Movie theaters are the best place to see the best movies on Earth
Movie theaters have become the best and most affordable places to see films, with more than 40% of US moviegoers opting for a ticket to the movies, according to a new survey.
The survey, conducted by BoxOffice.com, found that moviegoing audiences across the US, Canada and Australia spent $1.3 billion on movies in 2015, up from $924 million in 2014.
The majority of moviegoers were over 55, and most were women, according the survey.
They were also most likely to be from households with incomes below $75,000 a year, with those households spending the most on moviegoing.
The median ticket price for a movie in the US was $6.69, while in Canada it was $4.99.
The average price for tickets to the top 50 films in the top 100 was $59.80, while the average ticket price in the bottom 50 was $36.40.
The vast majority of the moviegoing audience was male, with 76% of them choosing to go to the theater.
That compares to 59% of women and 62% of those under 35.
Men and women also had different tastes.
Women were more likely to want to go see more than one film, and men were more interested in seeing the same films over and over again.
The biggest difference was in the demographics.
Men and women aged 18 to 29 were more than twice as likely to have a college degree compared to those aged 65 and older, while men were twice as much likely to own a car compared to women of the same age.
This study is the latest to find that moviegoers are spending more on their tickets than ever before.
In 2016, a study by the American Film Institute found that filmgoing revenue was up more than 50% since 2007, according and the year before that, moviegoing revenue hit $5.6 billion.
According to BoxOffice, the average American ticket cost $59 in 2015.
The total cost of movies was $1,074 billion in 2015 and was $3.9 trillion in 2020, according data from the Motion Picture Association of America.