The price of tickets for lots of things — baseball games, many Broadway musicals, plane trips — rises and falls based on how much demand there is.
But when you go to the movies, a ticket to the empty theater playing a bomb is exactly the same price as a ticket to the sold-out blockbuster.
On today's the show, we try to find out why.
Music: Daniel Reichard, Ensemble feat. Tituss Burgess's December 1963 [Oh, What A Night] and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons's "December, 1963 (Oh What A Night!)." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.