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A LIFE IN TICKET STUBS

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in Filmmaking
on Feb 23, 2006

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There’s an eccentric tracking of life and movies through ticket stubs posted by Mike over at Botsko.net. Having collected all his movie ticket stubs for six years, he puts their data in a spreadsheet and analyzes his moviegoing habits through dating, Fandango, ticket price increases, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the birth of his child.

One of his conclusions: he wound up paying more for movies he liked:

What’s interesting though is that the average price I paid per ticket reflects my opinion of the movie. The better I rated the movie, the more I paid on average to see it. I paid about $5.65 for a ticket to see a movie I didn’t enjoy, and about $7.00 to see one that I loved. Obviously I’m excellent at predicting which movies I will enjoy, and I’m willing to spend money on higher priced tickets to see it sooner rather than later. Only two of these ninety-nine movies were advanced screenings, roughly ten of the them we saw on opening day (estimated), and the rest we saw within a few weeks of their release.

Thanks to Kottke for the link.

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