Box office prices going up

 Box office prices going up

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Ticket prices will be going up at movie theaters across the country this weekend as the entertainment industry looks to cash in on growing demand for 3-D movies following the success of “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

Starting Friday, prices for adult admission to 3-D movies will increase an average 8.3% at box offices nationwide, according to market research conducted by investment firm BTIG. Ticket prices for IMAX movies are expected to jump 10%, while prices for regular 2-D movies will rise about 4% on average.

I do not support this, not even in the slightest.  3d is still just a gimmick, with just a SINGLE movie out so far that was made just marginally better by the presence of 3d technologies.  I haven’t seen it myself, but I’m told that the 3d on Alice wasn’t all that hot, and may have been put in post filming, which is always a horrible idea. via Box office prices going up – Mar. 25, 2010.

2 thoughts on “Box office prices going up

  1. Theaters are desperately trying to find a way to get people to come to them for movies. Avatar is really the first movie to effectively use 3D. Should 3D become the norm, the prices will shoot up, for a while, then they’ll come down to a reasonable amount. They simply won’t keep people coming to the theater if it costs $100 for a family to watch a movie.

  2. Never seen a movie in 3D. I haven’t even seen a movie in IMAX(I really want to!!!). But I know a gimmick when I see one. Fuck SFX and Gimmicks. Give me an original movie with a well written script that shows that more then the usual time was put into the story then the digital effects to fill the empty story void with more emptiness. Because let’s face it, at least 70% of Hollywood does not know how to correctly use the Digital Effects TOOL. Also less studio big wig blockheads messing with the original product from the director please.

    Sincerely,
    A huge fan of film

    PS: Almost $10 for a movie ticket and $6 for a small popcorn or drink makes me want to PIRATE movies. CHEERS!

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