Cost of a Movie Ticket the Year You Were Born

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Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1990
> Avg. ticket price: $4.22
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.11
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Home Alone

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

1989
> Avg. ticket price: $3.99
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.07
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Batman

Source: Courtesy of MGM/UA Communications Company

1988
> Avg. ticket price: $4.11
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.70
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Rain Man

Source: Courtesy of Interscope Communications

1987
> Avg. ticket price: $3.91
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.61
> Top-grossing movie of the year: 3 Men and a Baby

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1986
> Avg. ticket price: $3.71
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.29
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Top Gun