Special Report

Cost of a Movie Ticket the Year You Were Born

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

2000
> Avg. ticket price: $5.39
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.82
> Top-grossing movie of the year: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1999
> Avg. ticket price: $5.08
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.57
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace

Source: Courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures

1998
> Avg. ticket price: $4.69
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.11
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Saving Private Ryan

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1997
> Avg. ticket price: $4.59
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.07
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Titanic

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1996
> Avg. ticket price: $4.42
> Price adjusted for inflation: $7.01
> Top-grossing movie of the year: Independence Day