Special Report

Cost of a Movie Ticket the Year You Were Born

Source: Courtesy of Marvel Studios

2018
> Avg. ticket price: $9.11
> Price adjusted for inflation: $9.11
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Black Panther

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

2017
> Avg. ticket price: $8.97
> Price adjusted for inflation: $9.16
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2016
> Avg. ticket price: $8.65
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.94
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Source: Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2015
> Avg. ticket price: $8.43
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.84
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

2014
> Avg. ticket price: $8.17
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.56
> Top-grossing movie of the year: American Sniper

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2013
> Avg. ticket price: $8.13
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.65
> Top-grossing movie of the year: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2012
> Avg. ticket price: $7.96
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.60
> Top-grossing movie of the year: The Avengers

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

2011
> Avg. ticket price: $7.93
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.82
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II