Episode 552: Blockbusters, Bombs And The Price Of A Ticket

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Tickets for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" sold out in some theaters

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.

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