Special Report

Cost of a Movie Ticket the Year You Were Born

Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2010
> Avg. ticket price: $7.89
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.92
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Toy Story 3

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

2009
> Avg. ticket price: $7.50
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.70
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Avatar

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

2008
> Avg. ticket price: $7.18
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.33
> Top-grossing movie of the year: The Dark Knight

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

2007
> Avg. ticket price: $6.88
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.33
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Spider-Man 3

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

2006
> Avg. ticket price: $6.55
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.09
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest