$50 Mega Movie Ticket Fullfilling a Prophecy?
(ABC/WGGB) – How much would you be willing to pay to see Brad Pitt trying to save mankind from zombies in the new movie ‘World War Z’? Is $50 too much? That’s the price of what is being called the “Mega Ticket” now on sale at a handful of movie theaters around the country.
The high sticker price does get you more than just a seat in the theater. For one, you’re able to see the film a full two days earlier than regular audiences. You also receive a digital download of the film when it goes on sale, custom 3-D glasses, a poster, and a small popcorn.
The Mega Ticket announcement comes just days after a handful of Hollywood heavyweights, including George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, made a dire prediction that the movie industry could implode in the coming years. They also warned that ticket prices for summer blockbusters would skyrocket to $50, $100, or even $150.
The directors say that the change will have to come because these blockbusters cost so much, and are such big risks for studios.