Box Office and Movie Ticket Adjuster
One of the easiest ways to predict how a movie will do is to find a similar movie.  However, in order to get a good comparison, you should take relative ticket price into consideration.

Type in the box office and the year it was released (the year it grossed most of its revenue), then select the year you want to compare it to. To adjust manually, take the gross and divide by the ticket price of the year the movie was released (chart below). Then multiply by the current year's ticket price. This chart is applicable only to US Domestic box office data.


$ mil 

in dollars

  

dollars


Note: Ticket estimates are purely speculative, although compared to some actual-tickets-sold information, the estimates appear to be accurate for recent movies.
     

Avg. Movie Ticket Prices In The US From 1948 Through 2003

1989 and earlier is estimated based on CPI-W.
Source: National Association of Theater Owners

 
Year $
1948 0.36
1954 0.49
1958 0.68
1963 0.86
1967 1.22
1971 1.65
1974 1.89
1975 2.03
1976 2.13
1977 2.23
1978 2.34
1979 2.47
1980 2.69
1981 2.78
1982 2.94
1983 3.15
1984 3.36
1985 3.55
1986 3.71
1987 3.91
1988 4.11
1989 3.99
1990 4.22
1991 4.21
1992 4.15
1993 4.14
1994 4.08
1995 4.35
1996 4.42
1997 4.59
1998 4.69
1999 5.06
2000 5.39
2001 5.65
2002 5.80
2003 6.03
2004 6.22
2005 6.41
2006 6.55
2007 6.88
2008 7.18
2009 7.29 (est)
2010 7.44 (proj)

 

 

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