The average movie ticket in the U.S. cost $7.93 last year, topping the previous high of $7.89 in 2010.

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Going to the movies has never been more expensive.

Ticket prices in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2011, according to numbers released Thursday to The Hollywood Reporter by the National Association of Theatre Owners. The price of admission rose last year to $7.93 from $7.89 in 2010.

The high comes despite the average price for a ticket dropping slightly, to $7.83, in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to NATO. The lower fourth-quarter average is believed to reflect a slower pace of business, especially for 3D movies, which carry a higher price....

Posted on 9 Feb 2012, 19:08 - Category: Movies
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