Cost of Going to the Movies Over the Years

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Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

1940s
> Avg. ticket price: $0.41
> Price adjusted for inflation: $3.30
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Bambi

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Film Distribution Company

1950s
> Avg. ticket price: $0.56
> Price adjusted for inflation: $3.93
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Lady and the Tramp

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1960s
> Avg. ticket price: $1.02
> Price adjusted for inflation: $6.01
> Top-grossing movie of the year: The Sound of Music

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

1970s
> Avg. ticket price: $1.98
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.58
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope