Average movie ticket up to a record $8.70

NEW YORK – The average movie ticket has hit a record high of $8.70.

The National Association of Theatre Owners said Tuesday that was the average ticket price in the fourth quarter of 2015. It’s up 40 cents, or almost 5 percent, from the same period the year prior. Over the full year of 2015, the average ticket cost $8.43. The averages cover theaters across the country and showings at all times of day.