The average person who lives in Los Angeles has spent roughly $5,000 on tickets in the past five years, according to research firm RealtyTrac.
But that figure is rising as the city’s moviegoing season gets underway.
The research firm surveyed over 7,000 Los Angeles residents who purchased tickets in 2016.
It found that about 15% of the Los Angeles resident population has spent $5k or more on a movie ticket in the last five years.
The highest-paying movies included The Martian, Transformers: The Last Knight, and The Jungle Book.
That’s not including the many more expensive films like Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which have grossed more than $200m at the global box office.
Los Angeles has some of the most expensive movie tickets in America.
That makes sense when you consider the cost of the movie itself, which is the most likely reason for the surge in spending, Realtytrac said.
The average ticket for The Jungle Bunch is $13,400, which puts it in the same league as the costliest Hollywood releases, according a Realty Trac report.
The Jungle bunch movie, released in 2016, grossed $6,000 per minute.
The cheapest tickets to any movie are often the cheaper ones.
The cheapest tickets in Los Angelas market are $2,600 for a 20-second screening of The Jungle book at The Griffith Park, according Realty.
A 30-second film, The Last of Us, costs $5 for a 30-minute film.
The cheaper tickets often have a longer running time, as well.
The average movie ticket from Hollywood’s summer releases lasts just over an hour, according the report.
A 20-minute movie on a $2k ticket at Griffith Park costs $6.50 per hour, while a 30 minute movie at Griffith costs $10.50.
Realtytrc said the numbers are inflated by the fact that tickets sold for the same price as tickets sold a few weeks earlier, which often meant they were in demand even when people were still buying tickets for the cheapest films.
For the first time in 20 years, people are buying movies at an even higher rate, Realtrac said.
People are now willing to pay more for a ticket at the movie theater, which can mean a higher price than they might have originally expected.