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US cinema ticket prices reach record high

July 19,2016 22:06

Figures released by the National Association of Theatre Owners on Monday reveal that cinema ticket prices in the US have reached an all-time high. The average ticket now costs $8.73, up from $8.58 during the first quarter and a 1.4% year-on-year rise.and more »



Catherine Shoard

Tuesday 19 July 2016 11.54 BST

Last modified on Tuesday 19 July 2016 15.39 BST

Figures released by the National Association of Theatre Owners on Monday reveal that cinema ticket prices in the US have reached an all-time high.
The average ticket now costs $8.73, up from $8.58 during the first quarter and a 1.4% year-on-year rise. The numbers represent an average across all venues, titles and times; this tends to rise as the family and blockbuster season begins.
The year actually began down on the numbers for 2015, which hit $8.70 in the fourth quarter, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens screened.
However, prices in North America continue to compare favourably with those in the UK, where the average price last year was £7.17 ($9.47) – a rise of 48.25% over the decade.
In China, whose box office revenue is due to overtake that of the US later this year, the average price is $6.50. The cheapest tickets are to be found in India. Average prices for single-screen cinemas in 2013 were around $0.93, rising to around $3.95 for multiplex screenings.

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