where the hell are you seeing movies? I pay 9.50 for ONE ticket where I'm at.

Explains why I haven't been to a theater in years!
 Quoting: Archaic Mason


Yeah like the small town I live in, its $5 for a Matinee. But we don't get all the new movies here only 2 at a time.
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
dunno where did u come up with 7 something
it's more like 10 bucks
if u catch early bird special 5 bucks

cant afford IMAX :(
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i never go to them since

2000

I would rather sit and watch in the comfort of my own home instead of deal with dirty smelly obnoxious crowds and the prices
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12/19/2011 12:40 PM
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
and they charge and arm and leg for popcorn

if you are found bringing your own food they treat you like a criminal

ridiculous

stay home!!!
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dunno where did u come up with 7 something
it's more like 10 bucks
if u catch early bird special 5 bucks

cant afford IMAX :(
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7013991


The prices are averages as stated and in USD per the MPAA.
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
and they charge and arm and leg for popcorn

if you are found bringing your own food they treat you like a criminal

ridiculous

stay home!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7338292


^^^^^THIS^^^^^^
it's like small popcorn and coke 10 bucks + 10 for tix

= 20 per person

fook dat
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Re: Movie Ticket Prices Over the Years
I used to pay 15 cents at the movie back in 1949...this list is not accurate.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7384521


Depends on where you were. The small market theaters were a real bargain, course you had to wait for first run movies.





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