Movie Ticket Prices Are Actually Declining

Death. Taxes. The fleeting nature of reality-TV marriages. The ever-rising cost of seeing a movie. These are some of the few, depressing things we all know to count on, no matter what. But lo, it looks like one of them isn’t necessarily a constant. As TheWrap reports, movie ticket prices actually declined significantly in the third quarter of 2011. While cinema patrons were paying an average of $8.06 apiece in the second quarter, the mean ticket price between July and September was $7.94. Now, before you get excited, it’s important to note that this may have something to do with the fact that fewer 3D movies, which cost more to see, were released in the third quarter. And New Yorkers? As far as we can tell, it’s still impossible to see a first-run film in this town for less than $11.