The number one movie in the world, as predicted, is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two. The last stretch of the popular vampire series snagged $340.9 million in its worldwide debut. Depending on one’s location, the price for seeing the movie in the big screen could be heavy or light.
While a small state in Asia sits atop the 10 most expensive cities to watch a movie, five cities are in Australia. The other four cities are in Europe.
Watching Bollywood movies is a bargain basement recreation. In the top 10 cheapest movie tickets, five are found in India. The cheapest is in Hyderabad. Seven are in Asia, two are in Europe and one in North America.
Top 10 most expensive movie tickets in the world
- Tokyo, Japan: $21.5
- Zurich, Switzerland: $18.5
- Geneva, Switzerland: $18.5
- Perth, Australia: $17.5
- Sydney, Australia: $17.5
- Adelaide, Australia: $17.5
- Melbourne, Australia: $17.5
- Oslo, Norway: $16.5
- London, United Kingdom: $15.5
- Brisbane, Australia: $15.5
Top 10 cheapest movie tickets in the world
- Hyderabad, India: $4.95
- Tehran, Iran: $6.23
- Belgrade, Serbia: $6.76
- Pune, India: $7.16
- San Salvador, El Salvador: $7.43
- Mumbai, India: $7.45
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: $7.61
- Bangalore, India: $7.62
- Delhi, India: $7.78
- Cluj-Napoca, Romania: $8.15
Data from Expatistan.com; cost of living index
Any of the US cities did not fit on both lists; but since 1995, the ticket prices have risen steadily. The movie ticket price hit the all-time high in the second quarter of 2012, averaging at $8.12. The average price in 1995 was lower than the cheapest of today, $4.35.
Premium 3D theaters, higher cost of movie production and general inflation affected these prices. Do you think the price of movie tickets is justified?