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2008 Attendance And Average Ticket Price

January 6, 2009

Need some more proof of ticket inflation? Need further findings that less people are going to the movies? Here you go:

In 2008
Domestic Box Office: $9.61 billion
Attendance (Total Ticket’s Sold): 1.34 billion
Average Ticket Price: $7.08

In 2007
Domestic Box Office: $9.63 billion
Attendance (Total Ticket’s Sold): 1.4 billion
Average ticket price: $6.88

2008 vs. 2007
Total Box Office Down -.06%
Attendance Down -3.8%
Ticket Price +2.9%

I’m always amazed at how low the average ticket price is compared to what I have to pay for a ticket! And trust me, I have it a lot better than people in the big city. I usually pay $9.00 to go see a movie, so I would happily take the average ticket price over my usual one. How much do you have to pay for a ticket at your home theater? Do rising ticket costs ever keep you out of the theater?