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.