After hitting an all-time high last quarter 2013, the domestic average ticket price decreased significantly to $7.84 per ticket during the third quarter, driven down more than 6% by the success of family films and decreased 3D admissions, according to the National Assn. of Theater Owners.
The average year-to-date price to go to the movies also went down, costing $8.05 per ticket. That’s compared with the $8.16 average yearly ticket price at the end of Q2.
It’s typical to see a notable dip in ticket prices during the third quarter because of cheaper admission prices for summer family films. The average ticket price during third-quarter 2012 dropped 4% from the previous quarter last year averaging $7.78. More..