Average Movie Ticket Price Hits $8.33 in Second Quarter

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"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

The price sees a rise from $7.96 in the first quarter of 2014, but is down from $8.38 in the second quarter of 2013.

The average cost of going to the cinema in the U.S. rose to $8.33 in the second quarter of 2014 as the summer season kicked into high gear, according to the National Association of Theater Owners.

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That's up from $7.96 in the first quarter of the year, when there were fewer 3D tentpoles.

However, it was notably down from the second quarter of 2013, when the average movie ticket price clocked in at $8.38 (the reason for the year-over-year decline could include fewer 3D tickets being bought overall as the appetite for the format wanes).

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the highest-grossing title in the second quarter of 2014 ($258.6 million), followed by X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.6 million), Maleficent ($228.3 million), Transformers: Age of Extinction ($227 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($202.1 million).

The average price of a movie ticket crossed $8 for the first time in 2013, finishing the year at $8.13.