The Average Movie Ticket Price is Up

The average movie ticket price rose to $8.65 in 2016.  And if you're, you know, OLD . . . then you remember when it was A LOT cheaper.  But on the plus side, it's only 3% more than it was in 2015.  So that's not a huge increase.

At $8.65 apiece, that means a family of four can go to the movies for $34.60 . . . as long as they smuggle in their own snacks.  And even if you buy your popcorn and Cokes there, it's still a lot cheaper than a pro sporting event or a theme park.

A total of 1.32 billion tickets were sold in 2016, which added up to $38.6 billion in global box office.  Both those numbers are about the same as 2015. 

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