Special Report

Cost of a Movie Ticket the Year You Were Born

Source: Courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

2005
> Avg. ticket price: $6.41
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.23
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures

2004
> Avg. ticket price: $6.21
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.21
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Shrek 2

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

2003
> Avg. ticket price: $6.03
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.13
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Finding Nemo

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

2002
> Avg. ticket price: $5.81
> Price adjusted for inflation: $8.04
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Spider-Man

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

2001
> Avg. ticket price: $5.66
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.92
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone