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

July 11th, 2014

Episode 704 of 901 episodes

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.