Slumping Popcorn Sales Will Pop Ticket Prices

Film fans who balk at $6 popcorn will be coughing up more at the door
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 6:49 AM CDT
Slumping Popcorn Sales Will Pop Ticket Prices
Movie theaters rely on patrons munching their way through plenty of popcorn and other stacks to keep ticket prices down, but that may change as popcorn hits $6 per bag.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Movie tickets have long been partly subsidized by popcorn sales, but that business model is set to pop as the price of corn soars, Advertising Age reports. As moviegoers pass up the pricey snack, cinemas will need to hike ticket charges to cover the difference. One expert on the movie biz thinks ticket prices could climb as much as 30% this year.

 

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