Cost of Going to the Movies Over the Years

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Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1980s
> Avg. ticket price: $3.42
> Price adjusted for inflation: $6.97
> Top-grossing movie of the year: ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1990s
> Avg. ticket price: $4.39
> Price adjusted for inflation: $6.59
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Titanic

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

2000s
> Avg. ticket price: $6.36
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.81
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Avatar

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2010s
> Avg. ticket price: $8.27
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.65
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens