Average Movie Ticket Price Falls to $8.12 in First Quarter

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This year has already seen a number of blockbusters, including 'American Sniper'

That's down from $8.30 in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The average cost of a movie ticket fell to $8.12 in the first quarter of 2015, down from $8.30 in the fourth quarter of 2014 and the overall 2014 average of $8.17.

However, the average ticket price of $8.12 was up over the average cost of going to the movies in the first quarter of 2014 ($7.96).

Generally speaking, ticket prices fall off during the winter months when there are fewer tentpoles, although this year has already seen a number of blockbusters, including American Sniper and Fifty Shades of Grey, both of which opened in the first quarter.

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