Here’s How Huge the Markup is on Movie Theater Food… Arm & Leg?

Movie theater food is OBSCENELY overpriced . . . here’s exactly how much.  A large popcorn that sells for about $8.15 costs them just 90 cents . . . and a large soda that sells for about $6.31 costs them 51 cents.

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FULL STORY:  Movie theater food is OBSCENELY overpriced.  You knew that . . . but here’s exactly how much.  It’s amazing any movie theater could ever go out of business when they’re working with THESE margins.

A business school professor at the University of California, Irvine analyzed how much the average movie theater charges for different food at their concession stand versus how much it costs . . . and it’s really spectacular.  Check it out . . .

A large bucket of popcorn sells for an average of $8.15 . . . and costs them 90 cents.

A large soda sells for an average of $6.31 . . . and costs them 51 cents including the cup, lid, and straw.  ($6.31 seems high to me, but even at $4 or $5 that’s still a massive markup.)

And a box of candy sells for an average of $4.25 . . . and costs them around $2.  So in terms of markup, that’s the worst deal for them.

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1 Comment on Here’s How Huge the Markup is on Movie Theater Food… Arm & Leg?

  1. And they only pay minimum wage, so that’s crazy. Any insight on why concert tickets are so high? I wanted to take my kiddos to see Katy Perry or Bruno….even the cheap seats are about $100 and so far away from the stage, would have to likely watch them on a screen…what’s the point? As a single mom, can’t seem to justify it :/

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